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.
This Micropolis block started life in LEGO Digital Designer, as I didn’t have the parts to make it in reality. I chose various transparent coloured bricks to sit behind the mesh plates, with matching decorative tiles around the outsides, in three different colours. Turns out they would cost me a fortune! Drat.
Some time later I did managed to acquire enough of the 8×8 mesh plates, and a large number of trans clear 1×2 bricks, and then the idea resurfaced. It is called Telecom Tower and is the heart of communications in Micropolis.