Clever new SNOT technique

As I wrote recently, Unique Brick Tecniques is a great blog for discovering some of the clever ideas people have posted about.

The obvious way to connect two LEGO pieces is by putting the studs of one into the underside of another. But there are other ways. For example you can use a right-angle bracket to connect bricks at a 90 degree angle. For example, the headlights or taillights on most LEGO cars and trucks are often attached this way. In the AFOL (Adult Friends of LEGO) community, the term for this is SNOT (“Studs Not On Top”).

But the trouble with most SNOT techniques is that the bracket pieces take up bulk that sometimes you can ill afford in your model. One of the techniques featured on Unique Brick Techniques a few weeks ago is a very compact way to make a 180 degree connection between two plates. It seems to have been discovered by Brickshelf user “kerouac” (whose full identity I have not been able to find). Read more about it in the threads on and LUGNET.

2 thoughts on “Clever new SNOT technique”

  1. Bill,
    I found reference to this joint many years ago (Don’t know how many, but probably about 5 years ago on Brickwiki. This is what I found regarding this joint today. The information is a bit different than what I remember, but these pages are subject to change.

    Enjary joint
    The Enjary joint is a SNOT technique that joins two plates bottom to bottom. The Enjary joint was found and publicized by Didier Enjary, though he is not the creator of the joint.
    The joint consists two plates and as many levers as possible. The flat ends of the levers are wedged between the tubes on the underside of one plate, and another plate is placed on top.

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