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Discuss micro-scale building here :D I always struggle with this...
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| November 14, 2014, 1:24 pm
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Here's a little micro scale thing I built yesterday. https://www.flickr.com/photos/118836643@N07/15781399971/
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| November 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
Well, micro-scale is one of my favorites/specialties, so I am really looking forward to discussing it here.

first of all, in order to get a really good microscale, you need to use pieces in new and creative ways. Here are some pieces that have all sorts of uses in microscale: minifigure hands, minifigure weapons (such as handguns, knives, etc...), minifigure hair, ice cream scoops, backward headlight brick, teeth, telescopes, and claws.

There is so much you can do in micro-scale, you just have to look at things from a different angle :)


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| November 14, 2014, 2:49 pm
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Quoting Ethan J.

...you need to use pieces in new and creative ways...


I LOVE seeing how people use some pieces in micro scale stuff. Some of them are just JAW-DROPPING!
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| November 15, 2014, 5:22 pm
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Something interesting to try in microscale is making something in which the layout can be changed around, like here (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/376994).
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| November 15, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Quoting Mr. Cab
Something interesting to try in microscale is making something in which the layout can be changed around, like here (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/376994).

Another good one is here. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/391142
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| November 15, 2014, 5:34 pm
Quoting John Smith
Ah, yes. That was a good one. Micro scale can really make you use elements in creative new ways.


you said it, John. just taking a piece and holding it... and turning it looking at each side from all kinds of angles - even from the perspective of other pieces. one might have a design in mind beforehand, or they could just start with a handful of pieces and wanton create!
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| November 16, 2014, 2:11 am
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/395227
Trees, and Armies, and Catapults, and more
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| November 16, 2014, 6:59 am
Quoting Thomas B.
I LOVE seeing how people use some pieces in micro scale stuff. Some of them are just JAW-DROPPING!

And THAT'S why I love micro-scale so much!
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| November 17, 2014, 12:29 pm
Quoting John Smith
Yes, it can be very fun.


i'll second that!
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| November 18, 2014, 2:34 am
Quoting John Smith
Ah, yes. That was a good one. Micro scale can really make you use elements in creative new ways.

That is actually what sparked my imagination to make my micro scale Orthanc. You can check it out here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/400937
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| November 21, 2014, 9:37 am
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Also, you can use microscale in forced perspective to make a nice effect: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/377881 (I know, it's not the best example)
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| November 21, 2014, 11:33 am
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Also, you can use microscale in forced perspective to make a nice effect: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/377881 (I know, it's not the best example)

I love how you use the grooved bricks for stairs :D
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| November 21, 2014, 12:15 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Also, you can use microscale in forced perspective to make a nice effect: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/377881 (I know, it's not the best example)

That's really cool, I dabbled a pit in FP, but it didn't turn out right. I should try again sometime
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| December 6, 2014, 8:33 am
Quoting Lego Jim ....
Microscale building is probably my favorite kind of LEGO building. I like other stuff too, I just have always liked miniature things. Microscale is cool because you can pack so much detail in such a small MOC. Plus it doesn't take a huge collection of brick to do it. I've made a BUNCH of micro figures. They are really fun to make, you can just let you imagination go crazy making these. And they are great for use in micro dioramas. Here's a few that I have made.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/384551
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/385824
I have lots more posted too.

thats also one of my favorite reasons. They're cost effective, and you have to be really creative to do a good one
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| December 9, 2014, 10:01 am
I feel like my latest upload isn't too bad when it comes to some parts usage in microscale.

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/407617
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| February 27, 2015, 2:48 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
I feel like my latest upload isn't too bad when it comes to some parts usage in microscale.

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/407617

What I love about micro scale is seeing the incredibly creative uses of parts. Great job MC!
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| February 27, 2015, 10:46 pm
Of all scales you can build in using Legos, I consider micro-scale to be the most fun because applying detail to a micro-scale build is a quite challenging task. I like to challenge myself often by building micro-scale mocs. Lately, I've been working on Micro-scale (but at a really small scale) Architecture builds , and I must say, they're just super fun to work with, and not to mention, again, quite challenging. Not only does the challenge of building micro mocs apply to Micro Architecture, but it applies to anything else built in micro, such as spaceships, landscapes, and other things. :)
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| February 27, 2015, 11:13 pm
B.U.M.P.
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| March 3, 2015, 7:09 am
profile bricks are really good bricks for roads and buildings
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| March 3, 2015, 4:01 pm
Here is a micro-scale Archetechure piece I built http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411760
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| May 15, 2015, 12:28 pm
Quoting Mate Paton
Here is a micro-scale Archetechure piece I built http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411760

It looks as if it were minifig scale to me though...
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| May 15, 2015, 6:09 pm
This was only my second attempt at microscale building, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I think that I'm the first to use handcuffs as crane hooks as well :)

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414138

This was my first attempt http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/414122

Oddly, I have never made ship mocs, or microscale builds before and then did two in one day.
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| June 13, 2015, 5:30 am
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