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.
My next Micropolis model, built on a full block, is called LUDO Leisure Centre. The building houses a large public swimming bath, squash courts and a gym, so that the citizens of Micropolis can enjoy their leisure time and keep fit.
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.