Ever since I found part 49309 (2×2 inverted cones to us humans) I knew I needed to build a kebab shop. LEGO tends to use them in official sets as ice cream cones but come on … it’s clearly a big old spinning meat stick. I finally found the time to sit down and build […]
Around July last year I began the process of scaling back the layout by removing the middle layer. I really liked the tiers but it basically left no open spaces to build in. I also planned to move the entire mountain display, including the castle, over to the other corner of the room. I tried […]
It’s been ages since I last updated this blog and a lot has changed on the layout since then. One of the things I’m most proud of is the two modular basements I built to go under the bank and detectives office. I was working on them around this time last year (March/April 2021) during […]
Recently we’ve seen lots of Technic sets get an “App-Controlled” label slapped on them. Exactly which set came first I can’t remember, but among the first was 2019’s PoweredUP 42099 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader. This was followed not long after with the 42100 Leibherr R9800 Excavator, and since then we’ve seen a bunch of new sets […]
When it comes to building big LEGO arches, options are pretty limited. I wanted to try a different approach with this new tunnel, and avoid using traditional arch pieces if possible.
The old layout had a secret laboratory buried under the road inside a cave; it was pretty much completely inaccessible but was wired up with LEDs which put out a nice visible glow. So when building up the rock modules for the new layout, I figured the lab could find a new home behind one […]
After the layout changes at Christmas, I realised that while the extra space gained from the new baseboards was great, it was still limited to running one train at a time. This was because the back straight was only wide enough for a single track — so a neat solution would be to add an […]
Someone at LEGO decided the new 18+ branding needed to be applied to instruction books as well as boxes. They are very, very wrong.
Roadplates are great, but brick built is better! After putting it off for months I finally took the plunge and began work on transforming the roads in my town
The layout went through some major changes over the Christmas holidays as I installed new baseboards and a revamped track layout. Read about the construction process here
I wrote in my previous mountain posts about an idea to build a castle which would sit on top. I’ve always loved castles and there’s no shortage of inspiration, so after spending a few weeks collecting a box full of light grey bricks it was time to get stuck in. I’m actually finishing off this […]