Cartwheel Court houses the office of a firm of hauliers, Cartwheel Couriers, who transport all manner of goods around Micropolis. They work closely with Eagle Imports, so it made sense to have their new HQ built next door to each other.
Making Micropolis buildings from rectangular boxes is all very well, but how do you make them a bit more interesting? This block of apartments is called Tricorne House, as it resembles the shape of an old Tricorne hat.
I had some transparent yellow 1×2 bricks left over from those I needed for another model, plus some white 1×2 bricks from my Watford PAB haul, and thought they would go well together. I also found some triangular bley plates which became the roof and steered the design of the rest of it – hence the nod to the Greek mathematical genius, I decided to call it Pythagoras Place.
I see it as an office block in my downtown area. While the atrium at the front has huge windows, round the back is a bit more enclosed. But there are some round skylights up top among the solar panels on the roof. These two bespoke tiles (2431pb499) came from the second Women of NASA set which I bought to build the Space Shuttle and Boosters for my Air & Space Museum.
A few long windows at the rear…
Watch the video on this Block by Blockhead: