Sideways and Studs Up Curved Wall Technique

Round Wall Technique
Today I will be showcasing a variation of a round wall technique that I'm fairly certain was originally created by Gilbert Despathens.
I find it to be useful when you don't have that many SNOT bricks or hinges handy. Let's get into it!


You will need an assortment of these pieces. I would like to note here that this technique does require quite a lot of tiles.


I like to start by building these two segments. You can make these inner rounded walls any height as long as they are a multiple of five plates. They have to be a multiple of five plates high so that they can match up with the geometry of sideways bricks.


The next step is to make several of these. You can swap out the 1x6 plate for something longer depending on how tall you want your curved wall to be.


Now curve the wall segment that you've previously built and clip these onto it.


Now take the other curved segment and put it on top of the 1x2 bricks as shown in the picture. It may take a little bit of shimmying, but once you're done it should be pretty solid. Make sure to press the 1x4 plates back onto the bricks to make sure they're clipped in nicely.


At this point you can start putting the 1x2 and 1x1 tiles on the plates. I find that I get less gaps between the tiles when I'm working from left to right than when I'm going from the bottom up. You might want to experiment to find what works best for you though.


The final product should look something like this! (pay no attention to the studs that I botched up in photo editing)


You can also use larger tiles like Andrew did in this Isles of Aura build.

Thanks for reading this all the way through! I hope you benefitted from this breakdown and are inspired to go try this technique out in one of your own builds.