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The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color), 2nd Edition by Allan Bedford

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Chapter 6. Microscale Building: More Than Meets the Eye

In Chapter 5, I showed you some macroscale building techniques that you can use to make models much larger than real life. In this chapter you’ll learn how to build things that are smaller than real life using a technique called microscale building.

If you’ve got a limited supply of LEGO bricks, or if you build in a confined space, microscale might work well for you. You’ll still be able to create interesting models, but they’ll use fewer pieces than larger versions and take up less space—sometimes a lot less space. Just 7 inches long, the microscale cargo ship in Figure 6-1 captures many of the details of the real thing, including shipping containers, the bridge, and a smokestack.

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