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Review: Basic Building Principles

Now you have some idea of the best ways to connect bricks and make your models strong. It’s also important to understand how to plan your constructions. You want to build sensibly so that you minimize problems and enjoy your building sessions to the fullest. Here are a couple of basic principles that will help you do that.

1. Build big but think small.

No matter how big you think your model might end up, consider breaking the entire work down into smaller sections that are easier to work on. You’ll make the model seem less daunting and make it easy to figure out how to build very high sections or perhaps sections that are constructed at different angles than the rest of the model. For example, if you’re building a skyscraper, think about building sections of a few floors each, then attach these sections to each other.


  

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