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What is the correct Snowspeeder to pair with the UCS AT-AT?

From Brickset: "The vehicle measures 62cm in height and 69cm long". The same measurements of a real AT-AT would be 22.5 meters and 20 meters. Therefore the 75313 is scaled between 1:36 and 1:...
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What is LEGO terminology for measurement of normal bricks and common scales?

Terminology This is the most basic terminology in a single image: A bit more verbose version is found in this slideshow, but there are a few factual errors, highlighted in the comments below. The ...
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How many 2x4 Lego bricks would it take to build a real skyscraper?

Great question. Others may have better answers for a more "realistic" design, but the math for a solid structure is actually pretty quick. Take the Empire State Building for example: Height: 381m ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

TLDR: Scale for train MOC is a personal preference based on the needs. Longer version: There is a lot of personal preferences here. Like, how do you decide if the LEGO track geometry should ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

It looks like the best practice is to adjust the proportions to the constraints imposed by the media. For example, the closest LEGO rendition of a modern high-speed train, the 10233 Horizon Express ...
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Is there a named scale for sets such as 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer or 75054 AT-AT

As far as I can find, there are very few official "scale" terms used in LEGO. The term "Minifig-scale" is a fan term and is fairly loose, as the scale of the figs themselves don't really equate to ...
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What scale are the Mini Modular (10230) buildings?

You already have put quite a lot of thought into this and it definitely is an interesting question. However, I don't think it is answerable as stricly as you might hope, but I don't think that's a bad ...
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What is LEGO terminology for measurement of normal bricks and common scales?

From the book Crazy Action Contraptions page 47 has a nice graphic showing the relation between the sizes of different pieces. I'd add that it is more common to call a "sideways brick" a stud. All ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

One thing with real trains is that the rail spacing is surprisingly narrow for the carriage width - and, as you've found, length. You'll need to run the wheels on bogies to get round any curves if you ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

The new 76405 - Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition breaks from compatibility and goes for a 7 rather than 6 stud gauge, which gives them more room to build out a more accurate scaled carriage with: ...
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Converting Nanobocks builds to LEGO

I was thinking that Nanoblocks are the same height as Lego plates, not counting the stud. I've built a church from Lego, then tried to build one just as big using Nanoblocks: it having a 30-brick tall ...
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Converting Nanobocks builds to LEGO

If you want more exact measurements, this Nanoblock vs Lego article shows the exact figures for 1x1 pieces from each brand, not including the studs: Nanoblock: 3.8 x 3.8 x 3mm Lego: 7.8 x 7.8 x 9.6mm ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is "L-gauge"?

I'm thinking the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway of narrow 15" = 2 heads of 7•5" each, so like narrow Lego track with 2 studs between as minifigure heads have 1 stud. But then normal 4 ...
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