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City Block

I recently removed three buildings from the Lego Town and consolidated them into a city block for a Lego contest at the local toy store (thanks to the prodding of my little ones). Click below to see details.


City Block Front  Soho Front Detail 

Brownstone Corner Brownstone Front Detail

More to come…

Hopefully sometime soon.

Townhouse by the Railroad Tracks

I wanted to create a new building, but didn’t really want to buy any new bricks.  Even though we have a lot of Lego around, it can be challenging to find enough pieces of a particular color or specialized bricks to make something the way I want it.  But I managed to scrounge enough from our collection to create this urban townhouse.

TTX Flat Rail Car

A rail car I created based on some model railroad images I found online. It is a simple design, and, again, I’m not sure how accurate the numbers and letters are, but I think overall it is effective.

Source pictures:

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):

Starting a new custom building.

I ordered a bunch of Lego pieces from some BrickLink stores yesterday to get started.  Dark red and dark green pieces are hard to come by.


I received Lego pieces I ordered online. We will proceed to build out sidewalks and platforms with tiles, and build some fences and other cityscape elements.