After watching a ton of LEGO Masters and being introduced to new ideas and ways of building LEGO, my kids were keen to try some new techniques. One thing we learnt about was brick bending – a way of layering bricks that allows them to create curved shapes by appearing to bend. You can see some incredible examples at brickbending.com.
My kids started with a basic example of the technique – using exclusively 2×1 bricks to create curved shapes. The size of the bricks allows them to pivot on the studs to give the illusion that they are actually bending out of shape. It’s honestly very cool, and they did this all on their own.
This wheel (which can roll and be comfortably squashed into an oval without breaking) uses 1,064 bricks in total:
This is just the start of these experiments and I hope to see more soon!