A while back I got a bulk lot of pieces which contained several hundred of these – part 63082 – which BrickLink snappily calls “Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Tow Ball Socket, Short, Flattened with Holes and Axle Hole in Center”. Rather long-winded, but I wanted to use them for something and decided another high rise Micropolis block was the way to go.
I often joke that I store my loose LEGO parts as Micropolis blocks, and this new model, Brunswick Gardens, is a prime example of why. A while ago I acquired several hundered of the Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Towball and Small Towball Socket on Ends – part 14419 – first used in the Mixels lineup in 2014. I had been wondering what to do with them (and where to keep them) and finally thought I would have a play and see what I could come up with.
I’ve been meaning to expand the watery areas of my Micropolis for some time, and have recently picked up some blue plates to make a start. This first section is Surfers’ Point, an exclusive area of the coast where well to do surfers can hire an expensive but tiny beachside house for a few days, complete with a private beach. At the end, is a small cafe providing snacks to other beach users on a sunny day. A little dinghy is out on the water, making the most of the lovely weather. Expect more watery updates soon!
Hexagon Heights was conceived when a consignment of a dozen more nexogons arrived from Bricklink. For those not familiar with them, Nexogon the colloquial name for “Plate, Modified 6 x 6 Hexagonal with Pin Hole”, part 27255.
This is the Grand Imperial Hotel, a much-loved landmark in Micropolis. The ground floor houses a gourmet restaurant and brasserie as well as the hotel reception and a stylish bar. The rooms are modest in size but luxurious in appointment, and there is always a long waiting list for bookings.
I seem to have been collecting a few 3×3 and 4×4 quarter round or rounded edged plates in various colours, so I thought it was about time to use them in a Micropolis build. They suggested balconies to me, so I put together this block of Art-Deco inspired Vacation Villas.