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Blitzen wrote:IVhorse da Man wrote:it's at least nano. if not smaller (remember, in micro, minifigs are one brik high. in nano, they're a single PLATE in height).
Let's see....
Assuming that one minifig represents a human that is 6' in height, and minifigs are 4 bricks high, in minifig scale one brick tall is 1' 6". In microfig scale, one brick represents one minifig, at 6'. In nanofig scale, one brick is 18' tall (6' x 3).
Real LEGO 1x1 bricks are 10mm tall and 8mm wide. So in nanofig scale, 10mm (real)=18' (not real). 18' in milimetres is 5886.4mm, courtesy of Google. If we round that up to 5890mm, the nanofig scale is 10:5890, or 1:589.Da Link wrote:1) Set a goal size in inches. Every inch (3 studs) is roughly 150 feet; your average small ship is about 300 feet long, or 2" (6 studs).
In the SpaceWars scale, 3 studs (24mm) is equal to 150'. So 24mm (real)=45 720mm (not real), courtesy again of Google. This means the scale is 24:45 720, or 1:1 905.
This SpaceWars scale is way smaller than nano.
Blitzen wrote:And if anybody's interested, minifig scale is about 1:49.
pesgores wrote:1st try
Well, i took a minifig for 1,80 meters high. Which means each centimeter is 45 cm in real life.
So, 1/45.
But, once i used a LEGO® X-Wing (6212) to comprove and...it got 1/40. So i think 1,80 it's to high.
2nd try
Then take 1,60 for a minifig. It's too short! But we have 1/40, which matches the X-Wing. Great, but i bet not every human has an average of 1,60.
I use European systems, you Americans just complicate this kind of stuff.
CONCLUSION:
I recommend you to choose one of these options. I would go for the first.
IVhorseman wrote:this reminds me of when i tried to determine how long a turn lasts in brik scale, using the gravity rule mike put forth in the 2001 rules. there, it said things fall at a rate of 2" per turn. i know that IRL, things fall at 9.8 meters per second, so knowing that, anyone with the balls to math this out should totally figure this out.
Tesla Coyle wrote:I saw someone posted that they'd like to see some of the ships form Battlestar Galactica made into LEGO at minifig scale and commented about how the ship was miles long and the LEGO would be huge.
Dr. X wrote:I KNOW. I am american, but I try to use the metric system as much as possible. It makes sense. But nooo, us stupid Americans just had to make up a new system, where a 'foot' is 12 'inches', a 'yard' is 3 feet, and a 'mile' is 5280 feet! WTF!??!? Metric is better, PERIOD.
And also, the unofficial Lego Builder's guide has some pretty good stuff on minifig scale, but mostly I agree with Blitzen (he or she?).
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