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Micropolis Monday: Jacobsen Municipal Building

Not every building in the city is in architectural masterpiece. I’m always struck by the offensive beauty of brutalist buildings, and imagine them as great bastions of bureaucracy. When it came time to build a city government building for my city, I had to make it a concrete monstrosity.

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Micropolis Monday: Timmon’s Wood

Though I have incorporated green space into my buildings, I still felt that I wanted some actual parkland in my layout. This lead to the incorporation of a green belt into the plan.

front

This module came together serendipitously when I found the newer style flower stems and reddish brown antennae in the Pick-A-Brick wall at my local LEGO store. With the addition of a couple other tree varieties, I had a nice little wood.

back

The module is built in two one-block pieces, which makes transport easier. It also opens up the possibility of making a middle section (or sections) to expand the wood for future layouts.

plan

Seen from above, it is easier to make out the path that curves through the wood, crossing the water on a simple concrete bridge. There are cars too, parked at the ends, a mix of visitors and people just taking a break by the side of the road.

This was one of my least planned modules, but I really love how it looks on the table, contrasting (and complementing) the built environment of my other modules.

Keep building and enjoy!