The Glasshouse was inspired by acquring a few hundred 1×1 round bricks from a recent Pick A Brick haul. I also thought I could use the 8×8 dish piece for the roof, which has been kicking around in my parts drawers for months. Inside is a tropical greenhouse where the botanists of Micropolis University are cultivating some rare specimens. Unlike the Hothouse in Compass Park, this building is not open to the public, but is reserved purely for academic research.
Archives for July 2019
These four residential dwellings are called Trio Villas, named after their three-armed shape. Each is based around piece 32125 – a Technic Rotor Blade plate with 6 Studs, often used as a propeller. I have been collecting a handful of them for a while.
My city currently has five blocks’ worth of canal modules which run through downtown and beyond, but as it has expanded, I realised I needed more 8-wide modules to fill in some gaps. Instead of just making more canals, I thought I would try a couple of what I’m calling Plaza Modules – 8 studs wide and 32 studs long. These will be used in the middle of downtown where the canal apparently heads underground.
This is Butler’s Dock, the last addition to my Micropolis waterfront for the moment. It is a working dock with cranes on the jetties which load up small cargo boats which ply the waters of Micropolis Bay. At the end is the Crafty Crab, a former fish-canning factory turned trendy seafood restaurant The waiting list for a table is weeks and weeks.
This video shows you one of my new Great Ball Contraption modules, the Rainbow Whirligig. It is constructed to a design by Matt Norman at Great Ball Pit, where you can download free instructions.