BUILD AWESOME KINETIC LEGO ART! | BRICK X BRICK


(upbeat music) (Legos clicking) (Adam murmuring) – Okay, internet, you’re right. This is pretty cool. This is the movable
piece of triangular art that so many people wanted to know about, and this is Brick by Brick,
and I’m your host Adam Ward. Today, I’m gonna show you
how to make this thing and some other pieces like it. And, I bet I know what you’re thinking. You’re like, that doesn’t
even look like Lego, that’s so weird, I’ve never
seen something move like that, it must be this super-complicated
impossible build. Well, if you’re thinking that,
it’s okay, I still love you, but you’re wrong (laughing). This is one of the most simple
builds in the entire world. It only takes three
different types of pieces. It’s just a basic hinge. But when one hinge jumps off of a door and stops rolling solo and joins up with a bunch of its hinge-y buddies, you get a really cool interesting piece of art, jewelry, clothes, I
don’t even know what it is, but it’s really fun to play with. And you get to make your own. (soft, upbeat music) You may be thinking to yourself, three pieces? No way! I don’t buy it for a nickel and a half. Well, lucky for you they
don’t sell half nickels, because it is just three pieces. Check it out.
(Legos squeaking) This entire movable piece
of art is just a combination of two by two hinges, one by four plates, and to make it look
smooth and cool on top, one by four tiles. Here’s how they come together. We take two hinges, with our little bubbles
facing the same way, half on that, half on that piece. You can pick it up with your hands and feel that little movement in there. One more plate, hinge goes
on, take another hinge, put it on the same plate,
bring in a new plate. And you just repeat this pattern over and over and over again. Now, you can make it really really big, but if it’s just one level high, it’s not gonna be that strong. So you’re gonna wanna for sure
go two or three levels high to make it really nice and strong. That way it doesn’t just
fall apart the second that you start playing with it. You want to show it to somebody. This piece is one, two, three, four, five. Five hinges high. So, if you have, say, 100 hinges, at five high, you’ll have 20 hinges all the way around. This is a bit more than
that, but 20’s plenty. And you can do all of this with some plates, some
hinges, and some tiles. Pretty sweet, right? There’s more. (soft, upbeat music) You’re saying hey, Adam! What if I don’t have any hinges? Guess what? No hinges? No problem. With a similar technique, you can get awesome movement out of just plain old
bricks and plain old plates. Check it out. This wacky, wild, bizarre piece of awesome is just a one by four plate and a bunch of its friends. And each one by four plate
is connected to the sides of the one by four plate above it. That’s all we’re doing
to create this movement. And with this thing, we can make such bizarre shapes
(Legos squeaking) and weird creaking sounds as it moves. Don’t have plates? Guess what? No problem! You can also do it with bricks. One by four bricks. You can do it with one by
three, one by six, one by eight. I like one by four because
they’re pretty common pieces and they’re fairly sturdy. Take a brick, put its ends on
the ends of two other bricks, snap that in.
(Legos squeaking) And with this little fun thing, let’s see, what do I see? That’s like a profile of a cartoon, a little flame emoji, all sorts of stuff. This is like 35 pieces. Again, possibilities, endless. No hinges necessary. (soft, upbeat music) Okay. No more mister nice build. Ready for something complex? I give you, the epic snake monster. And yet, if we look a little bit
closer into what it takes to make an epic snake monster, you’ll see that this ferocious beast is nothing more than a bunch of links. And even the links are easy to build. Yeah. You can make an epic snake monster too. I’m gonna show you how. (soft, upbeat music) First up, two by four rounded slopes. These act as the snake’s scales. We’ve got four by four plates, and these hold the ball
and socket joints together and make the snake super strong. Our two by two socket joints connect with our two by two ball joints, and together they make
an amazing connection with a ton of movement. The four by four inverted slopes round out the bottom of the snake, and the two by two foot
tiles give the snake’s belly that smooth, shiny look. (soft, upbeat music) Here we go. We start with two ball
joints and two socket joints. On the links, they live like this. And we’ve got two of our
four by four base plates. (whistle) Ball will go on one side,
sockets go on the other side, and then our base plate goes right on top. Now, to give our snake
the awesome scaly effect, we have our two by four rounded slopes, those go on top. And, to have our awesome
belly of the snake, four by four inverted slope
and our two foot tiles. (pieces click in)
Right on the bottom. There’s a link. This link connects with
their other friends. (Lego pieces click into place) Three are cooler than one. The sum of all the parts, way cooler than the piece on its own. Snap more pieces together,
and more pieces together, and I use all the same. All the same lime two
by four rounded slopes, but you don’t have to. You can totally mix it up. We’ve got different types
of patterns and colors and textures, and all these different
cool things we can do. The possibilities, they’re limitless. Snap it together, and as it grows, it gets cooler and cooler. And I built a little head and a tail to make it look more like a snake monster, but the most interesting
part is in the center, it’s in the movement. These are pieces that, you know, ball and socket joint is pretty cool, and maybe it’s on a robot’s
arm or part of a spaceship, but on its own, you might
not even look at it twice. And now, it’s coming together like, I can’t stop playing with it. So how many things out there
are you just looking past, and writing those off
as not that interesting, when really, there’s some magic inside. We’ve been making all of
these cool moving pieces. Hinges without hinges, we’ve got the one that started it all, the triangular moving piece of art. All of these different ideas. Well, one piece, you’re like,
oh yeah, one by four plate, no big deal. But you put it with all of its friends, and all of a sudden you’ve
got something awesome. How many of you even
noticed that I’m wearing a Lego bracelet right now? These aren’t even really hinges, just a different piece
used with a new spin. I think I’m gonna take all of these pieces and go have a fashion show. Yeah, the first Lego
fashion show is happening right now. Snake monster’s my body guard. My bracelet’s my first piece, and these are the beginnings of my summer, maybe fall, collection. See you next time. Au revoir! Is that, that’s a fashion-y thing, right? Yeah. Au revoir. ♫ SoulPancake ♫ Subscribe These builds were so much fun. If you want to try your hand at another Brick by Brick build, you can click the video on the right, or if you want to see
me take the movable art to the streets for maybe the
first-ever Lego fashion show, click the video on the left, or on the info card in
the top right corner. Adam out! (soft, upbeat music)

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99 thoughts on “BUILD AWESOME KINETIC LEGO ART! | BRICK X BRICK

  1. YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT IT'S EASY TO MAKE, BUT THAT'S NOT HOW I STRUGGLE WITH BUILDING LEGO!!! THE PROBLEM IS NOT HAVING ENOUGH PIECES!!! >:(

  2. I made one with straws . I love Lego building but I only had straws. But you inspire me to build awesome things so thank you

  3. can u make a Lego figit spinner? if u do UR AWESOME and if u don't UR STILL AWESOME I just would like if u made a Lego figit spinner 😃

  4. Hey can you make a Lego ninja star beacous wait don't judge when wrong spelling ok as what I'm saying can you make a ninja star with a rounded 2by4 two and 2by4 and two curve pies that is a 4by4 it's really fun to throw and play with this was my best build I had when I bought a Lego classic 10702

  5. I made a small one of these it includes
    4 2×1
    1 2×4 plate brick and tile
    Put the 2×4 plate and tile on top of each other
    Next put the 2×1 bricks in a sort of checkerboard pattern with one stud poking out
    Then put the last piece under the 2×1 checkerboard pattern

  6. Not really kinetic if you're the one doing the moving. These are more like articulated art pieces, not kinetic art pieces.

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