Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:54 PM
What I'm looking for are innovative roof designs. I'd also like to see some good pictures of the 1x1 round brick design, since I think I'd like to use that in my next MOC.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:02 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:16 PM
Straw roof using hands -
Using technic chain links -
Using technic axles threaded together with string -
Using 1x2 bricks in zig-zag format
Using flippers -
Curved roof using not-pushed-together-properly-bricks -
Using chairs -
By Mister oo7, using 1x1 rounds -
By Adrian Florea, using horizontal 2x3 slopes -
By SirNadroj, using 2x3 modified plates -
By Sir Nelson, using tooth plates -
By TheBrickTime, using lots of cheese slopes
I've also considered using overlapping plastic capes as roof tiles, but they are unfortunately very expensive in bulk.
To be honest, it is very part-effective to make a normal plate roof, and add grill plates/cheese slopes/1x2 tiles/1x1 round plates to add texture. Most of the above techniques are considerably weaker than a more commonplace alternative.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:25 PM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:07 AM
wunztwice has an interesting techinique here:
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:40 AM
I'm using Sly's flipper roof idea for one of my MOCs that I'm working on at the moment. I think that it looks great in most situations.
One technique that I like to use is a normal plate roof with tiles on it, that are not totally attached everywhere.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:12 AM
How are you attaching all those flippers? I don't understand the framework holding them together.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:37 AM
Edited by zouave, 02 November 2009 - 03:56 AM.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:36 AM
Those look like some very good roof Ideas.
Some I would have never thought of.
I like how the tooth plates look on The sand Bar by Sir Nelson. A Very nice thatched look.
That looks Great I Scream Clone
I might borrow some of these techniques sometime for MOCs if people don't mind.
Edited by CommanderFox, 02 November 2009 - 05:37 AM.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:16 AM
It´s a great source of inspiration for a problem I also have been faced with.
Thanks for all members posting such incredible and outstanding ideas!
Even more interested in LEGO bricks & parts? Read Tim Johnson's (aka Caperberry) blog:
Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:50 AM
Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:37 PM
I know you are looking for techniques without the sloped bricks but you can do quite a lot with them as well.
Here is my attempt at a conical roof with them.
Roof Technique with sloped bricks
Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:17 PM
For the curved roof, I used horizontal flex tubing with 1x1 clips.
And some more...
By Marian19, using popsicles -
I'm pretty sure I've seen someone using bars, flex tubing and string to make a roof, but that may have been a table scrap of mine
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