Monday, March 31, 2008

What? Halo MOCs?

I have to admit I pretty much ignore all things Halo. However, Thomas Lockwood has a series of minis, including a Hornet, a Ghost, a Warthog and a Pelican.



He's also got some clever Star Wars stuff, such as this speeder bike and P-38, plus two versions of the A-Wing. His Micro A-Wing is very minimalist, but still instantly recognizable.



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Friday, March 28, 2008

Take me down to mini town

Chiukeung expands on his previous MOCs, building up a Minitown, adding micro versions of sets 4554, Metro Station, and 4558, Metroliner, along with some other new details to his previously blogged Cafe Corner, Market Street and Green Grocer. Thanks to Chris Wunz for the heads-up.




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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

An old mini contest

Digging back in history, the Classic-Castle Mini Castle Contest 1 was held before the establishment of this blog. All of the entries can be found in this thread. Nelson Yrizarry took first place with his Drachenburg Castle.





Jim came in second with MiniCastle.



And Alkoholix took third with MicroCastle.



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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Maptastic

Monsterbrick has a whole series of creations that fit together to make a map. He's also got some famous buildings.






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Caught up

For those who use this sort of thing, my indexes of featured MOCs, sets and events have been updated up to this post. Links are over on the right-hand side of the sceen.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mont St Micro

Mumu posted a great rendition of Mont St Michel. Over on the Brothers Brick, Nannan points out that this was for the ClickBrick Tokyo contest.



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Salisbury Cathedral

Arthur Gugick celebrates the 750th anniversary of the Salisbury Cathedral. He points out that he was influenced and inspired by the work of Kazuyoshi Naoe, whose Piece of Peace display I've recently blogged.



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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Microspace Odyssey

These older MOCs recently appeared on GeekDad, and since I'd never featured them here, I figured this was a good excuse to go back and spotlight Jason Alleman's Discovery and Leonov from 2001 and 2010.




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Monday, March 17, 2008

Micro Train Layout

Janey Red Brick posted a great video of her micro train layout, recently displayed at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. Be sure to check out her blog, The RED BRICK Road.



Update - Janey has posted some still pictures as well.

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Piece, man

I've previously blogged on the Piece of Peace display in Japan by Master Builder Kazuyoshi Naoe, but it's always worth revisiting. Lots of galleries have popped up, such as these by Yuriko(Lily), ajari0413, kojihachisu, yuki.koga, hatayanorg, and
taikutsu. Andrew has more details on The Brothers Brick.





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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Subway

Every year the Click-Brick LEGO store in the Odaiba district of Tokyo has a contest for MOCs built on 16x16 bases. Sigezo presents a Subway station and building with details on multiple levels.




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Friday, March 14, 2008

BrickJournal in print

I know I'm a little behind, but I just got my first hard copy version of BrickJournal. It's so cool to actually hold this high quality magazine in your hands and flip through the pages. As for micro content, there's an article by Chris Deck showing a great micro TIE Crawler with instructions to build it and a teaser for an upcoming regular column by Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures on his 1:200 scale skyscrapers. I also see a micro pirate ship in a photo of a table from NWBrickCon.



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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogroll caught up

I've updated the blogroll on the right-hand side of the screen (scroll down): I've removed dead links, shifted blogs from the active to the inactive roll, and added several that I was missing (mostly from Andrew's list over on The Brothers Brick, Thanks Andrew). For my purposes, an active blog is one that has had posts since January 1, 2008, as checked on March 13, 2008. Inactive blogs are those with no posting as of yet in 2008. Please let me know if your blog becomes active again, or if there are any I missed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spacey

Some recent postings on Microspacetopia include ospook's Boral II and J5N's Patrol Fleet.




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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dogstar

This is fairly old, but somehow I didn't blog Mike Yoder's awe inspiring Last Flight of the Dogstar III.



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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Flying caviar

Mastergongfu has a nice little planetary dropship, the Beluga.



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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Asteroid colony

Daveexmachina just posted this great asteroid colony. I love the use of construction helmets and chef's hat in particular.




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Zeon

A while back, Mumu posted a series of great mini Zeon mecha. I'm not a mecha guy, so I don't know the backstory of these guys, but the construction is really fun.




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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Surreal

Uli Meyer uses a microscale train to great effect in a LEGO rendition of the Magritte painting Time Transfixed.



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Modulex Market

I'm not sure if this technically counts as microscale, but it's cute anyway. Brixe has created a modulex version of the Market Street set.



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