After showcasing my full Rainbow of Monochrome Habitats recently, it’s now time for some Micropolis. These are the Sky Pod Apartments, which are holiday rental properties very popular with visitors to Micropolis, especially the ones which are higher up! Each cantilevered pod have a great view across the city and the block is placed conveniently for all the local ameneties to be close at hand. It’s the perfect place for a vacation!
When I first finished the Jade Court Hotel I releasied I needed to make a few more water modules for Micropolis Bay to complete the three by one and a half block area defined by the buildings around the edge. The Lifeboat Station was the first, and this Bandstand and prom is the second quarter block to fill in the shoreline.
Next followed an 8-stud extension to the pier, which always look ed a bit shore sitting on just one quarter block – it is now on a half block and looks much more in proportion. This just left a single quarter block hole of open water which needed filling, so I have pinched one of the cargo boats from Butlers’ Wharf to give it a bit of interest.
Of course, I knew you would want to see the finished product, so here is a flyover view of the whole bay, with each of these modules now in place. I don’t plan to make it any bigger just yet, but if I did, I would probably make it 2 blocks deep and push Holy Island further out to sea, with a few more open water pieces to finish things off.
In my video for Micropolis Module 200, The Jade Court Hotel, I showed a sneak peek of the completed Micropolis Bay area, which now covers a total of six full blocks. I needed to fill in a few gaps, and this module was one of those I made to finish off the second inner corner. It houses the Micropolis Bay Lifeboat Station and Boardwalk Café. The lifeboat station is well equipped with a built in lookout tower, launching ramp and access to the beach for some 4×4 offroad vehicles. The cafe is renowned for its hospitality and is a great place for a snack. I will show off the remaining watery modules in my next Micropolis video.
Jade Court Hotel is the 200th Micropolis model that I have built. It is a luxury hotel which sits on the best plot along the promenade of Micropolis Bay, overlooking Holy Island.
The architecture is quite striking, with the stepped square sitting on just two pillars, leaving the structure straddling the road. The private beachfront can be reached from one of the pillars with plenty of umbrellas to keep the visitors shaded.
If patrons aren’t keen on the beach, a nicely landscaped garden gives them somewhere to relax.
Here is a sneak peek showing the hotel in situ in the Bay, with all the other luxury property surrounding it.
In my next video, I will give you a better look at much more of Micropolis, with the last 100 models laid out for you to see, so check back soon for that one.
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.
Spectrum Rise is a cheap but cheerful hotel for visitors to Micropolis who can’t afford to stay in some of the more upmarket holiday flats or hotel rooms.