16 January 2018

2017 Skærbæk Parts Festival: Microscale

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Okay, it really is happening! Welcome to our Parts Festival, where we gave 60 LEGO® fans an hour to make whatever they liked using a range of new LEGO elements as 'seed' parts for their constructions. I'll post a handful every day for the next nine days. Hopefully some just might inspire you to get building! 

To kick things off I have selected some of the microscale constructions that the participants came up with. Microscale essentially means that the scale of the model is smaller than one that minifigures could inhabit.

To me this looks like a floating industrial island with traditional housing. Look carefully and you'll see that the builder has made use of the 3.18mm bar connection on the Black Fence 1X4X2 W/ Shaft No 1 (Element ID 6195092 | Design ID 32932) giving an impression of 'floating'.

A very smart and compact creation here. Again, I see some kind of raised city. I love the Mini Hat No 19 in Dark Brown (Element ID 6198018 | Design ID 26007) on top of the wheel piece.

This builder matched the angles of the house-shaped Plate 2X2, W/ Design in Reddish Brown (Element ID 6163991|Design ID 27928) with some Plate 2X2 W/ Reduced Knobs in Reddish Brown (Element ID 6196221 | Design ID 33909) to create a long building, perhaps a barn, or maybe the studs could be imagined as windows.

I love scenes like this. The builder used Brick 1X1X1 2/3 W/ Vert Knobs in Bright Red [TLG]/Red [BL] (Element ID 6187620 | Design ID 32952) for the chimneys and the forboding black structure on the right is made of the 'triple jumper' Plate 1X3 W/ 2 Knobs (Element ID 6199908 | Design ID 34103).

There's some nice interplay of parts in this tiny temple - I like the placement of hinges on top of the 45° wedge plates. Most of the Plate 2X2, W/ Design in Reddish Brown (Element ID 6163991|Design ID 27928) have been hidden to just reveal the strange stepped ends; a really nice use of this part.

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