This is my adaptation of the LEGO Architecture set, 21046 Empire State Building, which I was fortunate to get as a Christmas present. I immediately knew that it would fit in well with Micropolis, and may well be the tallest building in the city.
I have finally reached the 100 model milestone for Micropolis, and I knew I wanted it to be an adaptation of the exclusive LEGO Architecture set, 21037. It is only available from the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. Although I have not visited personally, a friend brought this back for me from a recent trip. I knew it would be perfect for Micropolis the moment I set eyes on it. And the colours are just wonderful. So I set about building it directly on a full Micropolis baseplate, and have added my own complimentary landscaping to fill in the gaps.
For Christmas last year, I was lucky enough to receive the exclusive microscale Billund Airport Architecture set, 40199. I knew I wanted to use it as the terminal building for Micropolis City Airport, but as it came, it was a bit too small in scale to fit Micropolis properly. So I added a couple of plates of height to increase the size and mounted it on a half block baseplate which will join the main part of the airport runway and other buildings.
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.
Lego Architecture set Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, finally put on a Micropolis base to make 1/2 block. The scale is perfect and it even comes with some ready-made Micropolis taxis! With the addition of a bit of landcasping on the right, it makes a great block for the downtown museum zone.
Watch the video on this Block by Blockhead:
I was in Central London today for an evening event with some friends from work, and took the opportunity to visit the flagship LEGO store in Leicester Square for the first time. I know it’s been open for a while, but I haven’t been there before as I usually avoid the most touristy parts of the capital, and I’ve only been out of my Dark Ages since last month. Here’s my haul:
I treated myself to the Architecture London Skyline (21034) set, the exclusive bowler-hatted Lester Minifig Polybag (40308) and a large and small Pick-A-Brick cup, which took my purchases over the threshold for two freebie sets – the festive Nutcracker (40254) and a second copy of the 24-in-1 Christmas Build Up 2017 (40253). I’m happy to get another one as one of my AFOL friends has a 2016 equivalent which they are happy to swap for my 2017 extra.
I found some useful bits in the Wall, but probably could have crammed my cups with more if I had had the time and patience – visiting the store in the last shopping week before Christmas was bedlam and I wouldn’t recommend it. I was minding my own business filling one cup when someone almost pinched the other one which i had already filled! Savages…
Here is the contents of the big cup – some slopes and inverted slopes, yellow 1×6 and 1×4 bricks, a load of 2×2 red bricks, plenty of 1×1 round bricks and tiles in red transparent, lots of pink 1×2 plates and a few in lime green. Plus some other bits and pieces.
The small cup contained a load of loose 1×1 trans yellow plates, some other useful 2×8 and 4×4 plates in various colours and a few more 2×2 inverted slopes in blue.
Pretty pleased with these, I’m not sure what I’m going to build with them yet! Watch this space.