That's a nice collection of sets you have (I also own a lot of 'em, especially the newer ones). I like the little scenes you've set up throughout your town and all the trees (must be very healthy air in your Legostadt). If you'd like to expand I suggest doing it to the left side of the park and maybe replace the lower-left curve with a T-junction (otherwise it is just a rather pointless drive around the park).
The thoughts behind the trees was to make the streets a bit more interesting and more friendly to look at. Always only everywhere tar bouldering does really look horrible. Plus - like you already metioned - the trees are good for the air.
I think and hope that I'll expand my city center of Legostadt. That's even the reason because of which I'm that angry that we won't get any civilian sets like a bank, a hotel, a grocery, a post office and some other shops in (the first half of) 2010.
The idea with the T-junction is great. In my final version the central station shall be placed in front of the park (in opposite to the cinema) and so of course a road connection to it is needed.
Your park is looking excellent, and your addition of few 'undesirable characters' really tops it off. Nice design for the 'compacter', that your Pot Hole Crew are using aswell, I hope your LegoStadt continues to grow!
Since I do not know whom was complaining about that the fountain should be on a green baseplate I totally agreed after a while and thought that it would be even nice to have a whole small park in the center of the city.
About the "undecirable characters": I wanted to create my city as realistic as possible - so ...
I really hope that it'll grow, too!!! But this only depends on which civilian sets TLG will release - since (apart from the Hamburger Stall) I already own nearly all older sets I want to (have in Legostadt).
Yes, for me minifigs are the heart of every set and so even of every Lego layout and city. It was very expensive to buy all these minifigs (like the trees and the accessory for the park which were very expensive, too) but the minifigs included in the official sets are much too less. There shall life in Legostadt!
other than that, it's a rather nice town, it's missing some houses to live in though
I totally agree with you - some new family houses are extremely needed!!!
I already own the Paradisa villa and another weekend cottage - but I didn't include them in this layout of the city center of Legostadt since in the most of big cities you find family houses in the suburbs.
Btw: Very late but nevertheless - welcome to EB, kabel!
I have a somewhat off-topic question: is your Main Street the 10041 Legend version? And if so, did it come with the pigtailed black female hair and parts to complete the hotel? I would look it up on Peeron, but it's down right now. I am heavily considering buying it.
I'm glad to here that you like it.
You're right with the transporter: These old grey road baseplates offer regrettably a for the new 6 stuck wide cars to small traffic lane. Nevertheless I use them since
1. I had already bought a lot of them before TLG came with even great looking 6 stuck wide cars - and so I do not want to have a lot of money for now not using them,
2. because the new road baseplates are very expensive and the different versions (straight, curved, T-junction and X-junction) are regrettably not available seperately - and I mainly need straight roads, some X-juncitons, some few T-junctions but only very, very few curved roads and
3. since I simply like these old grey road baseplates much more than the new ones.
My Main Street is the S@H version 10041. It does contain a woman with regular short black hairs (you can see her in the picture with the popcorn stand) - so not the old hairpiece with the braids - but it contains some stuff to complete the hotel. I don't want to talk bad about this additional stuff but 1. you can only complete the hotel when you do not build up the construction side since the pieces of the construtction side are needed, too, and 2. the interior you can build is really disappointing. That's even because I'm so much wanting a new big hotel with a decent interior.