# How can I make a spiral staircase with basic blocks at right angles?

Quite simply, how do I make a spiral like a staircase, but with only these blocks?

There is also a 8x2 block, but my brother has it. Because it is quite an old set, I need a spiral staircase without 45 degree angles. The best I have made is this...

What is a better alternative?

For Ambo100, it is not needed to support any weight, I merely make these things for pleasure. Additionally, I require it to continue for infinite iterations of layers. And obviously, it need to be vertical. Finally, I would like it to be solid when "running" along it, just to be annoying. =)

Important: I forgot to note this, but my set is based around the 2 x 4 blocks.

• How many bricks high do you need to go? Does it need to support any weight? I managed to build a helix limited to six blocks high, but it uses 45 degree angles.
– Ambo100
Apr 13, 2017 at 16:53
• Related, but not a dupe due to your part limitations: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1896/…
– jncraton
Apr 14, 2017 at 21:51
• @jncraton , that is the post I referred to for this idea in the first place. Apr 15, 2017 at 10:59
• I updated my answer to only cover the bricks I think you're using - is that better? Apr 25, 2017 at 22:15
• @Zhaph-BenDuguid, yeah. (Neither did I say it was bad) Apr 26, 2017 at 6:54

Based on the limited brick options, and the "it needs to be solid" constraint, I present my "Minecraft Spiral Stair" in LEGO form, and to provide "inifite height", I've gone for a "hung" support option:

1. Start with two 2x2, a 2x4 and a 2x6 in this configuration:
2. Add more steps as you need rotating around the lower 2x2 brick:

(Key: Yellow: 2x2, Blue: 2x4, White: 2x6)

• Sorry, Only the pieces above Apr 25, 2017 at 14:47

Depending upon the structural integrity required, you can connect the 4x2 bricks by one corner peg consistently (upper left most corner when viewed horizontally) stacked on top of each other, yet rotated such that the side of the brick is against the lower level peg (in upper one from the left on the lower brick). This will make a weak spiral yet with adjustable and relatively tight angles with one step per brick layer.

• There are many things wrong with the answer,.but the main problems are that you have not provided images for clarity, neither have you answered my question. Not at all. , it is not needed to support any weight, I merely make these things for pleasure. Additionally, I require it to continue for infinite iterations of layers. And obviously, it need to be vertical. Finally, I would like it to be solid when "running" along it, just to be annoying. None of the criteria met. Apr 14, 2017 at 20:41
• @simplest_mathematics I agree that this answer could be improved with an image, but I think your comment is a little harsh. This answer sounds a lot like what Ambo proposed, and that seems reasonable to me. It's true that it doesn't use only 90 degree angles, but it does provide another option using only basic bricks. Honestly, I think this answer is pretty good, especially for a first post.
– jncraton
Apr 14, 2017 at 22:05
• Fair enough, you should look at my first bad answers lol! But I'm not saying that it is bad, I am saying a little more consideration of the specifications should be implemented in the answer @jncraton Apr 15, 2017 at 10:58