Greetings fellow minifigs!  This is the first session of Building Blocks, where we at FortLUG would like to showcase some of our building techniques and give step-by-step instructions on how to build useful things that you might be able to incorporate into your own LEGO layout.  We’d like to make this a new recurring series, so check back periodically.

In this session, we’ll be building a free-standing storage silo.  This 155-piece structure will require the bricks listed below.  Keep in mind that this is just one way to do a storage silo, so feel free to experiment, expand, extrapolate, and any other ext-ing you need to make it your own.  FortLUG loves encouraging the creative spirit in all, so happy building!

Brick List:

  1. 1 8-stud diameter parabolic dish
  2. 1 2×2 round brick w/ cross hole
  3. 1 2×2 round flat tile
  4. 2 2×2 round plates w/ cross hole
  5. 2 4-stud length cross rods
  6. 4 1×2 bricks
  7. 4 1×2 bricks w/ cross hole
  8. 4 2×2 bricks
  9. 4 2×4 bricks
  10. 4 1×6 flat tiles
  11. 4 2×2 plates
  12. 4 4×4 plates
  13. 8 1×2 plates w/ one stud
  14. 8 1×4 plates
  15. 8 2×4 plates
  16. 12 1×2 plates
  17. 12 2×3 plates
  18. 16 1×2 bricks w/ two friction hinges
  19. 56 1×8 flat tiles

Building Instructions:

Step 23: Storage Silo

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The completed silo, serving as an above-ground fuel storage tank.