MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop LEGO TECHNIQUE: Curved WallsOther
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
LEGO TECHNIQUE: Curved Walls
A short tutorial on curved walls and mixed cylinder curving.
About this creation
Lego comes in many shapes and sizes, but not often in round shapes. So when youre trying to add curves to your walls (or structures), you may tend to get stuck.

The simplest technique to adding curves, is by using 1x2 bricks, but rather than line them up in a straight line, bend them at the ends to achieve a slight curve. As seen below:


1x3 and 1x4 pieces can also be used, but they will yield different levels of curvature. The biggest problem with this technique is that it tends to stress the bricks and creates quite large curvatures. If youre looking for something sturdier and much smaller (but more part consuming), Erik Brok has come up with a technique called mixed cylinder curving.


In this technique you mix 1x2 (or 1x3 or 1x4) bricks or plates with round 1x1 bricks or plates. The result is a much smaller curvature, but a little choppier. To eliminate some of the choppiness, you can replace the 1x1 round bricks with regular 1x1 bricks. The result is a smoother wall, though not as round as with the 1x1 round bricks.

Here are some other examples of curved walls:




For more tutorials, you can go here.


Other references:
- Curved Walls tutorial by EggyPop
- Another curved walls tutorial by Milan CMadge
- Curved Walls by Erik Brok

free counters



Comments

 I made it 
  November 23, 2010
Wow, he is just on another level.
Quoting El Barto ! Nice curves! Very informative. Check out Chris's crazy-curvy Vulcan ship! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/213833
 I made it 
  November 23, 2010
Youre welcome!
Quoting Ean Beyer Thank you! You saved me the embarrassment of having to ask someone how to do that!
 I like it 
  November 22, 2010
Thank you! You saved me the embarrassment of having to ask someone how to do that!
 I like it 
  August 6, 2010
Nice curves! Very informative. Check out Chris's crazy-curvy Vulcan ship! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/213833
 
By Leonardo L
Add to my favorite builders

5
people like this. See who.

3,080 visitors
4 comments
Added August 5, 2010
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop LEGO TECHNIQUE: Curved WallsOther


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use