Closes May 31st:

Competition: make a LEGO font

12 April 2017

NEXOGON: Guardian of the Golden Pearl

Following his hunter's tent, today Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah on Flickr) has a vastly different build using the same technique with the Plate, Modified 6 x 6 Hexagonal with Pin Hole (Design ID 27255) from LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™.

My second pentagon-based build is a weed-encrusted giant clam, hiding a golden pearl in its centre. (Click to enlarge.)




I was interested to see if I could convincingly line the interior of the shape this time, rather than the exterior.

Rather than just covering up the Technic holes in the centre of the Nexogons, as I did in the hunter’s camp, I have used them to attach elements on both sides.

In this instance, the 3L bar running through the hole is held captive in place with a 2x2 dish inverted (Design ID 4740) on the inside and a 1x1 round plate with open stud (Design ID 85861) on the outside.


I enjoyed both of these builds very much, seeing how far I could stretch the part away from its natural connotations with sci-fi creations. Disguising and changing the texture of the element to suggest something other than metal was an interesting challenge, but its shape felt like a natural fit for more organic structures. I would dearly love to see this part in more earthy colours such as Reddish Brown or Dark Tan.


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