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Postby Bruce N H » Mon May 22, 2006 8:49 pm

Hey all,

dickydidier (Didier Enjary?) posted this very simple and very cool SNOT idea:

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I'm going to have to play with this when I get home to see how strong it is.

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Re: amazingly cool and simple SNOT idea

Postby footsteps » Mon May 22, 2006 9:40 pm

Bruce N H wrote:dickydidier (Didier Enjary?) posted this very simple and very cool SNOT idea
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Just editing your url link.

I agree, that approach is stunning in its simplicity. Long live Lego!

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Postby eNiGMa » Mon May 22, 2006 11:12 pm

Cool, simple, and I can see this being quite useful to me. Those lever pieces sure have had a lot of attention lately! :wink:
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Postby smcginnis » Mon May 22, 2006 11:38 pm

Very cool, very useful (as long as it's sturdy, but hey, if it isn't, you can always add more levers). Oh, and it is Didier Enjary.

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Postby JoshWedin » Tue May 23, 2006 12:03 am

This is brilliant and a major breakthrough! I just tried it and it is pretty sturdy and, as smcginnis said, you can add more levers. It is a bit tricky to get the levers to snap into the second plate, but once you get that done, its stays together well. I used two levers and two 4x6 plates. I dropped them from a height of three feet and one lever still held. So the drop test was somewhat successful. :)

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Postby BreadMan » Tue May 23, 2006 12:59 am

Just tried it as well. This changes everything! Only disadvantage is that you need a plate 4x4 or bigger. Also, if you put the levers in two dimensions (90 degrees from eachother) you can insure that your studs will be flush with the ones on the opposite side.
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Tue May 23, 2006 3:57 am

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Postby Maedhros » Tue May 23, 2006 6:44 am

:shock:

I wonder how many times I have needed this technique...

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Postby SixStuds » Tue May 23, 2006 11:49 am

Hi Bruce and castlers,

Yes dickydidier BS gallery is mine,

but this SNOT Technic is not mine. As I've said on Lugnet post, I'm searching the "author" of this technique. I simply can't remember who teach me it or where I read about it. It makes me feel pretty sad not to being able to remember.

I have to try the 90 degrees tip by BreadMan, it should be of help in snacking into the second plate. Nice advice.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy castlers find it potentially usefull. I've never thought there were some many SNOTters among castlers. More SNOTters here than in train or space forum/chat ;-)

and I love so much Unique Brique Technique blog, great ressource.

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Postby JoshWedin » Tue May 23, 2006 11:55 am

Hello SixStuds! Welcome to Classic-Castle!

SixStuds wrote:but this SNOT Technic is not mine. As I've said on Lugnet post, I'm searching the "author" of this technique. [snip] I have to try the 90 degrees tip by BreadMan, it should be of help in snacking into the second plate. Nice advice.


Even if it isn't your original idea, I thank you for bringing to our attention. It is a wonderful new idea. I have needed something like this many times. Last night, I tried the 90 degree placement, suggested by Breadman. It works really well! It makes the the two plates line up better and is much stronger.

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Postby Anubisconq » Wed May 24, 2006 9:49 pm

What does the term SNOT mean? :oops:
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Wed May 24, 2006 9:56 pm

Anubisconq wrote:What does the term SNOT mean? :oops:


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Referring to any building technique in which a LEGO element is attached to another LEGO element without stacking them in the originally designed orientation. In other words, the studs aren't all pointing up.

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Postby Peppermint Pig » Thu May 25, 2006 7:21 am

This is an awesome idea and I've already come up with several applications for it. I'll export some ldraw ideas to further the discovery process. :)

.. I feel like I am having a deja vu moment.

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Sorry if the image is a little big, but I kept the file size reasonable:
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Now to see what other ideas are spawned. :D
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