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3. Minifig Scale: Oh, What a Wonderful M... > Substitution: When Other Parts Will ...

Substitution: When Other Parts Will Do

By this point, you might be saying to yourself, “I’d like to build a station like that, but I don’t have all those special pieces.” Don’t worry! You can replace certain specific pieces with other more common pieces. This is a design technique known as substitution. It has nothing to do with replacing French fries with mashed potatoes, but it has everything to do with making the best use of your existing LEGO pieces.

Although you might not be able to make an exact copy of this model with your own collection, you can come close by substituting pieces where needed.

Substitute Walls

Even if your collection comes mostly from assorted buckets, you should have enough basic bricks to make the walls the way they appear in the first model. You may not have exactly the right number of pieces in the same colors, though, so don’t be afraid to change colors. Gray, brown, or even white would all be reasonably realistic colors.


  

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