Want to build a circle out of LEGO? How about a sphere? We've created tools that generate instructions for these standard shapes. Just enter the diameter in LEGO studs (between 4 and 32) and hit Generate to see the result.
Even if you don't need a perfect circle or perfect sphere you might still find the instructions generated by these tools useful. For example, our Jack O'Lanterns were based off the pattern for a sphere, even though some of them are far from spherical. The balls that make up the snowman were also based on instructions from the sphere generator before they were flattened to make them look more realistic.
We have created brick paper that is covered with rectangles that are the same size as 1x1 Lego bricks. Each rectangle is further divided into three segments vertically for stacked plates, and into two segments horizontally for detail work where bricks are offset from each other by half a stud.
Note: When printing your brick paper Adobe Acrobat may give you Size options such as "Fit" and "Actual Size". It is important to select "Actual Size" so that the rectangles on the printed page will be the same size as Lego bricks.
A cone is defined by its height (in bricks) and the radius at its wide end (in studs). Enter these values to generate instructions for a good approximation of the cone.