Today Id like to show you something different from what I usually post here.
Its also from the Star Wars Universe but not a mini starship or speeder, its a
Among the most impressive and famous buildings on Coruscant is the ancient Jedi
Temple dating back more than four millennia before the Battle of Yavin. The
shape is basically a ziggurat - a terraced step pyramid which could be found in
the ancient Mesopotamia on Earth.
One piece seems obvious to construct the Jedi Temple with bricks: The 75°
2x2x3 double convex slope (corner slope). They induce the size of the
The real complicated part of this building is its socket. It stands on a sloped
socket. The correct angle would be realized by 1x1 slopes, studs not on top. A
gap of a half plate height is the result. By a rather weird bracket construction
you are finally able to close that gap (see detail photo):
All images of the Jedi Temple can be seen at BrickShelf, including instructions:
Now, you know I like building small, very small. So the question occured if you
could even scale the Jedi Temple down more. It is possible!
You will say: Hey you cheated! 2x2x2 double convex corner slopes dont
And youre right. I wish they existed. They would be such an enrichment for all
builders. However, the corners of the Jedi Micro Temple are not of this sort.
And this not a normal 8x8 baseplate either - its a grill plate! And now youll
most likely know how its been built. :-)
All images of the Jedi Micro Temple can also be seen at BrickShelf, with