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Waterfalls 101
About this creation
I've seen a lot of attempts at waterfalls, and lets just say that they aren't always the best of results. So, I've put together this tutorial with the hope of getting some better looking waterfalls in your MOCs.

First, you need trans plates 1x1, 1x2 and a white plate backing.



When putting the trans plates on white back, use random patterns. Also, add different levels of height to give it more texture.



Having the plates go off the sides gives it a somewhat more natural look, like its a drop of water that is somehow falling out of sequence.







Next up you'll need a structure to support the waterfall. I always like using rocks.



At the base, I start with a white plate.



as the waterfall hits the ground theres going to be some water splashing.



By using the 1x2 brick, the bottom row looks invisible, so the net effect is floating bubbles.



Then top the white plates with some trans. The second row is 1 higher than the first, and there is a space between for the main waterfall to slide into.




This is what the final connection looks like.



At the top, I have white and black plates. The white goes underneath the trans clear, and the black goes underneath the trans blue.







The final connection at the top.



And there she is. The Kelso Falls.



Your turn.



Comments

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  June 27, 2011
And another think you know the pieces you use for water what are they called so that i could order some off of bricklink.com
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  April 25, 2011
hey thanx for the tips could you please check out my Burloughs Hollow creations i need an experts prespective
  May 19, 2010
I prefer using a blue 33 degree blue slope at the top with blue vent tiles to act as the falling water (all this in snot of course)
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  September 20, 2009
Thanks for the input. Very helpful. In your eyes, is using 1x1 plates round a no-no?
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  September 18, 2009
Very good, these help a lot, not that I have the pieces. Maybe if I ever get on briklink.....
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  August 2, 2009
very nice, its way better than my water falls. Alos, will someoe visit my page?? here is link http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/141363
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  July 21, 2009
WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD AT BUILDING DETAILED MODELS! Sorry Professor, didn't mean to yell that so loud...
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  March 20, 2009
Dude that is the coolest thing I have seen on moc
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  March 20, 2009
Dude that is the coolest thing I have seen on moc
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  January 1, 2009
I understood it all up till connecting the top of the water fall to the rocks. Do you think you could email me how to do it? Thanks.
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  November 26, 2008
Very nice. I would love to use that some time... if only. It's great nonetheless. I think it looks best from far away, though. Water, no matter how good you are, is just imposable to do perfect. That being said, this is pretty darn close. Great job, Professor!
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  November 24, 2008
thanks for your advices, they are very important for me.
Eggy Pop
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Dave Shaddix
  November 22, 2008
Noted! Thank you for the tutorial. I love it when people actually post USEFUL information about the techniques they use or find effective. You just made a worthwhile and meaningful contribution to the MOCpages community. I am still waiting for some instructions however. ...and can you make a tutorial about how to make a Commander Cody minifig with nothing but a Sharpie and a block of Hubba Bubba?
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  November 22, 2008
Your "101s" have helped me so much with building in the castle theme. Thanks for all the help!
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  November 22, 2008
You rock, my friend.
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  November 22, 2008
Thanks for such a great class, I don't think I have ever made any water falls...Still, if I ever want to, now I can!
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  November 22, 2008
ps - Tell Chris to stop giving me wet willies!
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  November 22, 2008
Thanks for the namesake there, Professor. While I'll take credit for coming up with the technique, props to the Prof for sharing it! Between the falls and the technique you use with the trans tiles, I'd say you've got the market cornered on water. Now if we can just talk Lego into some light blue transparent tiles, and clear tiles, we can take it a step further! Anyway, great tuturial.
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  November 22, 2008
Thanks for the tutorial ! I've planned to do (in a distant future unfortunately) a MOC which could use it... but before I'll need Bricklink once again lol - Nice job !
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  November 22, 2008
maybe I'll order some of those ransparant bricks, you've created a very nice effect, great job
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  November 22, 2008
Wow, I never thought of doing it like that. (See my attempt) =)
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  November 22, 2008
Great. I'm working on a house and now I want to put a waterfall in it. That's pretty common. I think I see that all the time. The only place that I ever lived in that had a waterfall had a leaky roof. Good techniquie there. see ya. garth
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  November 22, 2008
This is beautiful. I don't understand though why it is a female. It's a mountain, so it's a mountain.
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  November 21, 2008
kelso falls huh? I guess we know who's been putting the apple on your desk... Great work Professor and thanks for the tutorial. ~ Chris.
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  November 21, 2008
Beautiful tutorial there Professor. No need to peek at my seat-partner's paper any more, that much is certain. Thanks! ~Nick
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  November 21, 2008
Cool. This is a great tutorial.
 
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