This is Butler’s Dock, the last addition to my Micropolis waterfront for the moment. It is a working dock with cranes on the jetties which load up small cargo boats which ply the waters of Micropolis Bay. At the end is the Crafty Crab, a former fish-canning factory turned trendy seafood restaurant The waiting list for a table is weeks and weeks.
The next addition to the waterfront for Micropolis is Haven Harbour. It sits at the corner of Micropolis Bay and has moorings for sailing boats as well as the jetty for the small ferry which takes people across to Holy Island. The surrounding street is lined with colourful trees to provide some shade.
I have been wanting to build a rocky outcrop island in the Micropolis bay for some time, and have been collecting together a few Big Ugly Rock Pieces (6082) that I got in a mixed lot recently. It also contained a load of other random slopes, bricks and tiles in old dark grey, so I thought I would use these as the basis for my island.
I envisaged high cliffs with tiny little houses nestling on ledges, just like you see in some Mediterranean countries. And I wanted to top it off with a fortified Monastery, but didn’t quite have enough parts in tan, or cone pieces for turrets, until I got the 2016 Christmas Build Up set, which had a couple of tiny castle builds as the models.
So finally I was able to finish off Holy Island:
There is a lighthouse on the seaward side to prevent ships from foundering on the rocky cliffs.
Here are a few details of the tiny houses built into the rocks.
Unlike the smaller 1/4-block modules, I used 16×16 baseplates underneath as well as the top plate, as I think they will make this bigger module, built as one piece, a bit more stable. I usually just use a few 2×6 and longer plates to cover the edging on the smaller blocks.
Watch the video on this Block by Blockhead: