Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sundries from Germany

Michael Jasper has tons of great creations, including many microscale creations. I'm sure I'll spend more time featuring his other MOCs (all worth checking out), but today his Sundries folder appeared on the Brickshelf recent page.

This house makes great use of the jumper plates. Also check out the baby carriage.

Here's Don Quixote.

While this is a fig-scale MOC, check out that great toy train.

Finally for today, I love the little wheelbarrow that garden gnome is pushing.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

and now, a MOC from your sponser

I actually don't do a lot of microscale building myself (I know, so why do I have a blog about this?), but here's one of the few that I do have. I built this Micro-Siege as a castle award for last year's NWBrickCon, a gathering of LEGO fans that takes place each year in Seattle.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hot wheels

Brickshelf user Airborne has a great series of small cars he calls his Q Car Collection.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney is a great member of the LEGO community. He's made many great MOCs over the years, including recreations of parts of New York City, and also founded MOCpages, a site that allows you to create your own LEGO website. He is now a LEGO Certified Professional, and sells custom creations. More can be found on his personal website. It's probably no surprise that he has also made many great microscale creations. Notably he has made various micro scenes of New York City, and, along with Nathan Sawaya, this Great Wall of China.

They're much smaller creations, but I'm really taken with the clever construction of Sean's motorcycles

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tower of London

Arthur Gugick has created a mumber of impressive creations of architectural landmarks. He's also got some great micro versions, such as his recent Tower of London and Independence Hall.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Itty bitty LEGO sets

Janey Cook is one of my favorite micro-builders. Among many other creations, she has made micro versions of several official LEGO sets: 1592, 6390, and 360.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Millenium Falcon

Kaptain Kobold presents the Millenium Falcon at two different scales traversing the asteroid field:

And his smaller Falcon escaping from the exploding Death Star 2:

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

All aboard, the blog's about to set sail.

Let's start off this blog with a trio of great seafaring microscale creations. Recently, Brickshelf user Vaiur presented a great Queen Elizabeth 2

Two of my favorite older microscale creations are Joe Meno's Calypso, complete with helicopter,

and Justin Major's Black Seas Barracuda

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Contact me

If you have any microscale news or questions, there are three ways you can contact me:

1. At the bottom of any blog entry, click on the spot where it says "0 comments" and leave a comment.

2. Join in the discussion at Classic-Castle. I'm a regular poster at both of that forum, which is devoted to LEGO castle building.

3. E-mail me at bricktalesATgmailDOTcom.

Welcome aboard!

Hi there. Welcome to MicroBricks. This blog is going to be the little brother to my other LEGO-themed blog, VignetteBricks. This blog is going to focus on highlighting great microscale LEGO creations. These are creations that are smaller than minifig scale. I actually don't do a lot of micro building, but really enjoy those MOCs I see on the web, so I'll try and point out cool things I find. I'll supplement the MOC highlights with news from the microworld and occasional articles on microscale building.