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The simplest thing is probably to technic axles in there - 2L for the 1x1 bricks, and longer for the 2x1x6 bricks - as long as the sections will just rest one on top of the other and not have to resist any tension forces.

sorry, I mean the 2x1x5 bricks; just hit the wrong key.

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If they're trans clear then technic axles through the tall bricks won't work! Then reorganize as follows:

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If you're looking for a solution where you can stick everything together with studs so that the frame is flush, it will be much bulkier. It looks like you're building a wall to set this in, so that might be tractable.

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You could use 2 of part 36840 or 2 of part 36841 facing away from each other and a 1x2 plate and 1x2 tile connecting the hollow studs.

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My suggestion was similar to @TimeCruiser's above, but with brackets that are 2 studs wide instead of 1x1, since they are more common. Either way, you'd have to build them off to the side or front, though, but I think you'll find that's the case no matter what. You can always add something decorative there, or hide them behind an adjoining wall section.

Another idea is to put a 1x1 modified plate  4081b.png

 

at the end of each pillar (four total) and hold the side studs together with a 1x2 tile. The side studs won't be an exact stud width apart, but since the 1x2 can span odd gaps it shouldn't be a problem. You might need to put a 1x1 plate on the underside of one set of modified plates so they don't bow out. Again, you'd need to build it off to the side and hide it.

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Thank you @TimeCruiser and @rodiziorobs for your suggestions. In trying them out I do get a bit of bowing as the space between the studs is slightly more than a 1x2 can cover, however it is very slight and once placed into the wall, I don't think it would look too bad.

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13 hours ago, TimeCruiser said:

You could use 2 of part 36840 or 2 of part 36841 facing away from each other and a 1x2 plate and 1x2 tile connecting the hollow studs. 

This would end up with a portion that isn't flush with the rest of the frame - as @rodiziorobs points out, this would be an opportunity to make a decorative detail.

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Here is a photo of what I had in mind using the 2 stud wide equivalent bracket 99781.20190204_170900.jpg

I encountered a slight bowing also, which was more pronounced with 3 plates than with 1 brick between the brackets.

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Yeah new 1x1 brackets as TimeCruisers wrote (DBG ones are only upwards though, or headlight bricks instread. You should definitely replace 4 of the front bricks by 1x4 plate & tile, attaching 2 (or more) headlight bricks.I would even go for a 1x6 tile to have it more smooth in-between the arches.

So instead of 6 bricks in the front you'd have 1 headlight + 2* 1x1 plates + 1 headlight + 1x1 plate, on each side. And you hold both by 1x6 plate+1x6 tile, with 4* 1x1 plates to extend the headlights.

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