1x1 tiles with clip

By using the different 1x1 tiles with clip we can get a simple but pretty sturdy 180 degree stud rotation. This one is inverted - studs are pointing inwards.

This part has been produced in a few different variants over the years. The patterns will differ slightly depending on the parts you use, and two #15712 will be roughly 1 LDU lower than it's corresponding variants. It's not enough of a variance to differ in most builds, but it's worth knowing.

To find the different pieces needed for this technique you can search LEGO's online Pick-a-Brick for the design ID's. We link other market places directly on each individual piece page, which you can find below.

1 studs
1 studs
3 plates


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Putting it together is quite simple. The parts lock together well.

The complete assembly creates a pretty beautiful pattern.

If you prefer the instruction look, here it is. I'm a fan of the renders myself, but nostalgia keeps me from throwing the old pictures away.

Story Time

Steve and John did their job every day, yet they never stopped to consider that their tools might be too small for the task. After all: everything is cool when you're part of a team.

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