Lego City Build Progress August 2018


Another month has gone by, so it’s time to take a look at how our city build is going. As always, there’s a video tour…

After introducing 2 additional tables for building space last month, it seemed like the best way to take advantage of them was to really break everything down and start again, which is exactly what I did.

I’ve always thought that the best way to maximise space on a table without much depth is to have the train go underneath the buildings, so that was really the goal of this month. With a lot of 2×8 bricks, and some baseplates from Strictly Briks which have tubes underneath, I was able to build a stable platform with just Lego and not have to resort to exercising my carpentry skills. I also figure this gives me better scope for changing it again in the future.

I’ve always had a vision of a raised up beach town with a waterfall / river flowing down the centre and into the sea, and you can see how far that vision has come with the picture at the top. The platforms are also really handy for hiding lights and USB hubs below, in order to do things like this…

There’s a lot of work still to be done in September. I’ve started building the Roller Coaster, but it’s so big that I think I’m going to need to play around with ways to get that, the Carousel and the Ferris Wheel all together (I’ve already given up on the idea that I could get the Disney Castle in there too). I’ve also got the Lego Modular Fire Station and the Old Fishing Store to build and place before I can truly say that the major structures are complete. And then we’ll be doing lots of beaches, flowers, trees, plants, people, cars and making the waterfall look like… well… water!

Stay tuned for more.

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