- A YouTube video from Brickcrafts showcases a giant LEGO City with curved tram tracks, demonstrating incredible ingenuity and effort.
- The curved tracks are meticulously placed and require layering and offsetting of baseplates to cover up the studs underneath.
- The use of sideways turned slopes and tiny LEGO plants helps to fill gaps and add creativity to the build.
- The modified plumber’s truck with conflicting pizza and ice cream themes adds a unique touch to the city.
- Strategic plant pots are used to expand the restaurant and hide imperfections.
- The first test run had alignment issues, but they were expertly diagnosed and solved by Brickcrafts.
Most of the time, it’s challenging enough to pull off your own customized LEGO build, even when you’re using bricks that line up perpendicularly. However, sometimes LEGO hobbyists get a little tired of the same old squarish designs and try their hand at something a little different. Such an example is found in a YouTube video from Brickcrafts, which gives the concept of a giant LEGO City a whole new meaning. Truth be told, the time and effort this channel has put into LEGO building is really next-level. We’re going to showcase a video with some brilliant ingenuity here – tram tracks, but curved! Continue to see how this insane feat was pulled off. Check out his ridiculously costly brick haul here, too.
Curved LEGO Tracks – Watch This Tram Go Round the Bend
We start things off with a brief overview of the build. Brickcrafts shows how the curved tram tracks are placed onto the baseplates. 0:30 onwards describes how the plates must be layered and offset with each other to make space for the curved LEGO tracks. This also helps to cover up the studs underneath.
0:55 shows nicely how the curved bricks must be placed meticulously onto the tracks so that they all fit together. Due to its curved nature, it’s essentially impossible to fill all the spaces. This is sure to get under the skin of the LEGO perfectionists out there, but needs must.
At 1:30, the way the slopes have been turned sideways to fill up the gaps next to the tracks is both inspired and satisfying.
We’ve got a few tiny LEGO plants gently inserted at 1:57 to help mask the chaotic placement below. After all, nobody said LEGO couldn’t be creative and cute at the same time.
Is it a pizza truck or an ice cream truck at the 2:35 mark? The flag says pizza, but the ice cream cones say… well, ice cream. In reality, this is actually a modified plumber’s truck, which is pretty neat.
The restaurant gets a much-needed expansion at the 3:11 mark. Because who doesn’t love to enjoy a delicious, relaxing meal right next to public transport? Luckily, some strategic plant pots come to save the day at 3:30. If only vegetation could hide all of our sins.
The first test run comes in at 4:20, and it’s a bit questionable, unfortunately. In the real world, this would definitely be responsible for a lawsuit. Luckily, Brickcrafts expertly diagnosed and solved the issue by changing the alignment of the inner track pieces.
To finish off the video, we’ve got some nice commentary about the strategy behind the rest of the build, as well as future plans for this humongous city. Be sure to check out the video below and be amazed. We can safely say that we were.
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