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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini Castle Contest VI

The deadline is only a few hours away (midnight tonight) for the Mini Castle Contest VI. If you build something today you can still get it in. The two most recent entries are Spartacus' Cliff Castle and Bartosza6m's Castle of the Rising Sun.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hungarian contest

Automatic translations are tricky, but it looks like this Hungarian site held a micro Star Wars contest. A couple of my favorites include a clever use of the tiny-fig trophy and a small rendition of an AT-AT.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nürnberg Castle

When LEGO opens new stores, they usually produce an exclusive model as a giveaway at the opening event. This past Saturday a new store opened in Nürnberg, Germany, and the exclusive was a micro version of Nürnberg Castle.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Set 10214 - Tower Bridge

It's been a long time since I've done set focuses, and I haven't written about Set 10214 - Tower Bridge since it was released. This set has been available via for the last month or so. Coming in at US$240 and 4287 pieces, this is a massive set. Just the 556 tan cheese wedges alone have many excited. Another unique part is the pair of unique shields. As a castle guy I'd love to outfit a faction with this heraldry, but these will run you at least $2.50 on Bricklink. Ktraphagen did a great job of documenting the building process and you can see a video with the set's designer. ADHO16 made a virtual version.

Set guide on Brickset; inventory on Peeron; part it out or buy it on Bricklink; purchase it at; instructions from LEGO: book 1, book 2, book 3

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Porschecm2 came up with a great part usage in Solus Saxum for the Mini Castle Contest. Those trees are made from a decorative spine piece that shows up in one Ben 10 set, so you can't really be blamed if you didn't know what that was.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Polegon built this great micro version of the Atomium, built in Brussels for the 1958 World's Fair.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Micro ancients

The Mini
Castle Contest
over on CC is bringing out great builders. Rod Gillies came up with Atlantis - before the fall for the ancients category.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Micro Fair

Here's Micro City County Fair, a BrickCon entry by Amanda Payton. The top of the merry-go-round is nicely designed. Looks like the Ferris wheel is functional, too.

Built according to the Micropolis standard.

Space Chase

This formation of micro spacecraft was part of Peter Reid's display shown last weekend at The Great Western LEGO Show, also known as STEAM 2010.

The group pool on Flickr is rather extensive, with 743 photos.

Friday, October 01, 2010