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Howdy SW! [message #32611] Sat, 13 August 2011 00:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar Bren926  is currently offline Bren926
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Hi everyone! You might know me from, well a lot of things, but I've decided to start (or at least try) making LEGO minifig accessories! I've really no clue how to do it, though. I use Google Sketchup, but I'm not sure what sizes to use. Could someone please give some pointers on Minifig stuff?
Re: Howdy SW! [message #32612 is a reply to message #32611 ] Sat, 13 August 2011 00:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Drawn-SteelHero  is currently offline Drawn-SteelHero
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Heya, Bren. I got linked to this pic a while back; you'll have to zoom in somewhat to see it properly, but it's got most of the key dimensions on it. Good luck with your gubbinz! Very Happy

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Re: Howdy SW! [message #32613 is a reply to message #32612 ] Sat, 13 August 2011 01:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Bren926  is currently offline Bren926
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Wow! How perfect! I only have one very noobish question, what the unit of measurement I should use?
Re: Howdy SW! [message #32614 is a reply to message #32613 ] Sat, 13 August 2011 01:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Drawn-SteelHero  is currently offline Drawn-SteelHero
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Pleasure, bud. The measurements are all in millimetres.

Actually, I've found another one that may come in useful, too. This one covers most of the external dimensions of a minifig. Some of the measurements seem fractionally different to the patent picture, but only by hundredths of a millimetre.

index.php?t=getfile&id=10506&private=0

EDIT: Actually, it's just occurred to me that some of the measurements on the patent picture (the first one) are measured in "P", which would be the height of one LEGO flat plate (1/3 of a brick).

[Updated on: Sat, 13 August 2011 10:36 UTC]

Re: Howdy SW! [message #32879 is a reply to message #32614 ] Wed, 17 August 2011 22:44 UTC Go to previous message
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@Bren welcome!

@Drawn-Steel Hero that is seriously useful. Thanks. Smile


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