My latest SigFig Habitats feature three LEGO friends from unusual places. Alan from ItsABrickThing is in Jurassic Park, Mama’s Bricks hails from the Netherlands and Captain Mutant comes from Outer Space! Let’s take a closer look at each one.
Archives for March 2020
Dorsal Heights – Micropolis Block #177
I have used some of these large Belville lattice pieces before (see one of my very early videos, Belville Place. But I recently acquired some more in magenta, and decided this time I would use them as girders surrounding a glass skyscraper. So I present Dorsal Heights, the swanky new offices of Magenta Fish Software, an up and comping company who now have their HQ in downtown Micropolis.
Shrimp Shack – Blockville MOD #17
When I first saw the new Hidden Side theme come along, one or two sets really stood out as being interesting – and the Shrimp Shack was one of them. I immediately thought it would make a great little seafood establishment for Blockville’s Ninjago District, and this is how I have adapted it for my city.
Scorpion Finance – Micropolis Block #176
I recently acquired a handful of these wonderful printed 1x2x5 bricks with the dark red and silver Scorpion pattern, and wanted to use them in a Micropolis build. It didn’t take long to come together, sticking to this dark and menacing colour palette. Some modest landscaping in sand green completed the look. And so Scorpion Finance was born.
Millennium Place, 1K YT Subs Special – Micropolis Block #175
My channel reached an amazing milestone last Friday – 1000 Subscribers! That’s more than my wildest dreams when I first started uploading videos in July 2018. And I would like to thank each and every one of my viewers for their loyalty and great feedback! I was inspired to build this new Micropolis block called Millennium Place, which has a footprint in the shape of 1000 when seen from above. Let’s have a closer look from all sides.
House of DOTS Feature In Blocks Magazine 65 (March 2020)
Having participated in the crazy build for LEGO’s House of DOTS collaboration with artist Camille Walala back in January, I was interested to see the huge feature in issue 65 of Blocks Magazine (March 2020) which describes in detail how Camille came up with the concept. There is even a quote from yours truly about what it was like to take part in the build!
It was great to be part of a team building something big for the launch. It deinitely felt
like a collaboration between us and the two Master Builders, Libor and Peter
from the Kladno Model Shop [in the Czech Republic]. There were problems
along the way, but we were all able to contribute ideas and solutions, rather than
just being instructed what to do all the time.
Also spotted in the same issue was a strange picture of me in the wild – taken during set up day at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery – in a small piece about LEGO buying Bricklink! Not sure what I have to do with that, but I feel slightly seen…