A few weeks ago, the London AFOLs held their virtual meetup for the month on the subject of Bionicle – a discontinued LEGO theme, which was around in two waves between 2000-2010 and again from 2015-2017. This is what I was inspired to build.
This MOC is in the Ninjago District of my custom LEGO City Blockville.. I started it in January & made a couple of shops separated by an ornate bridge over the canal with 2 boats The shops are Amy’s Antiquarian Bookstore with Mr Chang’s Grocery Store on the other bank. Above Chang’s is a power plant. The shop above the book store houses Master Wu’s Ninja Supplies. On street level, we have Cornelius Cone’s Ice Cream Parlour & the LEGO Store Ninjago District. The final storey is Benny’s Space Bar! On one side is the Bar, owned by Benny but run by his cousin Denny. Minifig punters can cross the corridor to the Club, where Lenny is King of the Decks & loud music is pumped out of the huge speakers.
I gathered lots of the 4×4 light bluish grey plates together today (which I had picked up at Leicester Square in December) to see what I could do with them. I also found quite a few of the dark green 1×2 curved slopes with no studs (11477) which I thought would be good for accent colours. I made four cubes from the plates like this:
Then I added various control panels, the smooth slopes and other greebles to give this industrial plant which I have dubbed the Green Energy Plant.
Another significant piece was the (old) dark grey chunk on top of what I like to think of as the biomass reactor. It took some searching in the catalogue but apparently it’s an Engine, 2 x 4 x 4 (Life on Mars) 30535 from 2001, which only appeared in 2 sets in this colour. Each side is flanked by another old part, Bar 1 x 8 with Brick 1 x 2 Curved Top End (30359a) which adds more interesting greebles. Stick on a handful of 1×1 round bley tiles and a couple of hoses from a partial Benny’s Spaceship lot I got before Christmas, and there you have it.
Watch the video on this Block by Blockhead:
I have visitors coming over to stay tomorrow so I had to go shopping. At the supermarket, I accidentally found some LEGO in my basket at the checkout, oops.
I mostly bought this Joker Balloon Escape (70090) set for the minifigs – giving me a manically grinning Joker and of course, Batman himself. I’m not sure I will keep the rest of the set made up, but I did put it together once just to see what it looked like. I forgot to take a photo before dismantling it again!
And talking of minifigs, I grabbed half a dozen Ninjago Movie CMFs, as I don’t have any of these yet.