Miniature cinder blocks on a pallet

by brae  

I was recently contacted by the folks at Mini Materials offering me a free sample of their miniature cinder blocks to try.  Quite awhile ago, there were some cinder block fridge magnets for sale elsewhere but I missed out on those.  I was overjoyed to know Mini Materials was making the real deal in 1:12 scale with no pesky magnet I would need to remove.  They sent me a 24 pack on a wood pallet and a bag of loose broken blocks.

Awesome possum.  April used that expression recently, and I have to say that perfectly describes these miniature cinder blocks.  :D

The 24 blocks come on a wood pallet...also awesome.  :D

Yes, you can buy the pallets alone.

They even sell the random broken bits, which I think is brilliant.  If you're doing an old scene, like Milo Valley Farm, having broken bits is especially useful.  Cuts down on waste for them, too.

Ok, so the shrink-wrap and sticker aren't to scale.  Haaaaaaaaa!  But, the pieces were well packed.

Thanks so much, Mini Materials, for sending along the blocks and pallet.  I already have some ideas spinning.  :D  Who wants me to leave off a wheel on the 240ZG and prop a block under it?  How else will I show off the fabulous work on the inner wheel parts?


Comment from: April [Visitor]
Awesome possum indeed! Having broken bits available to sell is a genius move and that pallet is really impressive. Very nice sample :D
04/15/15 @ 17:45
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]
Wonderful! The first thing that came to mind when you said cement blocks was that the car was up on blocks, wheels off, being worked on!
04/15/15 @ 18:22
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
We lived in the south for awhile. All cars in yards and barns have at least one block under it. Most also have odds and ends on the hood, if it is closed: a dirty oily rag, etc. I love these blocks! Brae, is your house big enough to handle all of your buildings? I am in awe of your work.
04/16/15 @ 05:07
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]
Awesome, I've been wanting cinder blocks!
04/16/15 @ 06:34
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Now I want some for my garage project. Or for student shelving...that would be cool...
04/16/15 @ 10:07
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
Those blocks are so cool! What are they made of? Check out the video they have on their site under the Blog tab. It shows a man building a wall with the cinder block. He's so artistic. It's like watching a Rembrandt being painted! LOL! I vote for one wheel off - sitting on a cinder block!
04/16/15 @ 10:44
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Those are awesome! First thing I thought of when I saw the picture was the Datsun up on blocks in the garage.
04/16/15 @ 14:00
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
The car definitely needs at least one wheel on a block. :D
04/16/15 @ 20:51
Just a little bit envious over here. Have had my eye on these for a while.
04/17/15 @ 02:50

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