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The Math of Lego

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Posted on: March 25, 2019
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In this video I discuss the Lego brick’s 5-6 width-to-height ratio and explain how I used “notches” to measure objects in the Lego system. I also provide a few examples of how this knowledge can be applied to enhance your building technique. I try to make my points as clear as possible but if you have questions I will do my best to answer them in the comments below.

Visuals and graphics: All the animations and most of the graphics in this video were created by me. The awesome sci-fi city at the end of this video was designed by Lego artist Mike Doyle.

Note: The term “notch” is something I coined and is completely arbitrary. You can call that distance anything you want (it is actually quite close to a millimeter so you could choose to use that term instead).

In other news, I haven’t done much actual animation for “The Adventures of Tyler and Henry” recently due to my school commitments. A lot of what I have been focusing on is storyboarding and mapping out the big picture. Every day I get a clearer idea of what kind of world Tyler and Henry live in, what motivates them and their adversaries, and how they will change over time. The effort I have put into the story will become apparent as I produce more episodes, but for right now you’ll have to take my word for it: this is going to be epic.[youtube]