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SNOT brick and mortar wall

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:13 pm

After being totally wowed by this castle, I quickly put together a mock-wall. It uses a simple technique of technic bricks and half-pins to secure the tiles. I'm not certain, but I think this is how this mystery builder constructed his/her castle!

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Postby ottoatm » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:44 pm

I was guessing that the wall was made with this piece Image and this one Image... but I'm thinking your model looks better and is much sturdier, so probally the likely building structure.

Either way, the effect is very nice.
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Postby Bricksidge » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:53 pm

It used technic pins and those 1x4 bricks with 4 studs on the side. And perhaps a few other snot elements for the corners and such.
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Postby Graynar » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:01 pm

Hey guys.

Being a noob still, I don't know what the term SNOT means. Something to do with technic pieces?

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Postby Gumby » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:46 pm

Graynar wrote:Being a noob still, I don't know what the term SNOT means. Something to do with technic pieces?


SNOT = Studs Not On Top. It refers to any case where you build something that includes pieces orientented in such a manner that the "studs" don't point "upwards". Using SNOT techniques, one can achieve many interesting effects that you normally wouldn't be able to if you simply put one brick "on top" of another.

In this particular case, the tiles don't have studs - but if they did, the studs would be pointing outwards.

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Postby lil Jon » Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:22 am

Good detective work. I was wondering how it was made.
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Postby JPinoy » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:09 am

Well, Im sure he wasn't the only one to figure it out...

I've been using SNOT techniques myself for quite a while. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=112126

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Great looking Castle and awesome use of the technic bricks.

So thats where all those dark gray tiles went to, when they started to disappear from BrickLink. :lol:
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Postby Bricksidge » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:17 am

JPinoy wrote:Well, Im sure he wasn't the only one to figure it out...

I've been using SNOT techniques myself for quite a while. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=112126



Um...what? Lots of people use SNOT building.

Have you ever posted without plugging one of your own creations?

Right, back on the topic now folks.
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:31 am

JPinoy wrote:Well, Im sure he wasn't the only one to figure it out...


I never claimed I was the first to figure it out. I, however, was the first to post a comprehensive example on how I reckoned Steve DeCraemer built his POV3. I was merely trying to shed light on an interesting building technique that I'm sure other CCers are interested in duplicating.
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Postby JoshWedin » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:07 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:I never claimed I was the first to figure it out. (snip) I was merely trying to shed light on an interesting building technique that I'm sure other CCers are interested in duplicating.


And I'm glad you did. The technic style hadn't crossed my mind. I was thinking the same thing as ottoatm. And don't worry about that other post, you weren't out of line.

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Postby xiblal » Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:03 pm

Here is the sameone using the same technique only with what ottoatm pointed out. Image



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Postby Gumby » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:03 pm

JPinoy wrote:Well, Im sure he wasn't the only one to figure it out...

I've been using SNOT techniques myself for quite a while. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=112126


Well, SNOT techniques aren't really a recent discovery... :roll:

The focus of this thread was on how Steve DeCraemer most likely achieved his "brick and mortar" effect on his castle. Maybe he's not the first to use tiles/headlight bricks or technic bricks with pins in such a manner, but I bet he is the first to use it on such a large and impressive scale - in a theme we all love here on Classic Castle!
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