Sunday, June 11, 2017

LEGO city layout plan & queue (updated Oct. 27, 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 do not use viewer 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 at least 4 very tall office buildings)
  • Freight harbor with ships, containers, crane, trucks, etc.
  • Industrial area with factories, etc.
  • Residential neighborhood with custom 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
  • Dance club
  • Cars, Trucks (passenger and commercial), other normal vehicles you'll find in any city
  • People
  • Trees & plants
  • There will be much more that's not on this list!
  • I do not add to this list on request -- as explained clearly above, this city is all about my own inspiration & creativity.

Already added:

  • One skyscraper (the first of at least 4)
  • Police station (to be rebuilt some day)
  • Fire station
  • Shopping mall
  • Small boat marina
  • Zoo (to be expanded some day)
  • Gas station with car wash and adjacent repair/service garage
  • Arcade
  • Ice cream shoppe
  • Bike shop
  • Musical instrument store
  • Laser tag arena
  • Two 9V rail loops
  • Elevated narrow-gauge rail loop
  • Large passenger train station with elevated rail connector
  • Second mainline passenger train station
  • Large train yards
  • 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 4 modular buildings to be even halfway decent).  Maybe an underground one some day way, way, way off in the future?
  • Big ol' bland, basic parking lot. Same as for the parking garage, except even worse since a parking lot is only one level and thus an even worse waste of valuable space that could be used for an entire multi-level commercial building, residence, or at least a park.
  • Super Heroes area
  • Ninjago area
  • Chinatown or other similar (oft suggested since the revelation of the official Ninjago City set)
  • Star Wars area
  • Race track
  • Minecraft End realm/city
  • Certainly countless other things will not be built in my layout.  Stay tuned to this blog and my YouTube channel to see what I do build!

*These unfortunate disclaimers have had to be added in response to increasingly large numbers of increasingly rude viewer demands for additions to & removals from my layout, at worst numbering in the hundreds per day.  The enthusiasm behind normal, casual suggestions is appreciated, but demands for changes are simply unacceptable.


  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!

    1. yea jang, your reviews always help me to decide whether or not i should get it!

  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?

  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" ;-)

  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.

  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

  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.

  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...

  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

  11. I like your lego city.

  12. 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.

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

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

  15. Will you add a metro underpass?

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. I think you've made great progress. Keep up the good work! The city is really starting to come together.

    P.S. - Isn't it funny how people are making suggestions in their comments? LOL

  19. I understand alot on your list have you thought of a roundhouse and mabey some more steam locomotives?

  20. Make a Dojo or a Stadium/Arena

  21. How about a public gym, or even a simple outdoor basketball court in the urban area?

  22. lol you have to to a rundown area that is unsightly and has garbage everywhere and has minifies with pistols running around, every city has one

  23. I'm not trying to say anything that I want to be added but I want your opinion of an idea I had. Underneath the marina where the underwater section is, do you think making the table somehow see through and the trans-blue tiles would make a cool effect? I'm thinking of building this soon and want to know how you feel.

  24. wow jang u seemed strict, do u think u could make stop motion movies? your city has the potential to be an amazing set for movies

  25. if you ever do consider an underground parking lot, check out the double helix under the Sydney Opera House.

  26. Hi! in your zoo (which i love) can you share what pieces you used for the outside of the avairy? (the clear pieces) thanks!