Wall texturing

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Using log bricks for wall texturing. Image available under GFDL, supplied by Larry Pieniazek, 2005

This article will cover various techniques for wall texturing, including log bricks mixed with regular bricks and other more advanced techniques.

Studs up texturing

The most basic form of wall texturing involves mixing some of the textured standard LEGO bricks in with regular bricks to break up the monotony of a wall. Whilst being relatively simple to use, these techniques can greatly add to the appearance of a model.

Some of the standard bricks used in this kind of texturing include

  • Log bricks: 30136 half-30136.png and 30137 half-30137.png
  • Grille bricks: 2877 half-2877.png
  • Different coloured 1x1 half-3024.png and 1x2 plates half-3023.png can be combined to make texture bricks

This building uses many different types of bricks to achieve a weathered and damaged texture.





SNOT texturing

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POV3 wall section
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CAD image of interlocking wall using headlight bricks and tiles
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At right, POV3, the BrickFest 2005 Best of Show model by Steve De Craemer, uses SNOT texturing. A multitude of technic bricks with 1 1/2 pins in them hold tiles in a vertical alignment to give the appearance of large format masonry.

At far right is an example of something similar by James Mathis.




Advanced texturing

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Very complicated SNOT wall texturing from a LEGOLAND themepark
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Wall texturing using technic elements to create a round texured surface.
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Wall texturing using small technic studless beams.
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At right are links and pictures to some more advanced wall texturing techniques available. As with any LEGO design technique the possibilities are as endless as one's imagination. The pictures and links here are provided to give inspiration for new technqiues.


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