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AmperZand

[Mod] EMBIGGENED Micro Rocket Launchpad for minifigs

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The Micro Rocket Launchpad (40712) is a great set but because it's micro scale it's not easily integrated with the rest of Classic Space. So I decided to enlarge the builds in the set to fit minifigures.

My plan wasn't to recreate the sets upon which Micro Rocket Launchpad is more-or-less inspired (483, 6950 and 6803). 

I have repurposed the microfigures as minifigure space kids, and made some cosmetic alterations: additions, substitutions and deletions (no stickers!).

cs_micro_to_mini.jpg 

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Totally agree with that statement, I prefer keeping at least all of a single theme in 1 scale.
Nice rebuild!

Edited by JesseNight

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On 2/28/2024 at 1:18 PM, SpacePolice89 said:

This should have been the real set! I have no interest in microscale space sets.

I imagine that the smaller scale was chosen to keep the number of pieces and therefore the cost down. But as far as I'm concerned, that's a false economy. LEGO should just have done what I did or, if necessary, sacrificed one of the builds.

You can integrate microscale and minifigure scale if you use the former as forced perspective. But that either requires lots of parts to constrain the field of vision or quite a lot of space so the microscale background is set far back. Unfortunately, I have neither the parts nor the room.

On 2/28/2024 at 7:12 PM, JesseNight said:

Totally agree with that statement, I prefer keeping at least all of a single theme in 1 scale.
Nice rebuild!

Thanks :blush:. Glad you like it.

On 2/29/2024 at 11:27 AM, JulianH said:

Better than the original! Well done :)

Too kind!

I admit that the original is cuter, but cuteness doesn't warrant the incompatibility with minifigures. IMHO minifigures are sufficiently chibi especially if you use the microfigs as kids.

By the way, I like your sigfig and am hoping to add a green Classic Spaceman to my collection as soon as I can get the CS helmet in that colour.

Edited by AmperZand

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