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Flexible lego . (includes building instructions for advanced bend technique) . This is the first of my building technique pages, You might have seen this technique in one of my previous mocs, when I introduced it as the Metal bending technique. I came up with this technique myself so if you want give someone credit for using this technique it should be me :P Let's start with some examples: By attaching plates on both sides of a net (using round plates between them) you can make a flexible platform, It looks best if you use tiles on the on the visible side. This technique is very interesting for science fiction mocs (starwars, apocalypse, ....halo) I have a lot of idea's where to use the technique but I'm afraid I don't have the time to exploit all of them. Anyway, this technique itself is very flexible, you can do more, if you have more lego that is... This is an advanced net technique, here I used 4 nets to create an opening hole inside a platform. I started by making a frame to hold the nets and situate the hole. The frame is 20x20 studs and the square inside 12x12 studs. Actually it might be better to use 21x21 and 13x13 because the nets are all tangled up so when using 20x20 and 12x 12 that makes it hard to connect two nets to each other and causes inaccuracy. But using a 21x21 frame is not very handy because you have an uneven number of studs then. Anyway you do what you think is best. Then you use round plates to connect the nets to the frame (you need a lot of those rounds plates) When you start in the hole you must carefully situate the attachment studs, the location of those influence the way of bending. It's best to make the plates not touch each other to have maximum flexibility This construction is not perfect, if I would add tiles on that empty border on the net it would decrease in flexibility. A solution might be to make the hole a lot bigger but that would require a lot more tiles. I used special plates to reduce the border but that makes it look like the hole was meant to be there, it's like drawing a red circle around it. If I would use 2x2 tiles instead you woudn't see the border but the flexible part would only be able to bend down, like it is now it can bend up and down. I also added a black border under the construction so you can't see through the net Actually I was planning on using this technique in my big project but when it seemed that it didn't fit in I decided to make this page. Now about that big project, it's almost finished but I'm going oto France for 2 weeks (I leave tomorrow) so it will take that time plus some more to post it. I hope you have fun with this technique in the meanwhile. EDIT: My latest MOCs considering this technique:

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