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How To Make A Sphere
A quick tutorial on making a Lego Sphere. Hope it's useful! Please comment, rate and enjoy!
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Firstly, you will need to stack all of these together, smallest onto the biggest in size order.



That will give you one side. You will need 6 of those in total, plus 12 1x4's with 4 side studs.



Next, add four of the 1x4's to one side, like this.



Then, add the second side with two more 1x4's.



When you have 4 sides, it should look like this.



Finally, add the final two sides.
Voila, you now have a sphere!


I hope this has been useful!


Please comment, rate and enjoy!


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Comments

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  March 22, 2014
Hi Blast. I like your instructions. I haven't gotten that far yet on how to make a round object out of a square part.
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  March 15, 2014
cool
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  March 14, 2014
Nice building tip! I might have to use this one day.... Thanks!
  March 12, 2014
I built one! I gave you credit of course! I made a moon!
 I made it 
  March 10, 2014
Quoting 'Essence Of Randomness What you did literally is a Lowell sphere, but no, I'd never heard of him either, and I've definitely seen this technique before. I doubt Lowell was the first to come up with it. [Ess]
Yeah, I have no idea who Lowell is, so this build being what he designed is purely coincidental. I actually worked this out when I was making Season 5 of U.R.S. vs F.I.S.. It was used for the asteroid which the Detla-4 base is located. I spent quite a while trying to figure out how to make one. I've only just gotten around to posting this though. I expect lots of people have stumbled across this way of creating one without realizing someone else had got there first. --Blast--
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  March 9, 2014
Awesome instructions for a sphere. I wanted to build a red sphere to represent the planet Vulcan for my enterprise post but I couldn't make a sphere that looked right. Cool idea!
  March 9, 2014
What you did literally is a Lowell sphere, but no, I'd never heard of him either, and I've definitely seen this technique before. I doubt Lowell was the first to come up with it. [Ess]
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Ludgonious . Great guide. May I recommend a slight alteration? Instead of using a 6x6 base at the bottom, use two 2x6's and a 2x8 in the middle. The longer middle piece overlaps a little with the other sides and makes the sphere more seamless.
Ah yes! Nice idea. Thank you for sharing. --Blast--
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  March 9, 2014
This will be useful.
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  March 9, 2014
Thanks for the instructions! You seemed confused about who "Mr. Lowell" is... Bruce Lowell invented this kind of sphere. He has instructions on his own site, and others have perfected the design over the years. There are even programs that can size up or down the scale of such a sphere, although I don't know where or how to find those... Anyways, instructions on how to do one of these are nice. :D
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
Ah! This is so helpful. Every time I've tried to make one it all goes wrong. Thanks a lot! :D
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  March 9, 2014
@Ludgonioius clever!
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  March 9, 2014
Great guide. May I recommend a slight alteration? Instead of using a 6x6 base at the bottom, use two 2x6's and a 2x8 in the middle. The longer middle piece overlaps a little with the other sides and makes the sphere more seamless.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
Nice guide! Thanks!
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Michael K. Thanks! Do you have a simple technique for scaling it up or down, or should I consult Lowell's site for that?
For scaling it up, I'd imagine you just increase each layer by however many studs you want, ensuring to keep the same shape though. --Blast--
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
Thanks! Do you have a simple technique for scaling it up or down, or should I consult Lowell's site for that?
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  March 9, 2014
Haha, I never imagined something like this could be done in Lego. It's a bit awesome. Just thinking about the colour possibilities. I'm very tempted to buy the parts and build one :D. Thanks for sharing it, and if you found it elsewhere, according to the comments - it's good appreciation to share something as cool as this. Though it's not impossible for people to come up with similar combinations with a small scale brick system. It shouldn't be a matter of who does something first, it's nice to share and appreciate. Nice instructions :).
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Completely honestly, I've never heard of Mr Lowell before. If this is the same or similar in any way to something of his, it is purely by coincidence. --Blast--
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  March 9, 2014
Very helpful! Thanks for posting this.
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  March 9, 2014
Nice instructions for what looks like a simpler Lowell Sphere.
  March 9, 2014
you should probably credit Mister Lowell.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
This is soo useful! Thanks for sharing! I already have an idea! Keep On Brickin'!
 
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