I've seen the sloped roof on the "Winter Village Post Office" and similar using plates, and I want to build a roof with a similar angle:

Steeply Raked Roofs

What should I use to ensure they are well attached?

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See the instruction for that set on pages 56-59, 65 and 68/69 for the 3 different roofs of it.

they're using a different technique and different pieces for all of them, so this perfectly shows up some alternatives (technic-like parts for the big roof to the right, blocks with studs on the sides for the small 90°-roofs and 1x1 with clips for the roof to the left).

Technic Tile 1x2 with 2 holes, 1x2 Brick with Axle Hole Tile 1x1 with Clip, Plate 1x2 with Handle on End


In the past, LEGO produced a perfect element for this:

Slope Brick 53 3 x 1 x 3 & 1/3 with Studs

It's probably hard to find in big quantities now, so I give it more for reference than anything. I wish LEGO would still produce it though (not to mention its educative value).

  • That's an interesting piece I've never seen (nor have in my collection). I wonder what made Lego abandon it?
    – LarsTech
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 20:02
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    I imagine they stopped producing it because you can create the same slope with other available elements (like hinges), and those other elements provide a much wider range of building possibilities.
    – Nathan
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 20:29
  • Maybe they didn't like the fact that the angles are not integer (53,13° at the bottom); but then again they have Technic beams with the same angles. I'm quite curious too as to why they stopped it..
    – Joubarc
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 6:06

To keep it simple I would use hinges placed on top of the wall, connect the roof plates and angle them to fit.

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Edit: You could even add a small plate hinge at the roof ridge, under the roof plates. This would keep them from separating.

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