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#613 TECHNIQUES: Greebling

Today we're shedding light on a term you may have seen thrown around when discussing or commenting on LEGO models; greebling. This involves using small parts often referred to as “greebles” or groupings of mechanical-looking elements that provide detail but serve no practical function apart from increasing the aesthetic value of a surface. They can therefore be used to make a space more interesting and fill in any blank or empty spaces in your MOC or represent details in microscale applications.

We've chosen a selection of pieces that lend themselves well to greebling; they look like they serve a function and could add detail to blank surfaces.

Pictured is an example of greebling used in the official set 10221 Super Star Destroyer and by Tyler on Flickr who uses some incredibly unique pieces to create interesting details:


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