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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Behind the scenes: NOT what my LEGO city looks like


If you ask for a video tour of what you see above, it will be for naught, as the photo was taken a week ago and my LEGO city looked like this for only a few minutes.  I remain, as from the start, vehemently opposed to hosting official sets on my layout, but since I had all of these modular buildings, well, built, I decided to exploit them very briefly.  I moved them around in various configurations just to give me an idea of what it will look like to have structures of certain heights in different places.  In hindsight, I suppose I could just as easily have done this with plain cardboard boxes.  Oh well!

The good news is that even when I forcibly blocked my personal anti-set bias, I still didn't like the look of these modulars in my city.  Not at all.  They don't match my style or the intended timeframe.  Even worse, so many thousands of little LEGO cities around the world are anchored around official modular building sets that placing these in mine made the whole thing instantly look generic and unimaginative.

Back to MOC building I go.

9 comments:

  1. JANG, LEGOholicDAN here. I think your reason is sound, your city will look much better with MOCs designed by you, it will look like YOUR city then instead of like you put it some generic unimaginative one. I wish that one day I can build elements that you have in your city for my sons so they can play with it when they are old enough, they are new borns right now so as you can imagine I have no time to MOC! Although, last night was a break through, I broke down the town hall set to build a firestation with pieces from 60004. I have a very small part of my collection here in this country however, approximately 5 kg, while I have 35 kg worth of new bricks and various elements in the former country! I need to improvise more as you can surely imagine, started looking around on bricklink for various pieces like you do but of course in smaller scale purchases. You are living the dream JANG and you have earned it! I also gave up on having the 8 stud wide firetrucks and now attempting to make everything 6 stud as it slides better through the official LEGO garage ports. Wish there was somehow I could share my creations with you, I already made a little firetruck while back inspired by you. Anyway to wrap it up GREAT JOB JANG like always, love your work and personality! Not sure if you need ideas for buildings in your city but here are a few that maybe you have not considered - Veterinarian, health clinic, recycle station, some apartment buildings that are 3-4 stories with the lowest levels being commercial or businesses like small restaurants, arcade, photographer studio, townhouses (would be nice if you implemented some of those famous San Francisco ones) .. anyhow I'm sure your genius has it most already figured out. Can't wait to see what you create, you're the best.

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  2. I've heard you mention many times that your city will be purely custom made. Seeing LEGO branded sets in your city really does prove your point!

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  3. can we get a video i want to see the zoo

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  4. Is that a new tandem drum compactor behind the pet store that we haven't seen? I recall reading a post where you said you were going to rebuild the one you did.

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  5. the 2014 airport fire truck is based on a rosenbuar panther

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  6. If I was the one building the city I would build some houses.

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  7. Here is an idea, instead of perhaps feeling obligated to do a commercial airport, why not build a place that rents out helicopters for tours and such, a great way for residents and tourists of your LEGO city to view it in all its glory. /LhD

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  8. Would like to see an update of it on youtube

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