advanced building techniques

Advanced LEGO building techniques: Train bumber after an original idea by James Mathis. Illustration by Didier Enjary.
A common trait of technoludic online scenes and communities are the efforts undertaken to document, preserve and redistribute specific knowledge. The afols [adult fans of lego] have developed many building techniques beyond those found in official instructions. Back in 2007 Didier Enjary collected a lot of those in his The Unofficial LEGO Advanced Building Techniques Guide [.pdf | 1.7 MB]. Didier’s guide explains the geometry of LEGO bricks from scratch, then proceeds to particular techniques. All in all his guide is a testament to the afols’ intellectual and practical appropriation of the LEGO building system.
Increasing offsets. Model by Jason Railton, illustration by Didier Enjary.

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