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The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color), 2nd Edition by Allan Bedford

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Chapter 7. Sculptures: The Shape of Things to Build

How can you make a bunch of square bricks look round or oval? And how do you make them look like a dinosaur or the face of your favorite uncle? The trick lies in the way that you combine them, and that’s the idea behind sculpting with LEGO bricks.

LEGO sculpting is different from other forms of building in that your primary goal is to re-create a specific shape or shapes, like a globe, the head of a large-scale minifig, an animal, or even part of a building or vehicle, as realistically as possible.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to sculpt a basic sphere (a ball-shaped object) like the one shown in Figure 7-1. Once you’ve mastered that technique, I’ll show you how you might use these “curved” ...

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