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! 🙂
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.
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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