Mars is at least 54 million miles farther from the Sun than Earth

I almost passed up Justin Vaughn‘s little Mars colony until I saw it on MicroBricks. Why? The lighting just didn’t seem right.

LEGO microscale Mars colony

In reality, the lighting is perfect. Light on Mars is a lot dimmer than on Earth, with an orange hue from the dust-laden skies. The biodome is built from two halves of Buzz Lightyear’s helmet from the new LEGO Toy Story Construct-a-Buzz set.