Friday, July 31, 2009

Bring your tiny masses

2 Much Caffeine shows that the new flame piece is perfect for the Statue of Liberty.



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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our tiny lady of Paris

Hmm, maybe I should cross-post this to GodBricks. Kv_draugaer has a great Notre Dame.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Outside of Micropolis

Pbpancho posted some of his Micropolis modules - two farm units that make up the I and the L in TWINLUG, and a missile silo (mid-launch, it seems).





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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

BSG

Stefan’s (-2×4-), just posted a huge Battlestar Galactica hangar bay at fig scale, but he took it a step further and immediately followed up with micro ships from the Colonials and the Cylons.




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Monday, July 27, 2009

Exclusive set

People who attended Comic Con in San Diego this week had the exclusive opportunity to shell out $50 (yikes) for a Brickmaster exclusive set of a Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker, essentially a micro-ization of set 10195. Thanks to Ace of FBTB for the coverage.



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Sunday, July 26, 2009

New from Spencer

It looks like Spencer Rezkalla has come up with two new MOCs: the Rockefeller Center from New York and the Aon Center from Chicago.




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Saturday, July 25, 2009

From Warhammer to Halo

What have I come to? You can't deny, though, the quality of Orion Pax's Pelican and Warthog.



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Friday, July 24, 2009

Valkyrie

Mike Bernd presents this really nice Warhammer Valkyrie. The photo editing really adds to the quality of this.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bird's nest

Chiukeung posted this Beijing national stadium from the last Olympics.



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Russian contest

DoubleBrick, a Russian LEGO group, recently held a micro-architecture contest. First place went to Zed's Alin Boutique Sarigerme hotel. Second went to CoolerTD's St. Petersburg Admiralty. Third place was taken by LakMause's mountain skiing complex. Check out all of the entries. For most of these they also have reference photos of the real thing, which was nice for some of the ones I'm unfamiliar with (e.g. various Russian structures).





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Monday, July 20, 2009

Moon mission

A couple of years ago I started a short-lived feature here to highlight official sets built at microscale. I guess I let that slide, but for today's 40th anniversary of the moon landing, let's take a look at 7468 - Saturn V Moon Mission.



Back in 2003 LEGO released a line of six sets in the Discover - NASA theme. These were at a variety of scales, ranging from a ~1/8 scale Mars Rover, to a fig-scale Apollo 11, to a microscale International Space Station. This series was part of a partnership among LEGO, NASA and the Planetary Society, including a contest to name the Mars Rovers and, IIRC, images of minifigs who were on one of the Mars Rovers. Focusing on this set, it has models at 4 different scales, including three different microscales of the Saturn V, the Lunar Command Module, and the Lunar Lander (also a fig-scale Lunar Rover). This set had 178 pieces and cost $20 in the US. I don't recall if these sets had worldwide release or not - they're US-centric, but the moon mission is (post-cold-war) better seen as an adventure of mankind than of one nation.

Entries of this set at Brickset and Lugnet. Instructions at PICSL and Brickfactory. Inventory at Peeron. Buy it on Bricklink.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

micro skyline

Flickr user Powerpig uses a few microscale buildings to create a backdrop for this photo of a skateboarding minifig.

Powerpig offers a "behind the scenes" look at the set up:



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Friday, July 17, 2009

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Star Wars EU

Chris Deck of Deck Designs has added five ships to his Star Wars Expanded Universe, including the Assault Gunboat and the Missile Boat. As always, you can download directions from his site or see them on Brickshelf.




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Thursday, July 02, 2009

On the tracks of Micro.



From the looks of things, Jason Allemann's micro steam train has been around for a long time. But it's never been featured here before. The use of the cannon piece as the boiler is inspired. The piece just works so well for it. Check out all Jason's MOCs, some of which have been featured here before at truedimensions.

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Cover boy

Arthur Gugick posed with a blow-up of this BrickJournal cover at BrickWorld. Photo credit to Imagine's Brickzone.



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