Lego Challenge #1: Simple repeating model
I started off by building several towers each using only a single type of brick. I found myself drawn to tall structures that spiral upward. I was particularly fond of the spiral made of 2×2 bricks as it is a dynamic and interesting form.
For the second part of the challenge, I explored how to build a more subtle spiral using offset plates. This allowed the spiral to become narrower near the top. Instead of centering the narrower sections of the tower in the composition, I decided to preserve a single vertical corner. I like the mix of regularity and irregularity.
I actually built a second refined form as well. The second structure was also built using offset plates, allowing a form which rotates upward slightly off-center. This added some interest but was less interesting overall than the first model.
I enjoyed the freedom to build things quickly in the first part of the project. I enjoyed the hands-on exploration of the use of offset/jumper plates and liked how my final spiral looked.
build time: 45 minutes.