I really enjoy designing LEGO models at the ‘micro’ scale. It can be a real challenge, and sometimes unlocks uses for pieces that you never even considered before. Not to mention, it doesn’t require an enormous collection of parts. One of my favourite models I’ve ever designed is my micro scale tractor from almost 11 years ago, and it’s been on my to do list since then to design more farm equipment at that scale.
I finally took the opportunity when Kristal built her Micro Scale English Village almost two years ago. I figured a micro scale combine harvester would be a nice addition to the countryside. The finished model has been sitting on my desk ever since, just waiting to be posted. I was actually waiting to get a couple of ‘Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 3 teeth’ pieces in Dark Bluish Gray to colour it the way I wanted. I use them for the cutter teeth under the header reel, and even though they are barely noticeable in the final model, I was determined to make them look more metallic.
Building instructions are below if you want to see how it is built, or build one yourself.