While I was in Billund, I visited Loplet, a flea market renowned for having vintage LEGO for sale. I picked up some Modulex, which was first released in 1963 as a building tool for architects. After sorting what I had bought, I discovered some beautiful Modulex tiles. After a bit of fiddling around to get the placement geometry right, I was able to build Modulex Heights, a modern office block with wonderful feature panels on two sides.
Continuing with my Micropolis builds which include unusual non-System pieces, I needed to contruct some interesting glass panels to complement the featured element in my latest build. But what is the mystery piece? It’s a Znap Grid 9 x 7, 15 Holes, part 32213, which comes from the short-lived Znap line released by LEGO in 1998 and 1999, totalling just 21 elements. It was a bit like Technic, and thankfully the pin holes are 100% compatible with Tehcnic Pins.
What can you do with a few bits of Duplo? Well you might not be aware, but you can attach a 2×2 Duplo brick to any regular System studs, and then this big flower piece will sit on top of the Duplo brick quite happily. Here’s what I made with a handful of them…
I recently acquired a couple of bulk lots of LEGO Clikits very cheaply from ebay. Clikits was a bizarre, short-lived genre of LEGO which was released between 2003 and 2006, and largely aimed at young girls. The components were designed to make jewellery and plastic picture frames adorned with hearts, flowers, stars and various other candy-coloured pieces. Much of the Clikits range is not directly compatible with LEGO system pieces. but I was determined to use some of the bits I had acquired, to decorate this new office block for Micropolis. Some of the bracelet bits will click onto the side stud of a SNOT brick, and that’s what I used here to give the impression of fancy windows.