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LEGO micro-building tutorials with Micro Square

by admin on May 11, 2016

in LEGO Microscale

Back in January 2013 LEGO launched a series of video-tutorials by LEGO designers on micro-scale building. The series continued strong until March 2014, with some really excellent tutorials and building tips for your own LEGO creations. The only problem is that the videos are all over the place on LEGO’s channel, so I thought to organize them here. 🙂

LEGO Microscale Building Techniques by Micro Square

➡ LEGO MICRO SQUARE TUTORIALS – SEASON 1: There are fourteen tutorials in this season, posted from January to April of 2013. Each episode is about a minute and a half long and discusses one micro-building technique. In the playlist below I have included all the episodes from this season, along with a list of the episodes and the topics discussed. You can use the drop-down list in the video-player to select the episode you would like to see, or just watch them all.

  • EPISODE 1 – Introduction to Micro-Building
  • EPISODE 2 – Setting the Scale
  • EPISODE 3 – Using Seed Elements
  • EPISODE 4 – Micro Landscaping
  • EPISODE 5 – Using Color
  • EPISODE 6 – Building Micro Vehicles
  • EPISODE 7 – Building Micro Trees
  • EPISODE 8 – Using Texture
  • EPISODE 9 – Sideways Building
  • EPISODE 10 – Building with “Cheese” Wedges
  • EPISODE 11 – Using “Easter Eggs”
  • EPISODE 12 – Micro Modular Building
  • EPISODE 13 – Building Micro People & Creatures
  • EPISODE 14 – Adding Details

➡ LEGO MICRO SQUARE TUTORIALS – SEASON 2: There are twelve tutorials in this season with three bonus episodes, posted from November 2013 to March 2014. The tutorials are different than in the last season; they are a bit longer, and instead of focusing on a single micro-building technique, each episode explores different sections of a micro city through a continuous story. The best way to utilize these videos is to watch them in sequence, and to stop to see the various details and building techniques mentioned. It might also be a good idea to make notes about the sections you really like. The bonus episodes are interviews with the three LEGO designers working on LEGO Micro Square project, and are very interesting. In the playlist below I have included all the episodes from this season, along with a list of the episodes and the topics discussed. You can use the drop-down list in the video-player to select the episode you would like to see, or just watch them all.

  • EPISODE 1 – Introduction to Season 2
  • EPISODE 2 – Underground Subway with Water Leak
  • EPISODE 3 – Underground Cave with Crystals & Sinkhole
  • EPISODE 4 – Volcano with Lava & Smoke
  • EPISODE 5 – Ancient Temple Under Micro City
  • EPISODE 6 – Sailing Ship & Ancient Underwater Ruins
  • EPISODE 7 – Underground Alien Settlement
  • EPISODE 8 – Underground Pyramid
  • EPISODE 9 – Underground Futuristic Port
  • EPISODE 10 – Micro Mech Monster
  • EPISODE 11 – Underground Mine & Mining Mech
  • EPISODE 12 – Lava Monster
  • EPISODE 13 – Bonus Episode – Behind the Scenes with Erik Varszegi
  • EPISODE 14 – Bonus Episode – Behind the Scenes with Mark Roe
  • EPISODE 15 – Bonus Episode – Behind the Scenes with Pete Donner

It appears that the LEGO Micro Square project is now over, as no new episodes have been posted since the end of Season 2. It’s kind of sad, as the tutorials were excellent, with relevant and useful information for both young and old LEGO fans. Micro-building is really fun and doesn’t require a huge collection to get some really impressive results.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Micro Square tutorials? Have you used any of the techniques in your own LEGO creations? Would you like LEGO designers to share more tips like these? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Tito May 11, 2016 at 2:24 PM

I remember watching some of these a while back. Thanks for putting them all in one place! I will definitely take the time to watch them all as micro building with lego is a great hobby.

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admin May 11, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Yes, it’s worth going through them. Micro-building is really fun!

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brickmaster May 11, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Great tutorials! I like that the first wave is more individual lessons, and the second wave takes you to a new level with having to figure out some of the builds. I would love to build that whole modular city!

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admin May 11, 2016 at 4:20 PM

They should really release that whole thing as a set! They kind of reminded me of the Minecraft Micro World sets released a few years ago. Pretty neat! I also like the more challenging builds in the second series, but if you are trying to go back to a particular technique or MOC, it is harder to remember in which episode they were. But I guess if you know which module they were in, it’s easier. 🙂

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insect0id May 15, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Just watched the season 2 collection. The amount of detail put into those smaller plates they used is quite substantial.

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admin May 15, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Yeah, those are really sweet.

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