This week’s houses started with some roof experimentation. Rooflines can be hard to capture in the Micropolis scale, which sits at an awkward point where it is hard to do complex things like dormers, yet it is equally hard to get smooth slopes at many angles.Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Mismatched Houses
The GRID WARS contest has generated some lovely models, like this Naboo starfighter remix from x‿x. Then again, I’m a total sucker for translucent neon orange!
I joined Instagram last year. One of the first amazing LEGO accounts that I discovered was @jeff_works. Jeff’s beautiful microscale cities are mesmerizing. When I heard a few months ago that he was releasing a book oh his designs, I knew that I had to get my hands on it. Lucky for me, No Starch Press was willing to send me a copy for review. Continue reading LEGO Micro Cities
It’s the beautifully sculpted angles that really caught me on this architectural model. Damien Labrousse did a lovely model of rendering these complex volumes. Click through to see other angles and details!
Check out the cool shockwave effect that -SuspendedAnimation- used for this mecha’s weapon. A ton of great texture packed into this tiny mecha.
One of my favorite things to build in microscale is landscaping. I love all the trees and greenery. I’ve been trying to expand my repertoire and develop some reference content for other builders, so how about I build a 100 different trees! Continue reading First 20 Trees
There really aren’t enough realistic space models out there. Jussi Koskinen really captures the mechanical complexity of the ISS with this build.
There is something so architectural and futuristic about these shapes rendered in white on a simple landscape. A lovely piece of nanoscale from Sarah Beyer.
Check out this fantastic block of European style apartment buildings by Tammo S. I love seeing this kind of urban fabric build in Micropolis, where layouts often don’t have the organic feel of a living city.