#461 Favourite Brick Friday: Technic Axles

This week's favourite brick(s) are technic axles which since the introduction of technic in 1977 have been a key component of the system. However, today we will look at it not in this context but actually how to use it to create mosaics.



If you've been following this blog for a while, you will have probably seen other mosaics, the most famous being the 'cheese' slope mosaics, originally by Katie Walker. Although the mosaics pictured are similar in the sense that multiple of the same part are used, using technic axles is a very different game.


The 'cheese' slopes can be positioned in many different orientations, which in my opinion makes them harder to use. The technic axles have a regular shape, so would be perfect for a beginner who wants to try some LEGO mosaics. There aren't too many tips I can give, just to experiment with different frames to hold the technic axles with the right force. You can of course use any size technic axles, but I recommend the smallest variant, the 2M (2 studs long) axle as those ones won't break your bank!


Here is the piece on Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=675#T=S&O={"iconly":0}


Kiwi by Brickthing: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickthing/6914366304/

Heart by Dylan Mievis: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkytron/6875628010/

Pacman by Nicholas Carter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/6nichcar/4117843573/

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