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Small builds & unusual parts uses

VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,135
Occasionally when playing around with ideas for part of a MOC, or while sorting parts, I've come across ideas, usually involving just a few pieces that are simple, but small scale build in their own right, or a potential solution for build problems I had been trying (unsuccessfully) to solve previously. I figured it might be useful for all of us on the forum to have a thread to document these ideas so that others can benefit from our discoveries. My first contribution is a very small, two piece build that could be used as a tank for a micro scale builds:



  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,123
    Roller skates in a line make a reasonable microscale train. You can add 1x1 plates for coloured carriages.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 981
    Yeah, they're used in a few official sets. 1x1 plates w/ clips can form a decent pair of limbs, horns, even a wacky beak.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 652
    These are all amazing! What a beautiful use for stud-shooters!
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 249
    One ingenious part use I can't find a picture of any more was using the triggers from the stud shooters as microscale gravestones...
  • shikadishikadi TRU AlumniMember Posts: 53
    One ingenious part use I can't find a picture of any more was using the triggers from the stud shooters as microscale gravestones...

    Laptops as roofs and skate as a car... this one is full of NPU
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 981
    I really like the way many larger pieces are sunk into the ground so that only the necessary portion protrudes. If you're making a microscale scene with lots of tiny, independent details I think SNOT bases work very well. One other thing to consider is that when you're building super-tiny models, exposed studs can be a pain, but you can use them to your advantage and create extra details with their presence such as the roller skate cars above.
  • mafonmafon TushinoMember Posts: 41
    Pretty smart use of vial.

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