Scale refers to the proportional representations of people and objects in relation to the real-world or, more frequently, to the size of a person.
Scales in the LEGO world
- Minifig scale is proportioned to the size of the standard minifig. This is sometimes referred to as system-scale as it is often considerd the default scale for LEGO sets.
- L-Gauge is similar but refers specifically to the width of track and rolling stock of LEGO trains.
- Micro-scale is actually a range of scale models where the size of a person is smaller than a minifig. LEGO has sold sets at this scale but refers to them as mini-scale.
- Nanoscale is a scale so small that a person can't be represented.
- classic scale was the standard scale in the 1960's. It fits somewhere between minifig and micro scale.
- Miniland scale is the size of larger-than-minifig people as portrayed in the Legoland theme parks.
- 6x scale is a fan developed theme building replicas of LEGO elements at 6x the size.
Other Train Scales
Trains are built in many scales and scale is a source of great debate in the world of LEGO trains.
- Scale on LEGO.com.
- The Definitive Deffinitions of Scale by Daniel Zayac.
- Minifig Scale? comparison by Tim Gould on Flickr.
- MicroBricks is a blog devoted to micro-scale creations.
- Scaled-up LEGO Bricks is a blog devoted to 6x scale and other large-scale creations.
- SCALING TUTORIAL FOR BUILDINGS by Eurobricks user:jedi1984