My ambitious 2019 project was building a Micropolis module every week. The whole thing got derailed by life, but I still managed to build out my massive display for Bricks Cascade 2020. The final models in the series never made it to photography, so I haven’t shared them online until now!Continue reading Micropolis Monday: Porous Towers
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
I’ve been building little trees again.
I’ve posted a number of articles now on building little trees (happy, studly, and slopey) and they have all been built around a core of travis bricks. Though I haven’t even begun to exhaust the possible permutations and hybrid techniques available, I decided to try something completely different. This time I’ll be building trees using elements pierced by different lengths of bar. Continue reading Posted Trees
This week I would like to talk about building trees with slopes. In my first post about trees, I focused on the relative new-comer, the cheese slope. The humble roof slope provides a lot of possibilities, with its pebbly textured slope and top studs. Lets brick build some more trees!
Last week I built trees with cheese slopes. This week I’d like to explore the wonders of the humble plate. Builders often fear the stud, but studded surfaces provide visual texture that evokes the organic and we can make that work for us building landscapes.
I happen to think that the travis brick (the 1×1 brick with studs on all four sides) is the greatest thing that ever happened for micro builders. So many tiny snot structures wouldn’t be possible without all those studs in nearly every direction. With the addition of cheeses and telescopes, it is criminally easy to build beautiful little trees.
A gentle giant in the forest.