Brick Bending


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

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!

5 responses

  1. Awesome stuff.. This is brilliant!

    Future LEGO Masters right here.

    1. Thanks Jono! We really enjoyed your work on LEGO Masters and were supporting you and Dan all the way. My kids are stoked that you commented on here 😀

  2. […] the exploration into interesting LEGO techniques, my son played around with SNOT. SNOT stands for Studs Not On Top – it is a way of building […]

  3. Just discovered this blog through What a brilliant thing! I’m looking forward to seeing all the things your kids come up with.

    1. Thanks for checking out the blog and commenting!

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