Thursday, February 28, 2013

Trains

Two different builders used the new minifig skate element to make great trains:

Tim Goddard:


Michael Jasper:


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Madness: Midwest Micro events

On Saturday, March 2, Jennifer Heaton and Nathan Stohlmann will display their collection of Micropolis modules from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the St. Anthony Park Library, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The event is not on the library's online calendar. If you need more info, leave a comment below. (Shown below is a smaller display of their work, previously featured on MicroBricks.)



What would you do with 60,000 bricks? Two Iowa guys have designed a scale model of the Science Center of Iowa, and you are invited to help construct the model. Building takes place March 16 and 17 at the Science Center of Iowa. (Shown below is a nano-scale model of the Science Center, which will be available for purchase at the center's gift store.)


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Brickville

Paul Wellington posted this gorgeous shot of Brickville.



A more traditional view of his city is here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day the Earth Stood Still

I really need to go back and mine the recent Micro Sci-Fi contest for blog posts. I really loved Kristi McWii's Day the Earth Stood Still.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Smurfy-good

Maybe I shouldn't call this micro at all. The techniques are definitely micro, but these Smurfs by Spidertoutouille are probably actually larger than minifig scale.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Micropolis

TwinLUG met this weekend, and, as you can imagine, Micropolis made a showing. Two of my favorites are these by either Nathan Stohlmann or Jennifer Heaton.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mountain Train

Jason Alleman must be doing something right, because his girlfriend is a pretty amazing micro builder. She made this train.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Advent Calendar

One of the sets on display at the NY Toy Fair is the 2013 Star Wars Advent Calendar, full of great mini models.



Palpatine’s Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest Winners

Winners are in for Palpatine’s Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest on FBTB:

Fifth place went to Blackninjatom’s Y-Wing.


Fourth to Trooper10′s TIE Fighter (my personal favorite.


Third to Roarsack’s ATTE.


Flynn’s Millenium Falcon came in second.


And, drumroll please, the winner was Sparkart’s ATST.


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Takeshi Itou

If you want to see some of the best castle MOCs ever made, check out Takeshi Itou's site Castle Element. He's recently made some beautiful micro castles, including these.