Sometimes a builder will want to join elements in such a way that the usual alignment of studs is offset.
There are 3 different basic offsets we can directly get with a part.
Commonly named AZMEP, it provides an offset of one half stud, generally got with the use of a jumper plate.
One part offers a third offset : the 3185 Fence 1x4x2.
Erik Amzallag used it to create this window.
Some common parts offer a 1/5 offset : the [Washing_machine_brick|headlight brick] or the 4236 Bracket 1x2-1x4.
As a plate is equivalent to 2/5 brick, a vertical plate can also be used to create 1/5 offset. The next example shows how to obtain the different steps of 1/5 offset.
From these basic offsets, we can obtain composed offsets
It is the arrangement of the 1/2 and 1/3 offset.
It is the arrangement of the 1/2 and 1/5 offset.
The horizontal 1/10 offset was originally shown by Jason J Railton .
Erik Amzallag gave a way to build a vertical 1/10 offset and combined them to create stairs.
It is the arrangement of the 1/3 and 1/5 offset.
It is the arrangement of the three offsets, 1/2, 1/3 and 1/5 offset.
An other way to make offsets is to use bars and clips. Any offset can be made.
The use of Technic axle and plates is also a possibility.
- Slides for BrickCon “Brick Geometry” Presentation from a presentation at BrickCon 2013 by Bill Ward - retrieved October 24, 2020.