I wanted to revisit the niche of microscale for some time, but I was hesitant to do so, because I never got any new ideas or the irresistable urge to put a brick to a new use... But I finally set down to it, as it was my last excuse to put off the construction of a large project I have been postponing for years... Really bigphoto!
The top of the island, the big round green bricks, are ofcourse from the Slave I. For a time I tried some non-circular configurations, but it was too tempting... making it symetrical was a lot easier! I started with this base and I still fell short of cool new ideas... Really bigphoto!
However, during construction of this palace I did find some cool new tricks! For example, I found out that a 1x2 tile can be fitted into a 1x3 arch! If you then sink the tile a plate (or two) below the floor, it makes an excellent micro-door! Far better than the 1x1 tile on a headlight brick as I did for the backdoor... Really bigphoto!
In set 7066 is a sweet, sweet light blue transparant tile-gripper-brick-thingy... I just had to use it as a window. Only though sheer blunt headedness I managed to stuff it in, but in reality it was far too large for my purposes and I could have made it myself a whole lot easier by using a bench-brick instead - like in the top front window... Really bigphoto!
The gate behind the main entrance was another bad idea... For one, it came far too late; it was really an after touch, the rest of the palace was already complete or as good as. You have to understand that this whole thing is quite flimsy; it can fall apart just by looking at it... But I had to take it apart, jam the gate in there, find a way to keep it tightly upright and rightly centerd, when I finally rebuilt the flimsy superstructure, it ended up with a crooked gate... Really bigphoto!
The last thing I built was the spike beneath the floating the palace. I was long set on the thought of building it studs down, because there are more angled roof-tile-bricks than upside down roof tiles... Making a tight connection proved easy by burying a technic pin inside the ring! Really bigphoto!
As for the long put off large project I mentioned in the top; I have started construction and am currently finished with the exteriors and started with interiors. The bridge is already completed... It will be the Starship Heart of Gold! Really bigphoto!