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More LEGO micro-building tutorials

by admin on October 24, 2013

in LEGO Microscale

LEGO micro-building is a fantastic way to create great LEGO projects without needing a whole lot of LEGO elements. Although LEGO micro creations are small, it doesn’t mean they are not challenging. In fact they are often more difficult to design then LEGO minifigure-scale or larger models. We have discussed basic LEGO micro-building techniques previously in LEGO Micro-Building – Introduction, and in LEGO Micro-Building Tutorials by Micro Square, but there is more! 🙂

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Today I will share with you a couple of other video-tutorials where LEGO Master Model Builder Joshua Bohn from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta shares how to build a  LEGO micro-scale castle and micro-scale house in a few simple steps. If you like, you can follow along with the videos to build your own LEGO micro models, and then you can expand on them in any way you like. 🙂

LEGO MICRO CASTLE TUTORIAL: In the first video Joshua shows you step-by-step how to build a LEGO micro-scale castle. At the beginning of the tutorial he will also show you which LEGO elements you need to build the exact same castle, so you can pause the video and gather the parts you will need. Then just follow Joshua as he walks you through each step in building the exact same castle.

LEGO MICRO HOUSE TUTORIAL: In the second video Joshua shares how to build a micro-scale LEGO house. Again, he will show you what parts you will need to follow along with the tutorial. Once you are done, you can build a whole town by making more of the LEGO houses – either the same way, or with slight alterations of shape and color to add variety.

Micro-building is an excellent way to improve your LEGO building skills as it requires thoughtful selection of parts as well as learning how to scale down larger objects. The LEGO Master Builder Academy has an entire kit dedicated to LEGO micro-building. Also, the LEGO Architecture series are a good example of what can be achieved with micro-building techniques.  I also recommend the LEGO Architecture Studio set which encourages creating your own designs using micro-building techniques, without the distraction of color (all elements in the set are white or transparent). And you can also watch more micro-building videos by LEGO Master Builders here: LEGO Micro-Building Tutorials by Micro Square.

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If you have experience with LEGO micro-building and would like to contribute some of your own tips, or if you have questions and want to discuss the techniques used in the videos, feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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Maxx October 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Micro builds are often most difficult as you strip down all details to a few lines in the build.
But ones you create a micro build and it really looks like it could be a real building, that’s the reward in it’s own.

Having build with the new Studio set, I have been doing more micro than I have done in a long time(c:
And it’s fun, even my kids love it and are very good at it.
Kids don’t have our restrictions, we think to much if things could be really made.
Kids just build, no restictions on their fantasy, although the older they get the more resticted they become (sad really).

I will read up and look at the tutorials with my kids, they will love it(c:
(Ike (5) is now totally into Star Wars(c: )

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admin October 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Maxx, yeah, I was thinking of your comments on the Studio set when I wrote this article, and how well your kids have been taking advantage of it. I also just built an Architecture set today, the United Nations Headquarters. This is my first Architecture set (beside the Studio), and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. And the LEGO version is much nicer than the real thing. 😉

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