#685 TIPS: 1x1 technic brick vs. 1x1 SNOT brick
Today we're comparing two bricks that can be used for the same purpose, but are actually different in more ways than you might think, from their dimensions to other uses.
In terms of dimensions, they differ very slightly. The technic brick's hole is actually slightly higher than the SNOT brick, which you may not think matters much, but it's there and creates a slight gap if you put plates over. This has been confirmed by an official LEGO designer who made this document on illegal connections that you can view here: https://swooshable.com/other-resources/stressing-the-elements