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Lego Blog: Microscale Castle Building

Emails and Castles

I get nice emails sometimes from Lego-ing people. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to be part of the Lego community. This time I was sent links from Atlanta’s Lego Discovery Centre. They’ve just started to produce short building instruction videos on their YouTube page. The first two they’ve done are microscale buildings – a castle and a classic house.

How to Build: A LEGO Micro Castle

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Zj2Ruc4cc&w=420&h=315]

Credits: LEGO® video tutorials with Master Model Builder Joshua Bohn at the kids attraction LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Microscale Castle 2 I made the micro castle last weekend (religiously following the directions in the video) and it’s a simple but pleasingly asymmetric build. I was a little challenged in getting the twelve light grey cheese slopes and had to go with dark grey instead. It took far longer to find the bricks than it did to assemble! I’ll get round to building the Classic House later. Hopefully the chaps in Atlanta will keep adding more videos and I can expand my tiny kingdom.

Microscale Castle 1I’ve been interested in microscale building for a while but I haven’t attempted it properly before. This model seems a great place to start and I instantly want to vary it and add new bits. What I really like about microscale is the ingenious alternative uses of bricks – I’ve been eyeing up my collection of parts to see what might look like architecture if squinted at from the proper perspective.

How to Build: A Classic House

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn00aoDQ0gU?rel=0&w=480&h=360]

Credits: LEGO® video tutorials with Master Model Builder Joshua Bohn at the kids attraction LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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