#438 TECHNIQUES: Interesting part connections

Today we'll be looking at 2 different part connections that can allow for some interesting building techniques. They may be classed as 'illegal' in the LEGO world, meaning strain is put on the pieces, but they can be incredibly useful.



The first is by James Shields, who attaches bar holders with clips to 1 by plates, allowing him to create cylindrical shapes such as Hoth Turrets: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lostcarpark/28081506526/in/photolist-JMt4xC-JMowcj-qu2Y2H-px3w5j-vUWFxZ-HU5agb-8XH16S-8XGZSL-HU38j8-8XDWWH-8XDXz8-8XH1UU-8XDXJg-8XDYo4-8XH2ob-8XH1F5-BYAwU2-BxuuDv-B7KPLx-BvDR66-BWSVA4-C5aAXv-8XE87a-C5afjg-C2RV7q-yVzptH-BUzsMw-8XE7TD-zfkHp3-BC3oeu-C2Sjdf-BC385w-C5aMvV-C5aKRn-zeqwLG-BUyU5C-BvE9in-C2RHv9-BUzN2U-B7DV37-B7Leca-C5aD44-C2RK7f-C2RLjq-BC3cA5-BvDyeF-C5aTaF-yir6jJ-C5akPz-B9AojX


The second is by Chris Crowley, who wedges lever pieces inside the anti-studs of plates, allowing him to connect plates upside down. This was used in his B-Wing MOC: https://www.flickr.com/photos/153182633@N04/38917127781/in/dateposted/


These connections are ingenious solutions to problems that would be complicated to solve with other pieces, and are also very compact. You can find some more interesting connections here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/37217189@N04/galleries/72157659278832653/

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