My latest Habitats video tells the story of my amazing visit to the LEGO House in September 2019, to install some of my Micropolis MOCs in the Masterpiece Gallery. I met some wonderful people during my week in Denmark, including Jesper Vilstrup, Thomas Kirk Christiansen, Jan Beyer, Stuary Harris, Birte Knudsen and Mike Ganderton from LEGO. I was also interviewed by Joshua and John Hanlon of Beyond The Brick, a very popular LEGO YouTube channel, about my models in the House.
Archives for January 2020
In this video, I show you a behind-the-scenes look at how 10 Adult Fans of LEGO helped the company make a full-sized house decorated with their new theme, LEGO DOTS, for the theme’s publicty launch event in London, on 28th January 2020.
Last November I met up with my Twitter buddy RDFLego, for the second time, at the Shildon Brick Show. As well as having fun hanging out with our LEGO friends in the North East, he presented me with a copy of the Speed Champions set, 75890 Ferrari F40 Competizione, with the challenge that I should use it to build a Micropolis block! Well, challenge accepted, my friend!
The London AFOLs held their annual Great Ball Contraption display last weekend at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in north London. As usual, the adults loved it and the kids were entranced. Here you can see the complete layout.
This is Magma House, the headquarters of the Micropolis Geological Survey. It came about because I wanted to use up some of the many hundreds of 1×1 cheese slopes I have, in black, orange and transparent orange.
The structure of this build was heavily influenced by a Micropolis block built with several Nexogons by Little Brick Root, for a New Elementary parts festival back in 2017. When I saw photos of it, I knew I wanted to attempt something similar myself. Fast forwards 2 years and I have Nextogons of my own begging to be used, and Elementary Place is what evolved.