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Staircase Tutorial #1/3
Instructions to master the technique for building spiral staircases. This is tutorial #1 of possibly 3 tutorials.
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Ok Guys/Gals,

After Return of the Ancients I was asked by many how to do the spiral staircase. This is the 1st tutorial on this style staircase. Unlike on my MOC, this staircase has two railings. Sorry as I am using Solid Works to do these instructions I cannot upload instruction files. Lets get started.

You will need:
16x 1x1 Round Plates
16x 1x1 Round Bricks
16x 1x2 Plates
8x 1x3 Plates
4x 1x4 Tiles
4x 2x4 Tiles

(Optional)
To top the rails you will need:
4x 1x2 Tiles (Inside of the curve)
4x 1x4 Tiles (Outside of the curve)

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Step #9


Step #10


So there you have it, this length of staircase can only be curved in one direction. My next tutorial will show you how to create a link to swap the direction of its curve. Stay tuned :) Let me know if there is anything here you don't understand. ~Thoy



Comments

  September 3, 2013
That's cool. Check out my own design for a spiral staircase at this link : http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369394
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  September 13, 2011
Amazing! I'll deffinately be using this! But when are you going to post the other two steps..?
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  May 16, 2011
Interesting technique.....looking forward to the other steps.
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  May 9, 2011
Quoting Sabby M. I meant the 1x4 tiles underneath the 2x4 tiles. could they be plates instead so that you could hold 2 2x2 plates on instead of 2x4 tiles? holy cow this sounds so confusing.
Having another look at this there is a solution :D I'll do the change for you and post it tonight. I'll also have to see if it still works with the direction change.
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  May 9, 2011
Quoting Sabby M. I meant the 1x4 tiles underneath the 2x4 tiles. could they be plates instead so that you could hold 2 2x2 plates on instead of 2x4 tiles? holy cow this sounds so confusing.
Ill have to try it for you, the 2x4 plate is what keeps this structure so strong. I think if you were to change it to 2 2x2 Tiles the reinforcing of the structure would no longer be connected. Follow these images but swap out the 2x4 Tile for 2 2x2 Tiles and let me know how you get on :) I could enhance this technique to allow what you want - which would allow you to checker the steps, might have a cool effect.
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  May 9, 2011
Very interesting, although sort of a parts hog.
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  May 8, 2011
this is useful, thanks...
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  May 8, 2011
this is useful, thanks...
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  May 8, 2011
Quoting Deus Otiosus Very good, I will either use this or make up my own technique.
At 18 pieces per step this is an expensive solution, but it is also high presentation. Will be cool to see what you come up with.
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  May 8, 2011
Quoting Sabby M. Do you think you could change the 1x4 tiles to 1x4 plates and still make the staircase spiral-able? Because 2x4 tiles are pretty hard to come by...
You can, but using a 2x4 Plate will limit how sharp the stairs can curve. Basically the studs will interfere with the overlap required. You can get 2x4 Tiles off Bricklink for quite cheap.
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  May 8, 2011
Very good, I will either use this or make up my own technique.
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  May 8, 2011
Thanks for sharing.
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  May 8, 2011
Quoting Steffen Rau Thank you for sharing this! (How did you render the pictures?)
SolidWorks is the software I use. Its industry standard for 3D CAD, and I am lead to believe it is the software that TLG uses aswel. These renders are very simple compared to the photo-realistic images SolidWorks can produce. These images are simplified for instruction purposes. One day I will upload a CAD Photo ;)
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  May 8, 2011
Thank you for sharing this! (How did you render the pictures?)
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  May 8, 2011
Thanks! This'll be useful!
 
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