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 :)
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! Permalink
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 Permalink
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. :) Permalink