I love Micro Scale. Its one of those building scales that just doesn’t get as much attention as it should. People always seem more impressed by the large massive models like the LEGO Elvis that I blogged about earlier.
Now don’t get me wrong, the large models are impressive. But what is just as impressive is when you can manage to create something tiny that actually looks good.
Now with the Micro Sci-Fi Contest on Eurobricks there are some pretty stunning things popping up on Flickr.
This creation by Sean and Steph Mayo is jaw dropping in its complexity and awesome part usage.
I admit, I had to stare at it for a few minutes to figure out just what was going on with certain areas of the build (the tank treads for example). The integration of Bionicle parts feels natural and totally works — something that doesn’t always happen with some of the awkwardly shaped parts.
Its funny, but when Ice Planet 2002 was introduced in 1993, that seemed like a really long way away. Now, twenty years later (man I feel old) and 11 years after 2002, we still haven’t found that Ice Planet.
Here’s a couple more of the entries Micro Sci-Fi Contest –
Micro Space the First Frontier: DS9
Loftus Base on Graidarrn
The Year 2980, Asteroid Hephaestus 32b
I look forward to seeing what else comes from this contest. I might just enter my self.
And on a completely non Sci Fi, but related Micro Scale note there’s this little gem –
I love the use of the new roller skate element as cars!!
So if you haven’t built in it — give Micro a chance.