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Any terrain conversion suggestions for snap cubes?

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http://www.amazon.com/Snap-Cubes-Set-Of-100/dp/B000G3LR9Y

 

I got a decent number of these things and I'm trying to brainstorm some ideas for them besides just Sci-fi crates. They work well for crate, especially if you plug the holes with something from the jewelry findings isle. Anyone got suggestions or experience with these? They are roughly 20mm square and the bottom peg cuts off easily enough.

 

 

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I suppose if you were playing a Logan's Run style thing, or something in the vein of the original Star Trek, with pseudo-modern art stylings, you could stack three or five at a time, turned corner on each other, as a sort of modern art piece for a plaza area. Paint them to look like concrete or rusted metal.

 

One or two connected to a slide and some monkey bars might make part of a playground.

 

You could stick pipes out of them and turn them into junctions for heating/cooling systems or some sort of weird plumbing.

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Could make walls/buildings out of them by stacking however you want then covering with a thin plasticard sheet so that it's a smooth surface that you can do whatever you want to it, basically like regular concrete blocks in buildings where they are covered up with dry-wall and painted. 

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Modrons?

 

I once tried making a 25mm scale modron army. We were testing out TSRs answer to Warhammer (whatever it was called: Batttlesomethingsuch). I used a bag of marbles as the basic level modrons.

 

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Could make walls/buildings out of them by stacking however you want then covering with a thin plasticard sheet so that it's a smooth surface that you can do whatever you want to it, basically like regular concrete blocks in buildings where they are covered up with dry-wall and painted. 

I was gonna suggest something along these lines. The only difference being; I was going to say either put some putty/clay on the finished structure to carve some detail into, or attack the structure with a dremel tool to create the 'handcarved' stone look.

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