Having used quite a few of the 1×1 quarter round coral pieces on Totem Tower, I still had plenty left for this model, along with the larger 4×4 macaroni tiles which I got from recent trips to Pick A Brick walls.
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I recently acquired a couple of bulk lots of LEGO Clikits very cheaply from ebay. Clikits was a bizarre, short-lived genre of LEGO which was released between 2003 and 2006, and largely aimed at young girls. The components were designed to make jewellery and plastic picture frames adorned with hearts, flowers, stars and various other candy-coloured pieces. Much of the Clikits range is not directly compatible with LEGO system pieces. but I was determined to use some of the bits I had acquired, to decorate this new office block for Micropolis. Some of the bracelet bits will click onto the side stud of a SNOT brick, and that’s what I used here to give the impression of fancy windows.
Unlike many of my other GBC modules, which I have built from other people’s plans, Buckets of Fun is one I designed from scratch myself. As this is usually a long iterative process, it has taken me quite a while to refine its performance to be reliable for long periods at a show. Here is the latest version:
A few weeks ago, I found some interesting parts at my local Pick A Brick wall. These included more 8×8 tan plates, which I have used for curtain walls in this build, along with 2×2 dark red macaroni tiles and 1×1 quarter round tiles in vibrant coral. After playing around with several different cofigurations for the tiles, I finally settled upon this arragement, which I reminded me of a Totem pole. So this is Totem Tower, a modern new office block which sits comfortably in downtown.
I built this Micropolis block of colourful residential dwellings, after playing about with some of the bricks from Queen Watevra’s Build Whatever Box, 70825. I also added some of my own bricks and used the purple 6×6 curved roof tiles from Emma’s Art Cafe, set 41336, which were leftover when I remodelled it to become the Flying Carpet Cafe in my Ninjago District.
Despite a redesign of the input conveyor last December for my Lift & ZigZag Great Ball Contraption module, it was still proving to be not reliable enough, but I had been putting off doing anything about it. Wih several shows looming where I needed to take GBC to display, a few weeks ago I gave it some more thought and decided to completely rebuild the input side. I had found a GBC Workshop module design online (WM01 by Matt Norman).