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LEGO Techniques - Cones Askew

Cones don't seem like they have the broadest of outside the box uses.  Perhaps this is true.  Maybe I've tapped the full potential of them.  But in another stroke of genius from the (neighbor) kids, this little technique gave me fodder for another blog post.

Due to their conical (not to be confused with comical) shape, the cones aren't limited to rigid vertical uses in an otherwise rigid vertical assembly.  If the stud has a little wiggle room then the cone can be cockeyed a bit to have the appearance of pointing out.  I have feeling that the 4x4 round plate contributes something to this little trick as well.

It's not the strongest connection, but it sure does look good.  The main use I can see is for control jets on a landing space craft.

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