Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:08 PM
Today I shall show you what I do with my lego.
I am building a town. It is a WIP that I intend to finish in a years time. The pictures in this post were made today (15/07/2009). I will post more pictures when I get further.
It is built on 3 tables and consists of several parts or 'districts'.
Here is a pic of the complete table:
I will move from left to right.
This is the most left part of the first table. The farm consist out of the Creator Beach House, the Vestas Wind Turbine (the Vestas set isn't real, I collected the parts myself) and the 1989 Derby Trotter. Two sets are still missing: the Creator Family Home (which needs to go in the top left corner) and of course the Farm (which needs to go in the bottom left corner).
Next to the farm I am building the centre of the town. This will consist of the Modular Houses (at the moment I only have the Green Grocer). Behind the Houses is a building site.
In the centre there is also a octan garage (part of Town Plan) and the City Police Station (I actually feel the Police Station is a bit ugly, I'm thinking of replacing it with something else! Any ideas?). Behind the garage I'm thinking of putting the bycicle shop from the new City Corner.
Also have look at my work on the road down, which I'm pretty proud of!
And then there is a big open space. What goes there? The Grand Carousel of course!
Now let us move on to table two. At the moment it is... a dump!
The only thing that's in its correct place is the Ferris Wheel.
But it won't be like this forever. (I hope) I have made a rough design of the bridge that needs to connect the railway on both sides of the dump. It shoud go over roads (which are allready in place), a dike (the gray plate on the design), water and finally connecting with the station on the other side (more on that later). The train is just one of my earlier designs, I will not build it.
As you can see this table also needs some dusting, but it's better than the previous one.
Here we can find:
The square consists of two buildings from the Town Plan and the City Station. I also want it to include the pizza shop from the new City Corner.
The Industrial Site
The Industrial Site includes an (intended ) dump, a shunting yard (with 10027 Train Engine Shed) and theCity Harbour.
There, that was it. As you can see I still have a lot of work on it but I'll never say no to a challenge if it includes LEGO.
Rember I am still building this and I would love to here all your ideas on how I could do it better. As mentioned before I will add photos now and then to keep you updated on the progress.
Thanks for reading!
P.S.: Sorry for the (sometimes) blurry pics!
Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:16 PM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:46 PM
"What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?"
"And you don't want to be here in the future...so you say the present is just a pleasant...interruption to the past."
Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:36 PM
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower
Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:12 PM
I really it!
I really like how you build it up with three levels - great idea of which I personally never would have thought!
And I see some awesome sets being set up on your display, too, Town Plan, Vestas Wind Power Plant, the ancient Engine Shed and the "old" ambulance!
I even like the halfpipe - definitely an alternative for teens to computer, video games and TV! - It's really a shame that TLG doesn't release sets like this one today, too!
Do you still own some other sets which you haven't already included in your layout or are these all your City sets?
Will you fill the spare place with Lego plates or with (colored) carton and grit (like many people do at non-Lego train layouts)?
I can't wait to see your final layout!
Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:23 PM
I'm loving the city thus far. The vestas looks gigantic! The half pipe is a nice touch. The elevation changes are a grand idea. I've thought of doing that as well, and maybe your city will serve as inspiration for the future of my city.
I also like the elevated train above the center of the road. I can't wait to see how that turns out.
Good work! and i'm excited to see future developments.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:39 PM
@ Klaus-Dieter: I will fill up every space with a baseplate. Plain wood is boring and unrealistic! I will make the water by turning a large wall of 1*8 blue bricks on its side, which is a technique I have never tried before but I always love. (don't know where I'm going to get all those blue bricks though...
Tomorrow (I hope, otherwise next week tuesday) I will recieve a parcel from LEGO with a few electric wires in it. I will then show you how I manage all the electric components of the town.
Please feel free to comment and if you would like to see more pics, just ask.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:42 AM
Thomas, an avid fish-watcher aboard the Pearl.
Ginny, a TOWNIE jockey in Heartlake Heartbreak!.
Gerrid, a SCUM Servant of Loki in Ragnarök Now
Frankie Daly, a mostly LOYAL deckhand in Red Scare Mystery
Gen, a TOWNIE bum in Eurodina
Geoffrey Oult, an Honorable soldier in Imperial Soldiers Mafia
Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:40 AM
You can just see it on the first, the second and the third picture. Look just left of the Green Grocer, in front of the Sky Scraper in progress.
Sorry for the delay on bringing you more pictures, the school year has started again and I'm very busy. i can tell you that the Market Street and the Grand Carousel have successfully been installed.
Edit: 300th post!
Edited by Dr. Brick, 16 September 2009 - 10:42 AM.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:44 PM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:03 PM
from the 6600-2 Highway Constuction Set. This piece has been blended in with plates to meet the wider Standard Road Plates, an excellent idea.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:14 PM
from the 6600-2 Highway Constuction Set.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:47 PM
Thanks, but even though I'm proud of the technique it's not ideal, as it is unrealistically steep. But it is the easiest way of doing it, as I don't have enough pieces for building custom hills.
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