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These Mass Effect miniatures are the smallest (and best) in the galaxy

Because we need something to tide us over until we get more information on Mass Effect Andromeda. (opens in new tab) Miniatures artist Caroline Rae (opens in new tab) has created a series of perfect tiny Mass Effect characters barely bigger than coins and they're ridiculously cute. Utterly painstakingly recreated - Rae says on her blog it took 41 minutes to craft Shepard's calf - the models are made out of a variety of materials including clay and copper fuse wire.

Rae even crafts them on top of a cork, Borrower-style, to keep them in one place. Resting on a base made from a Coke can, Shepard, Legion, Mordin and Joker are just perfect in their tiny forms. Take a look at the gallery above and see more images and build info on Rae's blog here (opens in new tab).

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.