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Scale: It’s All Relative > Calculating Scale

Calculating Scale

To convert to minifig scale, do the following:

  1. First, convert 6 feet into inches. Because there are 12 inches in a foot, the calculation is pretty simple.

    12 inches x 6 feet = 72 inches
  2. Then, divide your model/minifig height into your real height.

    72 inches ÷ 1.5 inches = 48 inches

    In other words, this is the formula:

    Height of same object in your world ÷ Actual model height = Scale value
  3. Finally, create your scale. Your minifig is

    1:48 scale (pronounced "one-forty-eighth" or "one to forty-eight")

    Scales are shown as two numbers separated by a colon. The number on the left represents one real object. The number on the right represents the number of scale objects it would take to equal the same size. (You may see scale written as a fraction, like 1/48, but the meaning is the same.)


  

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