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8. Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in Bri... > Design Grids for the Studs-Up Techni...

Design Grids for the Studs-Up Technique

Before you start this section, again refer to Appendix B of this book. This time, look for Design Grids #3 and #4. Both of these grids present LEGO elements from the side, as you would see them if you were holding a standard plate element between your fingers, like in Figure 8-19.

The plate view grids approach design work as though you are looking at a model from the side of the elements.

Figure 8-19. The plate view grids approach design work as though you are looking at a model from the side of the elements.

These plate view versions of the Design Grids take a different approach to planning LEGO models. For most models, they allow you to plan your work as seen from the side to help establish shapes and angles. When you use them to prepare a mosaic, they give you the ability to sketch out more subtle patterns than are typically possible with a studs-out approach. Take, for example, the simple sketch of the letter B shown in Figure 8-20.


  

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