## Building Techniques

The realization of chain reactions with dominoes is a highly creative process with nearly endless options for choosing what to build next. This page presents an overview of selected building techniques to get you started, including the most typical elements of large toppling projects as seen on TV and online video platforms.

#### Straight Line

The most classic arrangement for preparing a chain reaction

#### Straight Horizontal Line

Increased domino stability with a slower toppling speed

#### Straight Double Line

Provides more saliency than just a single straight line

#### Split

Increases the number of simultaneously toppling domino lines

#### Double Split

Splitting arrangement based on double instead of single domino lines

#### Domino Bridge

The most basic form of bridging over another domino line

#### Bridge

Wooden construction to bridge over another domino line

#### Stairs

Wooden construction to change the altitude of a toppling domino line

#### Curve

Basic variant of building a turn of 90 degrees with a single domino line

#### Double Curve

Basic variant of building a turn of 90 degrees with a double domino line

#### Falling Turn 1

Trick for realizing a turn of 90 degrees with reduced space requirements

#### Falling Turn 2

Another trick for realizing a turn of 90 degrees with reduced space requirements

#### Turning Fence

Wooden construction allowing for a turn of 180 degrees

#### Tape Turn

Minimal space solution for realizing a turn of 180 degrees using a piece of sticky tape

#### Field

Rectangular arrangement of dominoes potentially also forming a picture

#### Fallwall

Wooden construction for building a vertical domino field with square "pixels"

#### Crossover Field

Displacing every second line of a field for revealing the corresponding picture when toppled

#### Field Starter

Lengthy piece of plastic on two metal angles for toppling multiple lines at once

#### Triangle

Increasing number of dominoes in each step until all rows of the field can be toppled simultaneously

#### Toppling Line

Simple setup for toppling each line of the field one after the other

#### Spiral

Typical spiral arrangement toppling from the outside to the inside

#### Double Spiral

Two intertwined spirals toppling from the outside to the inside to the outside again

#### Circle Field

Circular assemblage of dominoes toppling from the inside to the outside

#### Simple Tower

The most basic stacking structure involving only two dominoes per layer

#### Complex Tower

More stable tower suitable for achieving greater heights than a simple tower

#### 2D-Pyramid

An assemblage shaped like the 2D projection of a pyramid to be toppled by removing a single domino

#### 3D-Pyramid

A pyramid-shaped assemblage in three dimensions to be toppled by removing a single domino

#### Wall

Extension of a 2D-Pyramid resembling the shape of a rectangular wall

#### Speed Wall

Variant of a regular domino wall resulting in a faster toppling speed

#### Turtle

Fragile surface made out of dominoes which collapses at a rapid speed

#### Lines on Lines

Extension of domino lines and fields in three dimensions

#### Sonimod

Simple visual trick based on subsequently removing the supports of leaning dominoes

#### Dominoes Sideways 1

Several leaning dominoes designed to move upright when an impulse is given

#### Dominoes Sideways 2

Several leaning dominoes designed to be knocked over one after the other

#### Elegant Splitting

An elegantly looking way of combining a split and turns of 90 degrees in both directions

#### Split Ends

Several subsequent splits arranged such that all end points topple at the same time

#### Small Triangles

Simple visual trick using three triangularly arranged dominoes as the basic building element

#### T-Setting

Line of T shapes achieving world-record toppling speeds at larger distances

#### Builder’s Challenge

Trial for builders with the goal to fill a gap while the dominoes towards it are already toppling

#### Marble Board

Marble course designed to delay the toppling of a domino line

#### Pendulum

Ceiling-mounted pendulum swinging in shrinking circles before toppling another domino line

#### Domino Template

Tool for simplifying the build of straight lines and fields

#### Safety Gap

Simple technique to prevent the entire chain reaction from toppling too early