dgoodfellow

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    Basement city layout, featuring Hogwarts Castle

    yes the taco bell, chilli and baskin and robins are the perfect width for the mini city blocks to allow us to have two streets and rail lines in the depth of a 4 foot by 8 foot piece of plywood. Diagon Alley will fit in a bit better once we buy some more sidewalk blocks to finish the street scape.
  2. It's been a long time since we have uploaded a video of our lego city. This one features our Hogwarts Castle corner. Our castle is built from 5 lego hogwarts sets and the layout has a few additional Harry Potter accessory sets. Please check it out on youtube at < I have a MOC womping willow on the layout with the HP Ford Anglia in its grips. 64 sq foot lego city layout with over 60,000 bricks. Included 5 lego Hogwarts sets, 4709 Hogwarts Castle, 4729 Dumbledore's Office, 4753 Sirius Black's Escape, 4755 Knight Bus, 4768 The Durmstrang Ship, 4842 Hogwarts Castle, 4841 Hogwarts Express, 4867 Hogwarts, 10132 Motorised Hogwarts Express, 10217 Diagon Alley, 4729 Dumbledore's Office, plus a bunch of modular buildings and trains. We have some other Harry Potter sets that we haven't found a way to integrate into the layout yet. Our next video will feature the addition of another creator house and another modular building. Stay tuned.
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    Basement Lego City Update 4

    we plan to extend the road past the house to connect to a train station parking lot. ran out of pieces. It will eventually get there. The hogwarts express track will eventually be elevated above the road on a viaduct. We have some of the piers built but don't have the rest of the pieces necessary to complete the elevated track just yet.
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    Basement Lego City Update 4

    Hi Everyone, Its been a while since we posted an update video. Here is the link to our latest version of our little city. 64 sq. ft. somewhere over 40,000 bricks. Lots of modular buildings and 9v trains. latest additions in this one include. Palace Cinema, Lots of grass plates, Log cabin, Lighthouse, some custom trees, a couple big custom trees. and some more vehicles. Our next video will include an expansion of hogwarts. Hope you enjoy it. David
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    Our Lego City

    Awesome! love every part of your city. Our city isn't as big or as far along as yours. search for basement lego city update 1, 2, and 3 to see ours.
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    Basement Lego City update 3 Roads, Roads, Roads

    Legostylefilms does a nice little video on youtube showing how the roads go together. We have a few roads that use a bunch of 1x8 black bricks but those are harder to come buy so a bunch of them are built from 1x4 bricks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmKHRfQ0pLk I thought the town hall was really screaming out to be the focus of a street vista so that's why I went with the two streets. Enclosing the street with buildings on each side is kind of cool, When I mount the streets properly the sidewalks will be slightly wider too, I think that will solve some of the narrow street criticisms. Having the train on the perimeter of the table is taking up valuable table space, which has also forced the back street to be somewhat compromised in that it only has sidewalks on one side. But I think the dynamic of having the train in this part of the layout is worth the sacrifice. Glad to hear everyone is enjoying it. Next video will probably feature the Cinema in the empty lot across from the haunted house. We bought it but need to go pick it up in the states from the shipping warehouse. We'll try to get down there in the next couple weeks. More road bricks are on rout too so we can extend the road out to the burbs where the apple tree house is.
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    Basement Lego City update 3 Roads, Roads, Roads

    Timmy we are look forward to setting up our minifigures to tell some stories like you have. Great job. Cheers Price wise it isn't so bad. your looking at 9 to 15 per 32 stud road length. So it is comparable to road plates. Now if you want to mont them properly there are a few more bricks involved and it should be mounted to a baseplate, so you would be at around double the cost of baseplate roads. They go together crazy fast too if you have all the parts sorted. My daughter and I built them all in one evening. now they aren't mounted to the sidewalks yet. that will be a bit more work. we don't have the right parts for that project yet.
  8. Hi everyone, We just posted the third instalment in our lego town construction video series. This one focuses on showing the lego roads we constructed. We chose a snot road construction technique rather than road plates. as we had more flexibility in fitting streets of different widths into our layout. Hope you like the video. Thank you for the comments and subscribes. my daughter loves hearing from people and seeing the viewer stats from around the world. This video also shows the Trains touring the town. Next video should include the new Cinema. Cheers
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    lego City update 2

    a big box of black, yellow, and white bricks showed up today! Guess we will have our road construction project underway sooner than I thought. And update video 3 will be produced soon after.
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    lego City update 2

    At the moment the road is sitting a little high. We will have to lift all the buildings to compensate for the road thickness and give the sidewalks a proper curb hight. That might not happen till update video 4 or 5. Update 4 will probably be just the road plates. Legostylefilms on youtube shows using angle bricks to lock the roads into the sidewalks. To do it properly it probably requires moving the buildings from baseplates to plates. We will explore other options first to see if we can get the right hight without having to transfer the buildings off there base plates, as that seems painful to me.
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    lego City update 2

    We have been collecting for along time. It helps that the entire family enjoy building with lego.
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    lego City update 2

    Hi Everyone. My daughter and I just uploaded a new video update on the progress on our basement lego city. hope you enjoy it. Some of the big changes are the addition of the haunted house, brickcitydepot's consulate, diagon alley, Maersk Train, Emerald Night.
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    Our lego city in development

    Thanks. She has been put to work building a lot of those buildings too. I get final executive decision on where things go though. Heartlake city has to stay on a different table for now.
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    Our lego city in development

    My 10 year old daughter and I have recently started putting together our lego city in our basement. Pulling together our 9v trains and modular buildings. Still lots to do as we want to build MOC roads and a hill with tunnels for Hogwarts to sit on. our video is posted here on youtube. Hope you like it.