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Friday, July 25, 2008


This Gernegross design may look slightly familiar.

I've been known to repeat myself every now and then, and other times I just repeat myself. Every once and a while, I create something new. This isn't one of those times.

Still, I like this design for it's simplicity. It's a variation of the Gernegross g5 design. Similar, yet very different.


One can never build enough towers. This Gernegross tower design has a balcony off the side.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Some designs never make it to this blog. They get created, then destroyed. I generally share (what I feel) are my best work.

In a previous post, I shared a design which I felt was not one of my better works. To my surprise, an avid reader expressed his appreciation of the design calling it one of my best. I'm deeply honored by his comments (thank you Alan).

As a follow-up, I'm posting a design which I did not intend to add to this blog. I created this model last night, then dismantled it. After reading Alan's comments, I decided to recreate the model from memory. Here it is Alan. A tribute and brain teaser for You to work on.

NOTE: The 210 + (2)69 + 31 arrangement replaces the 210 block on top of the 98 arch. I was not able to draw this arrangement in place due to limitations of AnkerCAD.

BTW: This is a set #4 design.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This set #4 creation has an interesting door. It could be the entrance to a palace, or it could be the home of a person with a large head.

Here's an alternative block arrangement that emphasizes the doorway a little more.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This arch was created using set #4. It's a variation of several arches available in the book (that accompanies the set).

Given more blocks, a builder could someday turn this design into a small castle.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Book #4 contains several nice images of shrines, arches and fountains which can be constructed using a set #4. Here's another shrine which can be constructed.

NOTE: The backside image (at the bottom right), shows slight clipping. It appears as if the #15 block is floating. This is a defect in the way AnkerCAD draws some blocks. Sometimes I can rotate the model slightly to remove the clipping. Other times I can't. Call it magic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


This model was constructed using set #4. The Heinzelmannchen set and set #4 are packaged in the same size box. What differs is the selection of blocks you get. Set #4 has a nice selection of roof tiles as well as a large arch. Both of which add variety to constructions which can be created.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008


Set #4 includes a book of several nice designs. Those designs were the inspiration for this construction.

Updated 7/15: I built this design from memory and I forgot a few blocks. This revision uses all the blocks in the box.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Heinzelmännchen designs as PDF

For those with a Heinzelmannchen set, I created a one page (US letter) PDF of all the Heinzelmannchen designs. You can download the PDF file here, or you can select the PNG image if you prefer.

NOTE: After clicking the PDF link, select option #2 to download the file. You do not need to create an account. The file size is about 2.25Mb in size.

Kleine Gernegroß designs as PDF

Every once and a while, I create a one page (US letter) PDF of all the Gernegross designs. For anyone interested, you can download the PDF here. Or, you can select the PNG image, if you prefer.

NOTE: The PDF link above will take you to a free file hosting web site. When you get there, select option #2 to download the file. You do not need to create an account. The file is about 2Mb in size.

As always, comments are appreciated.


Here's a Gernegross church design. This church was initially constructed with a Heinzelmannchen set as seen here.

Same church with a different block arrangement.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Here's a church design for the Gernegross set. 2D designs are not as interesting as 3D models, but they're a great place to start for new builders. No design plans needed.

NOTE: This design has been corrected from it's initial posting.

Updated (7/10): Sometimes I just can't leave a design alone. Here's the same church using all the blocks in the box...make that two alternative designs. Vote for your favorite today!