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)
Look at this amazing gourd-sprite by Micah Berkoff!
I really appreciate this clean Micropolis build by ri co le go.
Last week I built three very different houses in the Micropolis scale. This week I’ll add each house to a lot and give it appropriate landscaping. I’ve tried to make sure to place the houses in a landscape that fits their character. Continue reading Residential Micropolis (part 2)
Last time, we talked about scale. Now, I would like to start to apply what I have been talking about to some actual models. I’ll start small, building single family dwellings in a trio of styles. Continue reading Residential Micropolis (part 1)
Building at small scales can be tricky. LEGO is a versatile building system, but elements can only get so small before they are too small to handle and interconnect. The smallest common element is a 1×1 plate which would be 7.5 feet across and 3 feet high in Micropolis (making it about 1:285). That is a grainy pixel!
Continue reading Scaling Micropolis
Hopefully, I’ve wetted your appetite for designing little buildings. Before we begin, we have to talk about the rules. As AFOLs, we tend to sideline the instructions. If we build to them, it is often just to plunder them for techniques. Since the heart of Micropolis is the standard, there are rules that we have to follow in order to play well with other builders.
Continue reading Into the Micropolis Standard
When I came out of my dark age a couple of years ago and started wading into the LEGO hobby as an AFOL, I was intimidated by the library of models that many of my fellow builders maintained. I had a fair number of elements, but they weren’t organized and they tended towards specialty pieces.
Continue reading Why Micropolis
I’m fascinated by Lego architecture, as a specific extension of my love of architecture in general. Building with bricks (mostly plates actually) lets me express those desires without the lengthy schooling that it would take to actually become an architect. This has me building Micropolis modules.
Continue reading Green Spaces