This is the first MicroMiniature I ever attempted. I had been working in PlayScale (Barbie scale or 1/6 - 1 inch equals 6 inches) with my daughter and found some online miniature groups. One of the members of one of the groups had a 1/144 scale toy shop kit that she no longer wanted and offered it for sale. I thought it sounded like fun, so I purchased it.

I had no idea what I was doing when I worked on it. All of the furnishings and toys are hand made - planes, trains, cars, etc. carved from wooden match sticks and Lincoln Logs made from bits of wire. The trees are also-hand made and I certainly learned what does NOT work when making miniature trees. I had no idea that flocking and the like was out there for making trees, so I used what I had around the house - parsley, oregano, etc. The trees looked really good for a couple of months, but then began shedding their leaves a bit. (Perhaps it's now autumn at my toy shop?)

I've since found other, better ways of doing what I tried to do with this project, but I'm still, for the most part, pleased with how this turned out.

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The Front of the Shop, complete with window shoppers
and a young boy inside the door, trying out a scooter.

An overhead view of the interior and a close-up of
the "glass" display case and video games it contains.

The board games and Lincoln logs

The boats, cars, trains and trucks

The dollhouses

My first try at electrical lighting for this small scale.
The big parking lot light works too.

The parking lot and side of the building.
If you look carefully, you can see Grandpa waiting in his old truck.

Mom and the kids decided to take a break from bike riding