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.
My latest Micropolis build is called Quadrant Square, and is a complex of office towers sitting on a complete block footprint.
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 don’t want to contemplate how much time I wasted in the late 1980’s playing Tetris on an ancient Windows PC. But the fascination for spinning and stacking the seven colourful tetrominoes has never really left me, even though I’ve not played the game in years. As a homage, I decided to build Tetris Tower, the HQ of a successful game development company in Micropolis. I had already decided where each piece would go, and then had to order in many 1×1 tiles to make it happen.
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.
A while back I spotted this excellent technique with half burying the long transparent bricks into a wall, which was one of Wooootle’s Instagram photos. Not long afterwards, I had some trans light blue bricks arrive from Bricklink, and I immediately knew how I wanted to use them! With the addition of some blue Puppycorn ears to cap them off (or cheese slopes when I ran out), this tall slender build began to take shape. I’m really pleased with the colour combination of white and blue.