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A Brick Vocabulary > The Plate

The Plate

At first glance, the common plate (shown in Figure 1-7) may not seem as useful as its big brother, the brick. After all, it takes three plates stacked on top of each other to equal the height of any regular-sized brick. However, that is exactly what makes the plate such an effective building tool. Because it’s only one-third as high as a full-sized brick, you can use a plate to add subtle detailing, internal bracing, or realistic scaling to almost any model.

An assortment of standard plates

Figure 1-7. An assortment of standard plates

As noted earlier, the underrated plate is often the little piece that could. Plates can be among the most useful of elements and are found in many of the same length and width combinations as bricks—1x1, 1x4, 2x2, 2x4, and so on.


  

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