Sunday, June 11, 2017

LEGO city layout plan & queue (updated August 12, 2017)


The basic plan for my LEGO layout was formulated when I began in 2013.  When I moved to a new house in 2015, I gained some space and added a handful of items to the list.  Any empty space you see in any photo or video is already reserved for future build. Anything that looks incomplete is incomplete, and will eventually be completed to my specs over time.  Any official LEGO-designed structures or vehicles are only stand-ins and will ultimately be replaced by my own custom builds.

This is not a crowd-sourced project.  While I appreciate that many viewers have ideas for how they would do things if New JANG City was theirs, this is fully my own personal project, being designed & built by me, in my own home. I am not open to suggestions for changes or additions. The number one, key, core reason for any of this to exist is for me to freely express my own personal creative interests & desires. I do not add, remove, or change anything on request.

Here's how the build queue looks as of the date in the title of the post...

I will include:

  • Metro area (with a whole series of very tall office buildings)
  • Freight harbor with ships, containers, crane, trucks, etc.
  • Industrial area with factories, etc.
  • Residential neighborhood with houses and possibly an apartment complex
  • Planetary Defense Force base (above and below ground)
  • Second elevated narrow-gauge passenger train stop
  • Small city maintenance crew yard
  • Pet store
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Night club
  • Cars, Trucks (passenger and commercial), other normal vehicles you'll find in any city
  • People
  • Trees & plants
  • And much more!

Already added:

  • One skyscraper (the first of at least 4)
  • Police station (to be rebuilt some day)
  • Fire station
  • Shopping mall
  • Small marina
  • Zoo (to be expanded some day)
  • Gas station with car wash and adjacent repair/service garage
  • Arcade
  • Ice cream shoppe
  • Bike shop
  • Two 9V rail loops
  • Elevated narrow-gauge rail loop
  • Large passenger train station with elevated rail connector
  • Large train yard (to be expanded further)
  • Stand-ins for residential area
  • Stand-ins for harbor

I will not include:

  • Airport.  NO AIRPORT, PERIOD!  An airport would ruin the plan for the entire city by taking up an absolutely enormous amount of space (if done to my satisfaction, and everything in my city must be done to my satisfaction).
  • Heliport.  Same as above, just smaller (but equally undesirable)
  • Above-ground parking garage.  Again, tremendous waste of incredibly valuable space (would need the area of at least 3 modular buildings to be even halfway decent).  Maybe an underground one some day way, way, way off in the future?
  • Super Heroes area
  • Ninjago area
  • Chinatown (oft suggested since the revelation of the official Ninjago City set)
  • Star Wars area
  • Race track
  • Minecraft End realm/city

23 comments:

  1. Considering your love of automobiles and automobile racing, I find your lack of a racetrack disturbing;-) just kidding sir, I love your videos and they have been some of the reason I have gotten back into Lego. Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!

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  2. Seems understandable why you wouldn't make any large structures. But would you build these structures if you had a larger space to do so?

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  3. Your cityscape reminds me of when I took a field trip to LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL. It's just so much to take in and wonderfully overwhelming! Remember, when you can't go out, you go up! "Empire Jang Building" "Towering En-Jang-o" ;-)

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  4. I'm looking forwards to the office blocks. I used to look at the City-scapes in Lego catalogues and want, not the sets, but the big buildings someone had constructed for the background.

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  5. Hello, Jang. I love your videos and what you do with Legos! I want you to know; I want you to fallow your image for the city. it's YOUR Lego city made with YOUR Legos. I love the things that you make for it, and the way it looks. and I want all of you people, who are bothering Jang about things to put in; stop bothering him about it! if he wants to put something in, then, he will. So if you say it once, and he says no, then DON'T ask again! it's rude, and it's his city.

    ~Lorin F.

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  7. Is the LEGO city walkthrough Summer 2015! A 245 sq. ft. layout for sell

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  8. A shopping mall near an industrial area. The area where I live has a mall (Rolling Oaks) close to an industrial area. So I respect jang's decision.

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  9. A suggestion for the non-inclusion of an airport, in the past there was an airport, but with all the plane crashes they had due to surrounding terrain it was removed and the space taken over by planetary defence forces. Could even have some plane wreckage underwater for the subs etc to explore...

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  10. Is there still going to be a area for the Halloween stuff? I'm In the city for a spooky feeling in the city

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  11. I like your lego city.

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  12. What?!? A night club?!? Seriously! And I'm not saying that because it's inappropriate, but only because it just doesn't seem like jang.

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  13. Of course not.

    He is not looking for money, just personal satisfaction. What you see in the layout definitely cost thousands of hours of time, and tens of thousands of dollars.

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  14. Hey Jang, I just wanted to say you are a huge influence to me, I had a lot of trouble in school until i got back into lego thanks to you and a few others and it's being a great sort of therapy to make crazy life. One thing though, your city doesn't have any manhole covers. Other than that I just wanted to tell you how cool I think you are.

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  15. You need to be crowdfunded a larger home... AFOLs rise! :-)

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  16. Hey Jang! Will you make a sailboat with fabric sails?

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  17. Will you add a metro underpass?

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  18. Wow, great plan, now I can imagine what New Jang City will look like in the coming years! I just want to say that you were my inspiration on YouTube and for my own city! I really like the plan! Keep it up!

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  19. As a pilot, I'm torn between being bummed and glad that you aren't doing an airport. Bummed that I won't get to see you make one but glad that you aren't going to throw down 3 road plates and call it a runway. To do it right would probably take up your entire layout, and a whole lot of gray tiles. At least I have the laser tag to look forward too, I'm way more excited for that than I thought I would be.

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