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Tiny LEGO Wonders

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To any regular reader of this blog, it is obvious that I am a big fan of microscale LEGO. I love distilling ideas down and trying to capture their essence with careful parts usage. This beautiful book is full of inspiration and technique for the micro builder and I’m happy to finally get to tell you about it. Continue reading Tiny LEGO Wonders

Residential Micropolis (part 3)

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Over the past couple of posts we’ve built single family dwellings. Since Micropolis builders tend to focus on urban cores rather than the suburban sprawl, I’d be remiss not to explore apartment buildings and their ilk. This week I’ll build a four-story walk-up. Continue reading Residential Micropolis (part 3)

Scaling Micropolis

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Building at small scales can be tricky. LEGO is a versatile building system, but elements can only get so small before they are too small to handle and interconnect. The smallest common element is a 1×1 plate which would be 7.5 feet across and 3 feet high in Micropolis (making it about 1:285). That is a grainy pixel!

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