Micro Combine Harvester

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.

Micro Combine

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.

Instructions

Building Guide

PDF File

Digital Model Files

LDraw File

Additional Resources

Parts List

 

Micro Scale English Village

Kristal actually started building this micro scale English village as a backdrop for another project. It quickly took on a life of its own and now stands alone as a fantastic LEGO model in its own right.

English Village

We were discussing potential video ideas around the same time she was finishing it. She suggested it might be interesting to try to make a video fly through like you often see with drones these days. This was the result…