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Flowerhead - which way?

glosminifigfanglosminifigfan United KingdomMember Posts: 94
Which way around should flowerheads go? Is there a right answer? I notice that even Lego can't agree - the Town Hall instructions show the flower 'flat', but the promotional photos show the flower 'stud' side up. The official photos of the Wedding Favour set show the flower 'flat'.

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,557
    Whichever you like. I normally go for the one on the left.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,001
    To each their own, but I always presumed that Lego would want the definition on top being seen, or why bother making a elevated center?
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,435
    The one on the right definitely.
    rocaodougtsmadforLEGOT_LarsOldfanbobabricks
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    ^^ The elevated center helps add clutch, so there is reason beyond being aesthetic. That said, I prefer the right.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    I've always gone with the right, 'stud up', way. It always seemed to me that the stud was the top of the mould - similar to regular bricks - whereas the flat area always seemed a little too flat - as though it was an unfinished surface not meant for viewing. But these were just my perceptions from when i was small, and exaggerated through years of habit.

    But if you're happy with either way, you could treat each side as a different type of flower head, and use whichever is appropriate to the effect you're looking for.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,395
    I've generally gone with the way it's put in the instructions of sets. Which I only really noticed wasn't consistent earlier this year when building Bag End. I think TLG made these like this so you have a choice how it looks.
  • DJ_Pon3DJ_Pon3 Member Posts: 93
    I used to do right like most lego instructions, now I do left because it looks more like a flower that way up and it has a slight pattern moulded into that side to.
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Never really noticed this in instructions before. I've always gone for the left since being little. Now I see the two together I can see the appeal of stud-up but reckon habit will keep me stud-down!
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,313
    edited August 2014
    Studs up. Though admittedly the lego instructions often seem to have studs down.
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    I've never been picky but I always assumed the reason the instructions showed the stud down was because the stud was meant to represent the throat of the flower.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I usually vary them from bunch to bunch. Really, though, I prefer using 33291 when possible; they just look more LEGO.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    I prefer stud up, and LEGO uses both ways in sets and on their own displays, so there is no right and wrong way.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,313
    binaryeye said:

    I usually vary them from bunch to bunch. Really, though, I prefer using 33291 when possible; they just look more LEGO.

    Hadn't realised this piece was 10 years old. Always assumed it appeared with the Friends line.
  • raygunnraygunn Member Posts: 93
    Another vote for stud up. This also allows for another round stud of a different colour to be added on top to create a more varied display of different flower types.
    BrickDancerPitfall69BrickmanSirBencarlqandheAdeelZubair
  • T_LarsT_Lars USAMember Posts: 104
    I've always preferred stud side up, though I usually like seeing studs showing in my LEGO construction. Also, flat side up looks kinda m***b****-ish to me (just my opinion. )
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 553
    I've always gone with the one on the right, although the left doesn't look bad either. I guess it's down to personal choice.
  • aimlesspursuitsaimlesspursuits USMember Posts: 207
    I've used them both ways. As well as both ways in the same MOC. It gives a bit more variation/texture.
  • glosminifigfanglosminifigfan United KingdomMember Posts: 94
    Thanks all. It looks like 'stud' up is more popular, but many think it doesn't matter. I now can't decide myself, but it sounds like there really is no correct answer so I shan't worry too much.. If anyone meets an official Lego designer please can you ask them ;)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,395
    ^seeing as different set's instructions show them different ways I think its fair to say there is no official way.
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 800
    @glosminifigfan‌ Nice work on your original post. Having just completed a modular flower shop I was also curious about this and have been for as long as I can remember. I chose to go studs up for some so I could add colored 1x1 round plates to the tops and studs down for others to add variety to something that appears in nature which is full of variety.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,001
    bmwlego said:

    @glosminifigfan‌ Nice work on your original post. Having just completed a modular flower shop I was also curious about this and have been for as long as I can remember. I chose to go studs up for some so I could add colored 1x1 round plates to the tops and studs down for others to add variety to something that appears in nature which is full of variety.

    Completely forgot about the angle of using the stud to add a 1x1 onto it. I have always like them 'studs up' becasue it is 'LEGO-y' but also maybe because I do not have to have everything SNOT. Maybe that is also an indicator of if you like them down or up?
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    I have always put them on stud up in the past, but if I were to do a large outdoor MOC now or in the future I would put some the other way for variety. I think the instructions for any set I have that included flowers have all shown them stud up.
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    I do stud up
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,916
    Stud up has been my choice ever since they started appearing in my sets.
    bobabricksandhe
  • SimesHimselfSimesHimself Member Posts: 27
    Stud-side up here. The one on the right.
    bobabricks
  • augenaugen Worcester, UKMember Posts: 317
    Same here, the only way is up.
    bobabricks
  • ClumsybumsyClumsybumsy Member Posts: 16
    Stud-Up all the way. I just hate the way studs down looks.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    Up for me too
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,559
    Both ways, it adds a different look to the whole thing.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    I used to be stud-down as a child, but at some point, I switched, and it's stud up all the way now. :)
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    It's LEGO, so the correct answer is: Any way you can attach two pieces together via a legal connection
    aimlesspursuitsAdeelZubair
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