I was inspired by a consignment of dark green mermaid tails which I got in a bulk lot, and wondered what I could do with them. I also had some 1×2 dark green bricks from a pick a brick visit, so I teamed these up with some trans neon green and silver accent pieces to give it a bit of a nautical theme. Mermaid House was born.
Archives for November 2018
So far, my Micropolis models have been mostly very clean and well kept buildings. But with this model, I decided to go for a more gritty feel and put together a Chemical Factory which sits in the heart of the industrial area. Excatly what they are making and storing on site is far from clear, but the warning signs on the tanks don’t give you much reassurance.
Sometimes I might want to display my Micropolis city as a very long thin shape, and in that case I might not have enough of the tramway modules I made previously to run the whole length. They require lots of 1×2 grille tiles and a few other bits to make, which are not cheap. But I have found lots of flowers in three colours, lime green studs and green 4×4 plates from pick a brick hauls, so I decided to make some Boulevard modules which can extend beyond the end of the tramway to fill the 4-stud wide gaps in the middle of the roads.
The ets I used to make this MOC for my custom LEGO City Blockville were 40145 – LEGO Brand Retail Store, 40178 Exclusive VIP Set and 5005358 Minifigure Factory GWP. So I decided to try and combine all three sets to make a two-storey LEGO store which would sit on a 16×32 baseplate, effectively a half modular build. A lot of trial and error later, and this was the finished result.
When my local Toys R Us was closing I went to look at their sale. There wasn’t much LEGO of interest, but I did buy 6 of these Marvel Guardians of the Galazy Milano Polybags for a couple of pounds each. They sat unopened for several months, and then I decided I was going to use the parts for a Micropolis build. So here is the Milano Hotel, made with the wedge plates from the wings, with the addition of lots of 1×2 trans clear bricks I had in my parts collection.
During the summer I got a large number of reddish brown 1x4x2 arch pieces in a bulk lot, and took a handful to see what I could build with them. I was thinking about an old wharf type warehouse like you see along the River Thames and other places. After many iterations, it turned into this design, Butler’s Wharf.