Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Miniature Diesel Locomotives

Name of Model: LEGO MINI Unstoppable Diesels
Created by: Commander LEGOman
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73326378@N04/sets/72157630413734274/
Details: The LEGO train community spends a considerable amount of time arguing about what the "correct" scale is for LEGO trains. Usually, 6-wide and 8-wide are the most popular options. The 6-wide crowd can point to most of the official LEGO train sets aimed at kids 6 and up, and the 8-wide crowd can (but rarely does) point to the DUPLO train sets. Here, we have evidence that you can capture the correct level of detail in trains that are only 2 studs wide. The realistic liveries and shapes come across nicely, and the small scale almost seems more forgiving (since nobody's going to complain about a misplaced air vent at this scale). The obvious question is when the rest of the trains will show up, but it looks like there's already a good start.

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