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Miniature Lego

I can't believe nobody's done it yet.
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What is miniature Lego? Well, it's like Lego, but smaller.

In the same way that, as a child, you 'graduate' from Duplo to Lego as your co-ordination improves, you could move onto miniature lego as your wish to create more complex models without taking over the dining room table grows.

Tweasers and magnifying glasses available for use with the smaller pieces.

Brushed aluminum pieces available for those that want to be cool.

st3f, Sep 07 2004

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       Lovely idea.

The tolerances Lego is made to are already pretty unbelievable so the finer tolerances mini-Lego would need might present some manufacturing challenges, but nothing impossible.
In the same way Duplo is compatible with Lego, mini-Lego should be compatible with Lego - for example by making the height of a mini-Lego block the same as a Lego plate (i.e. 1/3 the height of a Lego block).
hippo, Sep 07 2004
  

       "In the same way Duplo is compatible with Lego, mini-Lego should be compatible with Lego..."
Exactly. I was going to go for half-scale.
  

       "...the finer tolerances mini-Lego would need might present some manufacturing challenges..."
If this proves to be a problem, miniature Lego would have to go for something like a magnetic fixing with the pins at the top acting as locators, or some machined metal latch system. It would be a pity to lose the simplicity of the original, though and needing 'interface pieces' to connect Lego to miniature Lego (µgo ?) would be a pain.
st3f, Sep 07 2004
  

       Oh yes! If compatible, could be used to 'finish' standard Lego models. I'd like a line of Space µgo please.
wagster, Sep 07 2004
  

       would this lead on to nano lego?
etherman, Sep 07 2004
  

       Croissant for the idea and for Tabs's renaming of it.
calum, Sep 07 2004
  

       Does this not turn into clay eventually?
phundug, Sep 07 2004
  

       [phundug] No, subatomic particles.
hippo, Sep 07 2004
  

       Likely not as painful to step on. (+) for that aspect.
lintkeeper2, Sep 07 2004
  

       Atomic legos? Legos made out of a hundred atoms only?
DesertFox, Sep 07 2004
  
      
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