Chapter 7. Sculptures: The Shape of Things to Build

How can you make a bunch of square bricks look round? Or oval for that matter? And how exactly do you make them to look like a dinosaur or the face of your favorite uncle? Does this ever happen? Well, hardly ever if you look at them one at a time. The trick is using them in just the right combinations to make them appear to take on rounded, oval, or other more organic shapes. That is the idea behind sculpting with LEGO bricks.

Sculpting is different from other forms of building with LEGO bricks, in that your primary goal is often to simply re-create a specific shape or series of shapes in the most realistic way possible. You can argue that the macro bricks in Chapter 5 are sculptures, and you ...

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