March is Marchikoma month in the Lego Flickr community, resulting in many variations of think tanks. Chris Maddison‘s variation on the theme is far out of the ordinary, and he attributes it to listening music from Howl’s Moving Castle while building.
LEGO Microscale models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
Some say “Go big or go home!” but it takes real talent to compress something down to just a few studs and still keep it recognizable. Of course, many of the micro models we feature here aren’t so small after all, whether it’s a vast cityscape or starship.
Pierre E Fieschi scores big time with his SOURCE ‘RAMFIST’ DESTROYER. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pelé as captain with that colour scheme. The unique hull design adds a good dose of freshness to the build, and as per the norm, Pierre’s presentation is absolutely top notch.
The last time we featured a model of Orthanc, it was over 7 feet tall. This time we’re going to the other extreme, with this awesome micro-scale version of Saruman’s flooded monolith by flickr user Julius No. Even the microscale ents are instantly recognizable.
These tiny space planes by Griffin! are fantastic models. At micro scale, every piece used counts, and this builder has made sure to choose carefully. Every element used in this creation appears to have a purpose, represents an important part of the ship, and contributes to the overall aesthetic. I think my favorite detail may Continue reading →
Who says all big spaceships need to be covered with greebles to look great? This gorgeous space Destroyer by Dutch builder Red Spacecat employs clean lines and smooth surfaces, and it looks fantastic. Don’t let that fool you, though; it’s still packed with plenty of details, like the hidden torpedo ports.
I’ve really come to enjoy building in microscale, especially for space models. I can build large scenes that actually fit on my desk, like my latest foray into microscale, this asteroid mining colony.
Fullerton’s Okay Yaramanoglu (Oky – Space Ranger) has recreated Futurama’s Planet Express headquarters in micro-scale. Built for Eurobricks Micro Sci-Fi Contest, the model includes the “U.S.S. Planet Express Ship”, a Slurm delivery truck, Calculon and everyone’s favorite alcoholic robot, Bender.
Tim Goddard’s microscale viaduct shows how something beautiful can be compacted into a tiny scene. The techniques used on the train engine, waterfall, and even the stone columns all add up to make this an enjoyable vignette.
Devid VII brings to life one of Japans highest-rated anime series of all time with his outstanding micro-scale rendition of Mazinger Z (Tranzor Z in America). Mazin Go! Mazin Go! Mazingaa Z!
Eurobricks Micro Sci-Fi Contest is barely off the ground and is already yielding some great results. Submitted for your approval is a sprawling mountain science lab (well, as sprawling as a 16×16 base allows) called “Research Base Kappa” by England’s own .Jake.
Eurobricks is holding a Micro Sci-Fi Contest this month (the trophies themselves are noteworthy examples of the genre), and at mid-month we’re already starting to see some really nice entries. Ryan H. (eldeeem) enters the fray with this gorgeous biodome on an ice planet, complete with a resupply ship hovering above. Notice the Modulex bits Continue reading →
I’ve always thought that the majestic locations of Middle-earth would make for a great set of microscale dioramas. Last week, we featured George G’s Helm’s Deep, and today I’m pleased to highlight this beautiful Minas Tirith by diegoboy. I love the angling on the great stone outcropping in the center of the city, and parts Continue reading →
This miniature Helm’s Deep from Tolkien’s The Two Towers is impressive in its level of detail. George G has captured the towering might of this mountain stronghold, and it looks ready to be defended until dawn. All it needs now is a retinue of Rohirrim to guard its walls, and a few ten-thousands of miniature Continue reading →
Tonight’s skyline brought to you by Paul Wellington, and the fine citizens of Brickville.
It’s always hard to take (and for me to choose) shots of large LEGO buildings, especially shots that show them off in all their glory. With Jonathan Lopes’ (BKNY Bricks) latest model, I chose the angle that I though best demonstrated the fun parts (see below) and you’ll just have to follow the trail to Continue reading →