I have used some of these large Belville lattice pieces before (see one of my very early videos, Belville Place. But I recently acquired some more in magenta, and decided this time I would use them as girders surrounding a glass skyscraper. So I present Dorsal Heights, the swanky new offices of Magenta Fish Software, an up and comping company who now have their HQ in downtown Micropolis.
This Micropolis block came about after a particularly successful trip to the Pick A Brick wall at my local LEGO store. I managed to pick up plenty of 1×2 transparent bricks, along with 1×4 dark green tiles and 1×2 dark green right cutoff wedge plates. I also had some 1×6 dark bluish grey plates and once I started fiddling about with them, I came up with the long wedge-ended pieces which I thought could form some decorative cladding on the building. I decided to call the office complex Mossy Heights, and it fits in well in the Downtown high rise area of Micropolis.
I recently acquired a number of the fancy 1×2 bricks with wing end in pearl gold from a local Pick A Brick wall, and decided to see if I could use them as decoration for a Micropolis build. Along with the 10×10 Octagonal plate which I thought would make a good roof, the shape of this building began to emerge. The walls are held together with hinge plates and feature Gothic-style arched windows on six of the sides. Two imposing oak doors fill the remaining opposite sides, providing access to the Octagonal Reading Room of Micropolis University.
The Glasshouse was inspired by acquring a few hundred 1×1 round bricks from a recent Pick A Brick haul. I also thought I could use the 8×8 dish piece for the roof, which has been kicking around in my parts drawers for months. Inside is a tropical greenhouse where the botanists of Micropolis University are cultivating some rare specimens. Unlike the Hothouse in Compass Park, this building is not open to the public, but is reserved purely for academic research.
My local Pick A Brick walls have recently had some trans dark blue tiles arrive, and I grabbed a decent number of them during one visit. I then set about using them for this Micropolis build, along with a number of 8×8 tan plates which also came from the PAB walls.
Lancaster Court was made with pieces from several pick a brick wall visits to LEGO stores around London. It is a block of flats for my Micropolis city, featuring accommodation with balconies and large picture windows.