This is one of those models that started with a picture. That picture doesn’t have anything to do with the finished model, but it planted a seed in my mind. Once the idea was there, I just had to grab some bricks and start building. Continue reading J. T. Buffalo Museum
A while back, New Elementary put out a call for participants in one of their Festivals of Parts. They are one of my favorite LEGO blogs and a solid influence on the way that I write about my hobby, so I jumped at the opportunity. I wasn’t alone in wanting to test my skills, so it was lovely to be chosen to receive a bag of Nexogons. Continue reading Coronae Softworks
Growing up, I was always fascinated by storage tanks. They seemed mysterious, their contents unfathomable. Most of that is probably because I was an impressionable kid who never noticed signage and just wanted them to have secret lairs inside ala Thunderball. Continue reading Industrial Micropolis (part 2)
Every city has a dirty side, where all the warehouses and factories and such live. Since I’ve already built a fair amount of residential and commercial buildings, it’s time to turn my attention toward industrial zones. I’ll get things started with a wrecking yard. Continue reading Industrial Micropolis (part 1)
To finish out my rather incomplete survey of commercial buildings, let’s build a grocery store. Since last week’s eatery was a bit fattening, this will be a smaller organic store, the kind of business that might be equally welcome in the central city or the suburbs. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (part 4)
It is fun to build office towers and such, but much of modern cities is much more suburban in its architecture. So many boxy single-story buildings surrounded by parking lots. How about we build something a mundane, a doughnut shop. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (Part 3)
Most big cities are defined by the cluster of office towers at their core. These manifestations of ego create iconic skylines. So far I’ve only focused on fairly modest buildings, now it is time to build something a little taller and flashier. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (part 2)
I’ve been lax in my blogging lately, but here I am back again with another installment of my Micropolis posts. This time I’ll be switching gears to talk about commercial buildings. This building was inspired by a pile of elements that I received in a draft and a vision of a tiny brick-built taco. So I decided that I needed to add a taqueria to my city. Continue reading Commercial Micropolis (part 1)
I am always delighted by the humanity of Galaktek‘s models and this pair of bots on a hover scooter are no exception!
Bob DeQuatre really outdid himself with the brick-build designs on this fighter.
This over-the-top drider cyborg by LEGO 7 has a bit of everything.
I really like these handsome brownstones by Barton Thinks.
Over the past couple of posts we’ve built single family dwellings. Since Micropolis builders tend to focus on urban cores rather than the suburban sprawl, I’d be remiss not to explore apartment buildings and their ilk. This week I’ll build a four-story walk-up. Continue reading Residential Micropolis (part 3)