Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:42 AM
I figured it would fall apart the first time I tried to move it but it's surprisingly stable. I was able to pick it up, hold it, and even roll it around and it still hasn't shattered back into 300 pieces. I've seen something similar done alternating 1x2's and round 1x1. Anyone else tried this with any success? The website has a alot of other cool examples of what this guy has done with this technique.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:50 AM
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:39 AM
That's right! Famously applied here:
EDIT: I also came across a presentation on it in the Eurobricks Index of Tutorials when I first joined.
Edited by fallenangel309, 22 June 2011 - 08:41 AM.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:46 AM
Yes, that is Pepa's amazing MOC... I even seem to remember him referring to the technique as 'stressing the brick' in an interview or something of the sort.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:48 PM
Well, the bricks he used each time weren't necessarily the same bricks in the same orientation-- but yes, I'm sure the stress on the plastic was sufficient to start warping the bricks! If it weren't glued (it's one of the few parts of the Millyard that's actually glued), I expect if you took those pieces off they'd be BADLY bent. But mostly, it was just funny to periodically look over at his table when he was building it, and seeing a sudden spurt of 1x2 bricks go flying into the air as the model flew apart.
It's hard to tell the tight diameter in this picture, but here's one that I found of the bent wall:
I don't know exactly what radius is, but I'm the one that took measurements on the buildings for the overhead map, and looking at my electronic notes (not my handwritten ones, which would have better info), it looks like 11-12 studs of radius.
You can see in the picture where he interspersed some rows of 1x2 plates in with the 1x2 bricks (the old-brown horizontal stripes), but I don't remember why he ended up doing that.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:56 PM
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