Posts categorized “Town”.

Bulkhead Flat Car

I created this staked bulkhead flat car by modifying the Cargo Wagon from the Lego’s Cargo Train Deluxe set. It’s not based on a real rail car, and I’m not even sure if a short bulkhead with a wood deck exists. But I went with these choices based on my available stock and for some variation in my train (and it’s a Lego town after all, so I can take some leeway). Perhaps I’ll make a full length version down the road.

Auto Parts Shop and Hardware Store

An original side by side retail building with an auto parts shop and hardware store on the north end of town.

The Progress of the Lego Town – November 2008

Here are some pictures of the whole town.
The Whole Town A close up of the town Cargo Transfer Station Repair Shed The South End of Town

CN Intermodal Rail Car

This is an intermodal rail car with the Canadian National logo I created. The placement of decals is not entirely accurate but I think comes across well. I’ve also decided to make train cars six studs wide like the Lego sets for compatibility and practicality, even though the scale of cars and containers is not as accurate.

Some photos of model rail cars I used as sources (in addition to some other Lego rail cars I found online):

“Soho” building complete.

Here are some final pictures of a building a created based on a photo from New York’s Soho area. It is not completely modular, but the top three floors are removable to access the first level. Click the images to enlarge.

Construction of new building.

Here is a new building I’m working on. I designed it based on a picture of a building in Soho, NY. A gallery or retail space on the first floor, and offices/lofts/studios above. It will be topped by a detailed cornice similar to that of the first level, but larger and with more ornamentation.

The current state of Lego town.

Brownstone Details

Some of detail shots of the brownstone building I designed.

Reconstruction begins.

Well, I’ve unpacked most of the Lego pieces we had in the old town.  We built some new buildings from kits (lots of help from the girls) and added them.  But

The beginnings

since they’re laid out edge to edge on a base, I’m finding it challenging to line them up on the road bases with realistic curbs.  I also wish we had more space, the new town will be smaller than the last.  We’ll make up for it in detail.

More to come, so check back soon!