The first technique uses a plate and a ninety-degree-angled piece to add a thick stripe to a wall.
Here you can see the wall with a space and the right-angled brick showing.
You just attach this plate with SNOT pannels to the wall.
The plate lines up with the wall and....
it snaps into place and leaves you with a really cool wall with vertical a stripe.
The next little scene is a road with a bridge.
Here you can see through the bridge, and see the mini truck.
Here is the top of the bridge with the car. (sorry about the dark pic)
Here are the steps leading up to the top. (again sorry)
Here's where the technique comes in. Why is there a gap where the road should be?
The road is actually a separate piece!
It just slides right in.
The mini car and truck used in this scene.
This is the mini sofa I created for this mini scene.
This is the mini fireplace.
Fire shooting out of the fireplace.
All of the sections that make this technique work.
The base of the fireplace.
The front archway.
The back section is made up of the right-angled brick from earlier, between two bricks. On the side of that brick are two jumper plates(the 2x1 plate with one single stud in the middle.) with flame pieces attached.
Slide the section into position and you're almost done.
The view from the front. I just added two jumper plates separated by a 2x2 SNOT plate with two 2x1 grill plates on top.
The two sections.
Put together. Mmmmm, toasty. Don't you just love it when the fire from your fireplace comes shooting at you? ;0)
1.) PARTIAL CREDIT FOR THE FIRST TWO SCENES GOES TO SHANNON YOUNG'S "RATIO" CREATION
2.) PARTIAL CREDIT FOR THE FIREPLACE GOES TO LAMI'S BUILDING TIP UNDER "CREATOR" AT LEGO.COM
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2.) clone trooper mess hall
3.) episode 21 of the Clone wars, Cargo of Doom
4.) next episode of my comic series Rise of the Chosen One