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(Partially inspired by this question.)

I have been wondering recently just how many different LEGO bricks there are with studs on the side.

Which LEGO bricks have studs specifically on the sides?

Note: I am asking about bricks, not plates and/or other types of elements.

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closed as not constructive by oezi, Joe Wreschnig, pcantin, Dori Oct 27 '11 at 1:01

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First, it's really two questions. The first question is difficult to answer because it would be an enormous and constantly-growing list. Also, the second part is problematic, because there's no real answer - there are an infinite number of ways to SNOT build, and we have no idea whether or not a brick was "designed" for SNOT building. So I too have to vote to close. –  user23 Oct 26 '11 at 9:31
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I really want to answer this question, but I can't figure out where to start. The second part is almost impossible to answer (have you seen plates back-to-back, hold together with levers?), not mentionning that even LEGO used non-SNOT-specific parts to achieve a SNOT effect. And the first part... well, I guess a lot of parts can fit the bill, but maybe some others aren't as clear a case. –  Joubarc Oct 26 '11 at 13:51
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I go with Joe Wreschnig on this one. The list is too long because it covers any piece that is used in a SNOT way (which could be all pieces) –  pcantin Oct 26 '11 at 14:51
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@PeterDC I think the complexity of the question is in the semantic. What is a brick? To me a plate is a specialization of a brick, so when I read 'bricks' in your question I think of a lot of pieces. To me this was confusing. –  pcantin Oct 26 '11 at 15:07
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I'm still not sure about this question. Even if I restrict myself to bricks, I feel like it'll be long list, and one no one will learn anything from. No one approaches a problem like "How can I build SNOT?" or "What bricks have studs on the side?"- rather things like "How can I get an angle four studs wide and eight studs tall with a flat-ish surface?" or "Has Lego made a brick that will provide stability between these two specific parts?" –  user23 Oct 26 '11 at 16:40

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There are a lot of elements shown (together with other possibilities and SNOT-techniques) at holgermatthes.de, where there are pieces that are really bricks with side-studs (excluding all the other possibilities for SNOT-building) are those (+ the headlight/erling-brick and the big gray blocks you can see here, which are not shown in the following image):

Bricks with Knobs

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LEGO lists these as "With Knobs" on their Pick-a-Brick tools, i.e. "1x4 With 4 Knobs" (Design ID 30414), or "1x1 With 2 Knobs" (Design ID 87087). They call the Erling-Brick an "Angular Brick 1x1" (Design ID 4070). shop.lego.com/en-GB/Pick-A-Brick-11998 –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 26 '11 at 15:48

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