This is another new Great Ball Contraption module for my collection. I call it the Rainbow Rover, and is made to a design by Lawrie George, adapted slightly by me. You can download the instructions for the build from Lawrie’s website.
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In my last video, I showed you how to make a basic Minifig Habitat. I have been having fun making some custom Habitats for various minifigures. but for Halloween, members of the Brick Tubers Network decided we would all build something on a footprint of a 16×16 base. Instead of one big model, I decided to build 4 Halloween-themed Habitats which amounts to the same area.
A couple of months ago, The Rambling Brick website announced a competition to win Series 19 Minifigures, by building a Minifigure Habitat to a template by Handoko Setyawan posted on Flickr in 2016. While I didn’t enter the competition, I did notice some habitats built by Steve Guinness and others on Instagram, and really liked the concept of these little interlocking stackable vignettes based around an 8×8 plate.
These are the pieces you will need to build a basic habitat:
- One 8×8 plate
- 24 1×4 bricks (I’ve shown them in two colours here so it’s easy to see how they are placed in the build)
- 8 1×3 bricks
- 4 1×2 bricks
- 2 1×6 tiles
- 1 1×2 plate
- 2 1×1 plates
This video shows you how to put them to gether to form a basic habitat, which you can then decorate to suit the minifigure at hand.
While I was at the Pick A Brick wall buying parts for my last model, Six Bricks, I also noticed that they had thousands of these blue 1×2 grille slopes. So I picked up a couple of generous handfuls and threw them into my pot. When I got home, I put together this block, Blue Distribution, which is a firm which specialises in Logistics and moving goods around Micropolis. The warehouse sits in the Industrial zone close to the airport, for quick transport links out of town as well.
When my Micropolis models were installed in the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery, I was given a rather nice upscaled brick as a trophy. I also got my unique six-bricks combination put up on the Six Bricks wall of fame. Between them, they set the seed of an idea for a new Micropolis Block – and here I present you with Six Bricks.
While I was in Billund, I visited Loplet, a flea market renowned for having vintage LEGO for sale. I picked up some Modulex, which was first released in 1963 as a building tool for architects. After sorting what I had bought, I discovered some beautiful Modulex tiles. After a bit of fiddling around to get the placement geometry right, I was able to build Modulex Heights, a modern office block with wonderful feature panels on two sides.