Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Classic-Castle's Colossal Castle Contest submissions open

Colossal Castle Contest submissions now open! Technical difficulties have been fixed and you can now submit your entries. If you are interested in learning more about Classic-Castle's signature annual contest, please see the contest rules page. Any further questions can be addressed in the CC forums.

We would like to apologize for any confusion caused by the delay in opening the submissions page and would like to thank our anonymous programmer for help with coding issues. We're looking forward to seeing your Castle MOCs in this contest.

The CC Team

Monday, December 08, 2008

Meanwhile, back on the farm

Sabrejimmy is putting together a Microtown. I particularly like both those textured bricks and the hinge plates on the farm.





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Monday, December 01, 2008

How tall is this dragon?

Hmm, I'm not entirely sure this is microscale. If you set it next to a minifig, it would look like the dragon was about 15-20 feet tall. On the other hand, if you set it in the middle of a bunch of microscale skysrapers, this could be Godzilla's cousin ravaging downtown Tokyo. Since MisaQa is from Japan, I'll imagine it as the latter, if only because that gives me an excuse to blog her new project. Each year MisaQa creates an advent calendar, posting one new MOC in a theme each day of November until Christmas Eve. Readers of this blog will remember that last year's theme was microscale town. This year it's fantasy creatures. Okay, the second day's MOC is definitely not microscale, so I'm probably breaking the rules to post this here, but it's my blog, so I can do what I want. ;P



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Friday, November 28, 2008

Out of this world

Oft-blogged Arthur Gugick has taken a break from his normal pattern of creating earthly architectural landmarks at micro scale to go to Naboo for the Theed Palace.




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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mixing of scales

Pe668 mixes fig and micro scales effectively in the Legend of Captain Blood Beard, an entry for the Pillage the Village contest on Classic-Pirates. That micro rendition of the Black Seas Barracuda is a great MOC in it's own right.




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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Like a bridge over tiny waters, I will lay me down

I'm not sure what group is running a contest on bridges, but Alexandr's bridge should probably win it.



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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Micro Vics

Nnenn and Peter Morris have started a Flickr pool and challenged builders to come up with their interpretation of the Vic Viper design. Several of the participants have taken a micro approach, like Pete Corp, getfur909, J4ke, , MasterGongfu, Bodo Elsel, and the winner for smallest design, Steelbreeze9.










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Monday, November 17, 2008

Disney, exciting and new, come aboard, we're expecting you

Recently members of GFLUG presented their MOCs at the Festival of the Masters event by the LEGO store outside of Disney World. Michael Huffman blended the ideas of Disney and LEGO with his rendition of the Disney Magic Cruise boat. Joe Meno added a pirate ship to the scene as well.



Photo credits go to Joe Meno.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Koelner Dom

Michael Jasper presents this great micro rendition of the Cologne Cathedral that he made for LEGO Fanwelt Deutschland 2008 in Cologne.




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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vestas

Copmike, aka Mikael Sjöstedt, has built a cute micro version of the limited-release promotional set 4999, Vestas Windmill.



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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election day

In honor of the presidential election here in the US, let's take another look at Arthur Gugick's great White House.



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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Okay, a break from castles, sort of

Not a complete break, but not an entry for the MCC. T-brick built this amazing Taj Mahal.



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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Reformation Day

Several times over recent years, Jojo (Johannes Koehler) has celebrated Reformation Day by building illustrations of the life of Martin Luther. Today he presents abduction with a micro Wartburg Castle in the background. Read Jojo's post for the history behind this scene.



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Castles

More entries for the Mini Castle Contest. Thomas Wunz has this great harbor. Tania Baixinho took a fantasy turn with a town built into a giant city tree.





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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mini Castle Contest IV

Tomorrow is the deadline for the Mini Castle Contest, so if you want to enter, follow that link and submit your MOC quickly. A lot of great entries have been coming in, like Luis Baixinho's Argo and RichardAM's coastal town.




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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tiny little Russian town

In a comment to an earlier blog post, Liova pointed out that Fox2006's microstreets were for a group build held by members of Doublebrick, a Russian AFOL group.





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Friday, October 24, 2008

And the winner is ...

I always love the trophies built for fan fests. They're a great opportunity to build small MOCs like micro or vigs. Here is the trophy for CC City Building from BrickCon. Tedward built it and Caylin won it.



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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where the streets have no name

It looks like Fox2006 is using LEGO Factory to create a series of minitown street sections that can be put together to make a larger layout. He shows all of the pieces involved so it would be easy to make some for your own microscale city display.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica micro MOCs from BrickCon (by who?). I love how that one viper is integrated with the mosaic.
-Edit- Several BrickCon attendees left comments to identify the builders. Thanks all! The mosaic is by Katie Wood. The small viper in the upper left is by Thomas Lockwood. The other three vipers are based on Chris Deck's design - one is built by Ted Godwin. The other three ships from the ragtag fleet are by Kevin Blocksidge. Very cool display, guys.





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Monday, October 20, 2008

Mmm, Krabby Patties

The Krusty Krab by Shary was on display at the Welt der Steine event in Austria.



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Sunday, October 19, 2008

More BrickCon

More microscale from BrickCon includes Mariann Asanuma's Empire State Building and Jonesy's Love Letter to Jon Palmer.



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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fanboys

Nathan Proudlove and Zach Clapsadle collaborated on the Final Flight of the Nova Taurus, a microscale recreation of the Keith Goldman MOC of the same name. Nathan built the ship and Zach built the diorama for the Fanboy Cover Contest over on Classic-Space. Their combined effort at BrickCon earned them the prize for best micro adventure.




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Friday, October 17, 2008

Fragty presents this beautiful Atomium. Here's the real Atomium in Brussels, built for the 1958 World's Fair.



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