Technique Tuesday - Sloped Tile Flooring


One of the best things about the LEGO community is that we can learn from one another.  Here at BrickNerd, we like to share techniques that we see from builders all around the world. . .

Ulrik Hansen brings us a bit more complex technique, or at least more parts intensive for some builders. This style of sloped tile flooring can be used in many environments, whether it's inside your castle, or even a stone/concrete wheelchair access ramp outside of your town hall. As always with LEGO, the possibilities are endless. Example 1 involves 1x2 hinged bricks, which to me is such an awesome idea. The second image Ulrik provides us with uses connected headlight bricks, and shows another way with cheese slopes. Thankfully, the images are very clear and are easy for many builders to understand what's happening. I have never seen some flooring like this before, at least with these specific parts used to create the effect. Very nice technique, and one we're happy to share with you all!


Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here