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SNOT upside down

I've found a few ideas online, but I thought I'd ask here if anyone else has any good ideas.

I am building a Modular and I would like to have a light similar to Pet Shop's over the stairway. I only have a plate for the upper floor. Basically you have a standard 6x6 plate and I want a light inverted in the middle underneath to hang down in front of the front door to the building. I have about the thickness of a 1x2x6 arch on either side to conceal it. I may end up having to build up it one more to allow more room for the SNOT work, but I'd prefer not to.

I need something as thin of a connection as possible. I've found a few online that were 3-4 studs deep, which might work. I haven't been able to fiddle with them just yet, but I wonder if anyone else has something thinner.

If I end up using that globe piece upside down, that is a lot of depth, so that's partically why I want it thinner above that. Although, maybe I'll also find a different light cover.

I certainly could just do a 2x2 radar dish and have a 1x1 trans yellow round brick hang down and call it a day, but I was thinking of something more elaborate. But if all else fails, I'll go the easy way.

Thanks in advance!


  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 981
    Thank you! Two studs is better than what I was finding. Thank you for the pictures too. Big help.
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    You could use the tan version of the pin/axle as well to help conceal the color of it.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL Member Posts: 617
    I've used a hollow 1x1 round plate with a 2L rigid hose in a similar fashion.   Also not legal, but can help if the 2x2 plate isn't centered in the opening.   
  • AanchirAanchir Member Posts: 3,014
    If you have older hinge elements and aren't opposed to using them for any reason, you can always use two of these and two of these for a one-plate-thick stud reversal!

  • bobabricksbobabricks Member Posts: 1,842
    edited July 2015
    After building #70816 I found that these work well as upside down SNOTs and it is obviously legal since the technique was used in the set. You do need to make sure that there is room for those pins to fit though.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 Member Posts: 981
    graphite - I'm not sure what pin/axle you are mentioning. I'm not too familiar with a lot of technic.

    DadsAFOL - I have considered that, but I didn't know if it would be too long for what I need. Thanks though.

    Aanchir - I had considered those. I should dig out my old childhood LEGO to grab some and see how it looks.

    bobabricks - I have that set, but haven't built it yet. I'll have to look through the instructions to see what you are talking about.

    Thanks for the help everyone!
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