# How can I build a Lego slope of this exact angle with ideally only legal techniques?

I'm currently building a functional Lego escalator that is minifigure-scaled and with staircases transitioning from flat platform to stairwell. Here's my progress so far: But with the design of the staircases hopefully out of the way for now, I've come into an issue with the slope as it is seemingly improbable to build. I tried multiple iterations: technic bricks, technic beams, snot, … but there's only so much I can do on Mecabricks. I don't have the necessary bricks available at my disposal, nor does my local area has any retails which offers the Pick-a-Brick service, therefore I couldn't physically test this build out.

Is there any way of building a framework for this slope to hold up at a precise angle of 39.5 degrees? Preferably one that is legal or at least doesn't cause immense stress on the bricks, due to the technical nature of this build?

EDIT: Extra images for elaboration:

I aim to have this escalator to be roughly 4 bricks in width and its height will be dependent on how tall a story might be (probably 9 bricks tall).

I don't intend to use the new dedicated escalator piece because I want to design an escalator that is flat at the base and transition into a moving stairwell then back into a flat platform at the top (and vice versa). Basically something of this complexity , but at a minifigure scale.

EDIT 2: These are the results I yielded when I tried hinge pieces for building a slope: Connector peg with plate 1x2 with pinhole on bottom or any other hinge designs yield the same results. Maybe it could work but since I don't have local access to Bricklink and the likes, I couldn't physically test this out and have only Mecabricks to work with.

• Welcome to Bricks.SE! I'm not quite sure what is your actual issue here. Do you need help finding a way to build a structure with specific angle? Specific length/width/height? It would also be nice if you added isometric picture (I have initially thought of your assembly in a different way, but now I see how it is put together).
– Alex
Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 8:19
• Have you also considered dedicated piece for building escalator: bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=69900
– Alex
Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 8:21
• @Alex I've answered your questions in the newly added EDIT section. Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 9:29
• Have you considered the hinge elements? The 1x2 Top Plate (also available as a 2x2) and the 1x2 Hinge Base can usually be used to provide many angles up to 90 assuming you're happy to rest the bottom somewhere. Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 11:41
• @Zhaph-BenDuguid I've used it but there were misalignment issues. Please see EDIT 2 for further elaboration. Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 12:41

Could this work in you case? Using snot brick to build it vertically.

EDIT 1:

The only way I managed to get your angle and snap it correctly is like that. I used stud.io with collision turned on to be sure it could work. I hope this can help you.

EDIT 2: I found another solution using bar and bar with clip. This one is much more modulable but maybe less stable. Let me know what you think.

EDIT 3: Adapted to use technic beam.

• I don't think this could work. Do note that my slope is not at a 45 degree angle, and I very much want to make sure the slope is at the precise angle I've tested with so that the stairs remain leveled. Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 13:57
• Do you know the exact angle you're looking for?
– Hugo
Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 14:05
• According to Mecabricks, a 39.5 degree incline. Commented Oct 15, 2021 at 14:11
• Could you try the first iteration again, but with connector pegs and Technic beams? Commented Oct 17, 2021 at 7:17
• How do you want the orientation of the beams? Holes on top (meaning the steps will slide on the holes) or holes on the side?
– Hugo
Commented Oct 19, 2021 at 13:19

Update: Now that I have stud.io installed, I've finally got an upright design for the slope's framework as follows: This design was based off of @Hugo 's suggestion, but modified to use Technic pegs and Technic bricks for better stability.