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Flexible lego
(includes building instructions for advanced bend technique)
About this creation
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:

Pirate Raft 1





Comments

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  September 22, 2014
Extremely handy for trap doors and natural disasters, great trick!
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  September 5, 2013
very nice technique and so usefull
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  October 29, 2012
The dislikers on youtube hardly understand the idea of this. God, why won't people read the descriptions before pressing the downward facing thumb button... This is bloody brilliant! The sheer creativity and ingenuity is astonishing. If only people would understand the potential of this. I will be sure to try this out for some of my own mocs, if it's okay to use this rather unique technique. Liked(both here and on Youtube).
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  January 25, 2012
Awesome
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  May 31, 2011
Quoting Quad ????? ... set the whole thing on it's side so that the net wall is facing up, and then film sideways you dropping a lego piece into it. It would look like the jedi was shoving something with the force through a door. :) !!!
that's a great Idea, I might just do that some time
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  May 31, 2011
Woah, I just had a great idea that you can use with this technique. Make that last one a wall with a floor going away from it, put Vader's apprentice or some Force user facing it on the floor, set the whole thing on it's side so that the net wall is facing up, and then film sideways you dropping a lego piece into it. It would look like the jedi was shoving something with the force through a door. :) !!!
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  October 24, 2010
Awesome technique, Sebeus! I love how simple it is, and it looks as if it wouldn't work yet it does so beautifully!
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  September 23, 2010
:O, Amazing!
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  July 28, 2010
Amazing techniques, you will get loads of credit if i can use it!
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  June 25, 2010
Very interesting. I might have to use this some time. Of course I'll give credit.
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  February 1, 2010
THIS TECHNIQUE IS EPIC! i will definatly be using this (cause i have a bunch of nets) and i'll definatly give you credit when i do.
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  January 19, 2010
I love your bending metal techniques!
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  July 31, 2009
Awesome to bad I don't have any nets. Hey Sebeus can you check out my mocs again I have added some more lately.
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  July 26, 2009
No, I don't have more pics of it. It's gonna take longer for me to build it, because now I'm going to a small vacation, well only 3 days, but...
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  July 25, 2009
My design used bending bars. I'll use this.
  July 25, 2009
Hey Sebeus back from France? I know you don't like that people ask you to check out mocs- so sorry -but could you checkout my dioramas at least- i have 100 sw-mocs now and check your youtubechannel too....
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  July 17, 2009
Is spacecraft okay for our comarison, because I found some nice spacecrafts: what do you think about this http://aetheron3d.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/cs_01.jpg or how about this http://www.silverleafbooks.com/Kim-Concept-7.gif
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  July 15, 2009
Super idea! I'll go right ahead and... shoot, no nets. Were are you going, in France?
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  July 13, 2009
Nice! This is a great idea!
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  July 13, 2009
Neat technic! Gotta try it someday!
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  July 12, 2009
Well good,butit has been done before I think,but I not sure where
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  July 11, 2009
Awesome! That would be cool on a ship sinking, don't you think? I might try that one time.
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  July 11, 2009
This is really so creative and unique! I would never thought of something like this, genius.
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  July 11, 2009
Thank you very much for the tip, that is genius!!
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  July 11, 2009
Great idea to add in a little tutorial for the technique. Again this is brilliant and thanks of sharing Sebeus. ;) -Kevin
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  July 10, 2009
nice, I might use that once :)
  July 10, 2009
Four words: You Are A Genious
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  July 10, 2009
Great technique! This will be useful! I'll give you credit if I use it.
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  July 10, 2009
i wish i had lego nets
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  July 10, 2009
those r cool.
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  July 10, 2009
I have great ideas for this too, after reading The Force Unleashed novel. *coughforcepushedwalls/floorscough* I CAN'T believe you are going into you're dark ages! PLEASE don't stay away too long!!
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  July 10, 2009
Nice technique!
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  July 10, 2009
Very nice technique. I'll have to use that sometime. Have fun in France!
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  July 10, 2009
This is a great and new (well for me) technique, thanks for sharing;)
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  July 10, 2009
This is so nice technique- maybe i use it myself in my Force Unleashed mocs- i've got plenty of nets and that's perfect way to simulate bending metal so good force-effect... If you haven't please check out my Felucia and Jeditemple vigs...
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  July 10, 2009
Sweet!
 
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