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.
Most of you will be familiar with the official LEGO Ninjago Docks, set 70657. Of course, it has always formed part of Blockville’s Ninjago District, but it never really occurred to me to add to it, until I saw JC from Small Brick City’s video, where he extended the docks verticallly. I decided my version of the Docks would get one new floor on each of the three sections.
Several months ago I made a video of my funky rainbow-coloured version of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon microfighter, set 75030. Recently I decided to see if I had the parts to build some more. So I set about making my funky version of 75033 Star Destroyer and 75194 First Order TIE Fighter. Now you can see the trio of Funky versions next to each other.
The first change for Blockville this time, is the arrival of the Been There, Donut That set, 40358, which I got from a friend who had contacts in the States. It fits in nicely at the back of Anton’s Wharf. The video shows us the rest.
When I first saw the LEGO Architecture set 21041 Great Wall of China, I knew it would make an excellent historical feature for Micropolis. I was lucky to find them on sale at a good discount, so bought two to put together to form a longer feature.
Some of you may recognise this as being the Eiffel Tower Architecture model from set 21019. I’ve been after a copy for a while and recently got one for a really good price from eBay. I’m not sure if it is exactly in scale for Micropolis, but it’s close enough and looks really good when put on a 16×16 stud quarter block baseplate. I have also changed the landscaping underneath to add some water features.