Micro-scale is a scale featuring models that are too small to fit a minifig. LEGO use the term "mini" to refer to sets that an AFOL would call micro-scale. This scale of building has been further refined by AFOLs in many themes such as Star Wars, Castle, Town and Trains.
Official LEGO micro-scale sets
- The Star Wars Minis theme consists of 18 vehicles ranging from the Millenium Falcon to an Imperial Star Destroyer at a variety of different scales.
- The Harry Potter Mini Knight Bus was a promotional release for the Harry Potter theme.
- Tiny turbos are recent examples of the success of micro-scale models.
- X-pods and some models from Advent calendars could also be considered micro-scale models.
When LEGO factory was launched in 2004 the intitial emphasis was on micro-scale models. A contest held to launch the new line chose several micro-scale models designed by AFOLs and TFOLs to be combined in sets and sold through Shop at Home.
Sea & Town
Jean-Jacques Cousteau's Calypso (Joe Meno)
Space & Star Wars
Building instructions for Star Wars micro-scale models (Chris Deck)
Microscale castle building allows for the creation of castles, towns and other Medieval-themed creations that would be difficult or impossible at minifig scale. Examples:
- Chateau de Hautefort (Don Bruce)
- Notre Dame Cathedral (Arthur Gugick)
Sometimes referred to as 2-wide, micro-scale trains are at one end of the spectrum of train scales created by AFOLs .
- Mini scale trains collection (Kecia Hanssen)
- 2-wide diesel freight train and 2-wide steam train (Tony Hafner)
- 2-wide steam train (Moko)
- 2-stud freight wagon (James Mathis)
- 2-wide train (Ross Neal)
- Mini train steam engine (Didier Deses)
- 2-wide diesel engine (Alban Nanty)
- Working layout (from BrickFest 2005)
- Microscale newsgroup on LUGNET
- MicroBricks a blog devoted to microscale creations.