Hi there! Its been a while since Ive posted a LEGO creation like this one.
I love microscale, and for years Ive been noodling around with it in my spare
time, creating lots of little cars and 2-inch-tall buildings and things. But
they usually go unphotographed, and eventually get disassembled.
So Im happy to share with you a microscale LEGO town that I built last month.
While not as detailed or adventurious as models like my Greenwich Village, it
was at least nice to be able to build a whole town full of people and cars and
trees and houses and things.
Pictures are on MOCpages and
Situated at the edge of suburbia, the model depicts modern residential
development. A newly built cul-de-sac of single-family homes balances available
land with the high square-footage demands of todays American families. Kids
with their backpacks wait for the schoolbus as a UPS truck, no doubt chock full
of goodies from Pottery Barn, lumbers into the neighborhood. An SUV, parked
crookedly, and sedans dot the driveway. Close by, local police have pulled over
a sports car driver for endangering himself with speeds in excess of 35mph.
Nearby Main Street has given way to newly constructed mixed-use condo
highrises... Ones already done, and another just like it is going up next
I decided to use a very studdy construction, comprised mostly of basic bricks
and plates, unlike previous micro models
of mine that use highly specialized parts to garner their detail. It forces you
to work with basic, cartoon-like designs, and to derive a lot of the detail from
color. For example, rather than use
3x5 leaves to create the
kinds of realistic trees I normally do, I instead opted for a
blocky-lump-of-green design. I really like this look, actually.... it gives
the whole model a sort of mini sculpture feel. I hope you like it.
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Message has 4 Replies:
| ||Re: New micro moc: Suburban Development|| Ted Godwin|
|Wow, what can I say? The school bus is great. Nice detail using simple pieces. But the masterpiece for me is the house under construction. The framing is great and even a board being sawed! Great details all around. (6 years ago, 23-Jan-07, to lugnet.build.microscale, FTX) |
| ||Re: New micro moc: Suburban Development|| Anders Isaksson|
|(...) seeing this gets my fingers itching - I want to build... I really like the house under construction, the trees, the lady(?) with the pram, and everything else. There are too few shots mainly of the houses, though - I'd like to see more (...) (6 years ago, 23-Jan-07, to lugnet.build.microscale) |
| ||Re: New micro moc: Suburban Development|| Nathan Todd|
|Wow that timber framed house going up is a masterpiece! There some other nice details scattered throughout your MOC, and the crane is definitely a worthy eye catcher, but I keep coming back to that house, Great work! God Bless, Nathan (URL) (6 years ago, 23-Jan-07, to lugnet.build.microscale, FTX) |
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