#845 Favourite Brick Friday: 2599a Minifigure Flipper

This week's favourite brick is a unique entry: the minifigure flipper. It can be attached to the feet of minifigures to give them flippers for swimming, but did you know it's a very useful part for tiled roof designs?



It's unique shape makes it perfect for this application, the only problem is how to position them. Often offsets are used with jumper plates, but to create the conical design pictured flex tubes and 1x1 clips are used. The flex tubes are bent into circles, with the clips and then the flipper attached. The circles are then layered on top of one another, with the flippers covering any gaps.


Check out the piece on Bricklink here:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=170#T=P


Check out links to the featured builders here:

Know Your Pieces: https://www.flickr.com/photos/knowyourpieces/48052891707/in/dateposted/


Barney Main: https://www.flickr.com/photos/barneymain/5513095896/in/photolist-96ktUJ-9pb4kw-7fyEmy-7uXKq4-5svJzY-7m66FP-7bQm2q-b8RC3v-67hzic-7t5uvM-7jh6s1-7jh6su/


Unknown: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/64971-flipper-roof-technique-how-to/


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