Building a LEGO city, it’s something that many AFOL’s put a considerable amount of time and effort into and with the COVID-19 restrictions here in the UK freeing up some of my time, I’ve finally begun the journey.
Despite being a fan of LEGO for many, many years, I’ve not previously built a city. When it comes to the Instagram Daily Bricks images, I’ve always created the backdrop on a whim to suit the situation and whilst I’ve purchased a number of smaller building sets over the years, specifically for background, I’ve never dedicated the space to starting a fully-fledged city space.
That all changed just before Christmas 2020 with the purchase of my first modular, Assembly Square. I’ve wanted the set for a long time and finally took the plunge. As many of you will likely know, however, one modular is never enough and once you’ve got the bug, you WANT MOREEEE!
Before I knew it, the Corner Garage and Diner were built and connected up to Assembly square and the Police Station, release in January 2021 was on pre-order….I couldn’t get enough. The bank balance then took a major hit as I then turned to the second hand market to get the sets I’d missed out on before retirement.
Fast forward a couple of months and I now have a nicely sized cityscape, featuring modulars, larger themed sets, and a couple of customised smaller sets, all interconnected with the 2021 road plates and I’m really happy with the results.
In the last month, however, I’ve taken things a step further and added third-party LED lighting into the mix (Stick around until at least 1 minute into the video).
Now that I’ve reached this point, I wanted to start sharing more of the progress on the site and thought I’d start with a quick sneak peek of the city as it is now.
In the meantime, let me know what you think of the project via the comments either here or on YouTube.