SuvieD, on Feb 1 2009, 10:31 PM, said:
LEGO minifigures suffer from big head syndrome. In fact, their proportioned well for something closer to a midget or dwarf. As such measurments in LEGO are rarely very accurate in replica models. This is one of the reasons LEGO uses miniland scale at the theme parks.
If you want a general number I alway go by fig foot width/length = one foot.
In the end, it is still just a toy you can use how you want. As long as you think it looks good and you give your MOCs some effort you can enjoy your builds without any problems. In fact, many truly great MOCs involve exageratted sizes or caricatures of actual real life stuff. It is the same principle people use cartoons or anime to great effect. It can give your building style and uniqueness.
Thanks! So basically, you use 1 stud = 1 foot. And if MFs are dwarves, what are LEGO dwarves