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Creating Stonework using Lego

Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
There's this unique house I'm trying to build to scale and cannot figure out how to do the ooter stonework with Lego. What is even more difficult is that the pillars are tapered.

I have the pictures of the house below.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank You.


  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    SNOT the columns, use 2x8 plates or whatever for each side, and put different coloured 1x1 round tiles on each stud. Lower down, build out the column using extra plates. That's the only way I can think of doing it off the top of my head.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 801
    @pitfall69, try starting with a studded wall face and using a combination of both round and square studded plates in as many "earthy and stone colours" in a random spread ( round, round, square, round, square).
    Then any square plates can be tilted sideways to varying angles between the round plates and give an element of uniformity.

    This is an untried method as I'm at work with no bricks to play about with.
    Results may very :)

  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    For the tapered columns, you could use SNOT (like others have mentioned) with wedged plates.

    Depending on your scale, one of those options could be the best bet. In my head I automatically thought the 2x4 wedge would be good with a regular 2x X plate on top, but I'm not sure of the height needed (or width).

    As to the stonework itself? I'll have to keep thinking about that.

    Good luck.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    I will have to play around, but I'm not an experienced builder and I welcome more suggestions and pictures :)
  • meyerc13meyerc13 Member Posts: 227
    Check out Derfel Cadarn's guide to medieval building:

    He spends a lot of time demonstrating stonework techniques.
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    meyerc13 said:

    Check out Derfel Cadarn's guide to medieval building:

    He spends a lot of time demonstrating stonework techniques.

    Thanks Meyerc13, thats something I have been searching for for a while.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    ^^ that is absolutely amazing!
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Hey! Would said you could build a LEGO replica of MY house! :-) Just kidding.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    I'm glad I brought up this topic. I love medieval buildings. For the large stones on my house I will have to play around with depth just to get the mortar right. Loving all the input.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    ^ I agree. By and large, the people on this forum are a great group. You got a lot of great input. Some people are so creative with LEGOS and have such extremely impressive creations.

    I'm positive you'll do a great job on the house @Pitfall69.

    I would have offered suggestions if I had any, but I don't have a creative bone in my body. So, I tried to insert a little (very little) humor in place of a suggestion or creativity. It's never my intent to offend or make fun of anyone. Just trying to add a smile here or there.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,911
    I think a bucket load of 1x1 round plates (studs) and 1x2 plates are probably the way to go. As mentioned above derfel uses a lot of this in his stuff. Very parts intensive but should produce the look you're aiming for.
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