This is Kiwi Court, a block of residential flats which I build a few weeks ago. Each cantilevered floor sits at right angles to the one below, while the different heights of the two blocks adds some visual variety.
I recently received some 1×1 trans black bricks from a BrickLink order, along with some 4×8 plates in an unusual colour – medium nogat. I began playing around with them along with some white grille bricks while I was chatting to LEGO buddy Jakob during video call. Eventually I settled on this L-shaped block with a diagonal window pattern, which I thought worked well. So this is Nougat Court, another residential block that will fit in very well in the city.
This is the Dewlucks Estate, a new development of social housing for the residential area of Micropolis.
My local LEGO Stores have had the 2×2 white turntable bases in their Pick A Brick walls for ages. I grab big handfulls every time I go, which means I have hundreds of the things. I have used them in the past for aircon vents and roof detailing, but this time I wondered if I could make them a feature of the cladding for a building. I chose a contrasting blue plate to go underneath, and interspersed them with 1×2 trans dark blue tiles for windows, and Turntable Towers was born.
This next residential block is called Acer Place, named after the beautiful trees which adorn each corner of the module. The tan and trans light blue colour sceme is really striking, and each exclusive apartment occupies its own floor with an extra penthouse addition on top.
When I buy parts from a Bricklink store, I will often browse around to see what else they have which is of interest. This happened recently, when I found 14 Olive green pieces, more usually used for the front of cars: the catchily-titled “Wedge 4 x 4 x 2/3 Triple Curved”. They were very cheap, so I put them in my basket too.
Once they arrived, I didn’t even bother putting them away, I just decided to build something with them as roof pieces. And so emerged Frogmore Gardens, a residential block set around a large pond with decking out the front and a few moisture-loving plants at the rear.