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Making Studs-Down Squares
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Some people were wanting to know how making studs-down squares works, so here it is.
Note this is a guide on the initial technique.

Yes, the technique only uses standard bricks, plates, and cylinders, you won't need any special elements which is the plus side to this.

No, you will not need glue.


Here is your standard 8 x 8 inverse cube. This is what I'll teach you to make.


This connection between plates is what allows this technique to be possible, keep that in mind.


Here is the 8x8 with 3 of its 4 SIDE faces taken off, showing the part of the interior.



You begin with a plate, preferably a square one. Use either 4x4, 6x6, or 8x8 square plates, don't use 2x2, it won't work like this.


Then add the same size of plate like so.


Next add another plate directly above the other. Remember, it has to be facing the direction shown.


Then add 3 other plates to sides.


Next attach 2 layers of 2x2 plates to both the top and bottom as seen in the picture.


Finally, add your final 2 plates to the top a the bottom to complete it. You now have a fairly sturdy cube.



You can go from cubes to rectangular prisms, to things such as this Poke'ball using this technique. Many different designs can be created from it.





Comments

 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
Thanks for posting! It's good to learn a new technique and keep it in mind for when you're stuck! Very Innovative :-)
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  September 20, 2012
Mate you have lost some images can you reload them please?
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  October 21, 2011
Pretty crafty, Dude!
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  August 13, 2011
Brilliant!
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  March 2, 2011
great idea! this is very clever, and very practical. I will definately use this sometime!
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  February 16, 2011
Quoting christophe corthay This super cool idea !!! May I try ????
Of course!
 I like it 
  February 16, 2011
This super cool idea !!! May I try ????
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  November 19, 2010
Great technique! Thanks for the lesson on how to make them. I'll definitely be giving that a go.
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  November 19, 2010
Nice technique. I'll end up using it someday, although I'm not sure on what.
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  November 19, 2010
Very clever, I wonder what can be done with these.
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  November 19, 2010
Awesome! I gotta try this!
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  November 19, 2010
This is genius! Thanks for showing us how it's made.
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  November 19, 2010
Excellent work, I like your Pokeball remake. This technique should come in handy.
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  November 19, 2010
Cool! =) I like Pokeball. =)
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  November 19, 2010
You're quite ingenious, I think you're the first to use that technique... nice work Joshua...
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  November 19, 2010
You evil, little genius=P ~H
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  November 18, 2010
I know you could make walls by ponying (a term some use to describe the plate between studs technique), but I didn't realize that the gap from the perpendicular plate to the base plate was almost exactly two plates. That's something I don't think anyone has tried before. If they have, they never mentioned it anywhere.
 I like it 
  November 18, 2010
Very cool and interesting technique!
 
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