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Blocktropolis Updated: The Big 1-Year Bash
"Starry nights, city lights shining down over me, skyscrapers, stargazers in my head..."
About this creation
No, not the 1-year celebration of Blocktropolis, that comes in October, and may or may not be celebrated. It's the first year of my joining MOCpages, and for it, my greatist creation is throwing a huge party along with another expansion. So along with the usual you can expect from a Blocktropolis expansion, I'll be throwing something else as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy.



I really hate having to crop these images, the city's getting too big and I don't have a wide-angle lens.



Same problem here.



I like these random, close-up city shots though.



Imagination Inc. has expanded their headquarters along with the city, and now has a crown added to the top of the building, along with the addition of several more stories, and a full museum on the history of the city of Blocktropolis, complete with a scale model of the city.





I'm trying to go about replacing old buildings in the old part of town, most of them date back to the original Blocktropolis, and looked pretty boring. So here, an old blay office block was torn down to make way for the new Blacktron Nightclub.



Other new stuff, My good friend Tim Cliffe gave me this idea for a lego train, and he's been on me for awhile now to add it. Well I finnaly did, after taking some creative liberties with the design. I give you the Blay Lines commuter train. Serving the heart of downtown Blocktropolis.


And here's the new expansion!









Then first thing you probably noticed was the big complex of gray buildings. This is Blocktropolis State University. Now who in the heck could have thought to call a college BSU.



And here we have the student storage facility, I mean Dorms.



And a statue of the college founder.



This is the World Embassy, where leaders of many countries came to have the experts of Blocktropolis solve their problems.



The Blocktropolis Cell Phone Company. If all else fails, name your business after the city, we'll give you a tax break!



The Euro, Blocktropolis' premiere European themed hotel.



Monica's Department store and beauty salon, because you can never look as good as Monica.



The Blue Pyramid Resort Hotel and Casino. The next best thing to Vegas.



The Happy Party Fun Time Tower, because everyone needs a place to unwind where your therapist and/or wife can't find you.



The Boxheads hockey team moved to this new ice themed stadium, and left their old one to the new basketball team, The Blockers.



Big Bob's Barn. Enormous furniture store, whatever era or theme, Big Bob is bound to have it at low prices. Not liable for injuries caused by collapsing or exploding furniture.



The Towering Flame Hotel, because what else do you call a tall red hotel with orange windows.



Mario and Luigi's video game palace, for those of us who are just a little bit too obsessed.



The Cheesehead club, where Packerheads like me and Dylan B can get together and share the good times, and the bad, with our people.



The Street Racing Headquarters of Blocktropolis, it's stupid that they make this illegal in other places, here it's our nuber one spectator sport. Crowds line our abnormally thick sidewalks to watch the racers weave their course, and then come to a dramatic end when they go off a ramp over the bay and try to land on the decks of ships.



The temple of the spider, one of the many strange religions here in Blocktropolis. It's a Pacific Island thing. Don't get it, you'll understand later.



Freeze, the ice dance club. They insist that ice dancing is nothing like figure skating. Yeah, I don't buy it either.



The hotel California. "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave..."



The plaza, ounce the city's premiere apartment complex, now just full of artists who won't sell a painting until they die, where they try to avoid taxes.



Imperial Suites Hotel, and because I know some geek will ask the question, I'll answer it now. No, just because it says Imperial does not mean it has anything to do with Star Wars.



The Awesome Dome, monster trucks, rock concerts, women's beach volleyball, everything that's awesome to watch, happens in the dome.



Rowdy Rudy's Roadhouse, Rowdy Rudy was ounce a biker, but now he's 75 and has no money and a failing restaurant.



The red light district, so what if it's stereotypical, it's the neighborhood down by the docks, what do you expect?



The spirit of the Sky Rotating Restaurant, where if you need to see the bill to know how much you're paying, you don't belong there.



The beautiful Blocktropolis Bluffs National Park, situated between two expanses of city.



The ranger station of the beautiful Blocktropolis Bluffs National Park.



Well, I believe I said I'd give you guys a surprise for the big bash, so here it goes, get ready for the back story of Blocktropolis!

Block Island, a small island in the middle of the Pacific, inhabited for thousands of years only by natives. Until a major shipping lane was plotted right past the island in the 1700's. Britain was quick to claim the island as their territory, but the natives fought hard, and the British pulled out after several years of being attacked. The island went on in peace until the 1930's when the Japanese claimed the island as part of their plan for domination of the Pacific. When WWII broke out, they used it as a prisoner of war camp. When it was finally liberated by United States troops, the natives, who had been forced to work by the Japanese, pledged their home to the U.S. In the 50's after the war, the U.S. handed control of the island to a private entrepreneur. Then in the 70's the aging man was approached by a young shrewd business owner. He proposed that if he could move his businesses to the ill-used and nearly forgotten island, he could get it to be a big city in twenty years, if so, he would be given the treaty to the island. The owner knew this was absurd, and agreed on the grounds that the man would give him his business if he failed. The business man ,who will from now on be known as "The Mayor", and his businessmen friends, all moved the headquarters of the companies and other assets to Block Island, and set to work. They advertised the beauty of the island, and hotels and resorts were started, tourists started flocking to the island, and people began wanting to live there, other necessities of civilization came next, like stores and more hotels and apartments. more businesses either moved in or were started, and a central government was set up. The now wealthy men behind the city then built and airport ad seaport, and as airlines and shipping companies began making stops, trade increased and even more people came. Then, in 1994, a very special visitor came. It was the original owner of the island, and after stepping off the plane, he was greeted by the mayor, and after a tour of the bustling metropolis, the documents were exchanged, and the businessmen who had gone out on such a limb twenty years ago finally reaped their rewards. One year later, the City State of Blocktropolis seceded from U.S. control, and having given ownership to the private entrepreneur so many years ago, the government could do nothing about it. Now, by 2009, it has become one of the worlds leading economies in the new era.


I hope you all liked the story I spun for my fair city. I certainly had fun writing it, as much fun as I had building the city.


Now please leave a comment before you leave!



Comments

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  January 16, 2012
i have a quuisten about the group lego micro cities can i add the house i made? it is micro scale but a pretty large scale can you just check it out and tell me and great micro city to!
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  April 15, 2011
i like your design of the city I may build a city too. nice use of the skyscraper it looks like the empire state building.
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  December 29, 2010
Great city... and Packers fan???
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  August 21, 2010
exellent great mini city good job
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  July 23, 2010
Quoting Savior Ensign Vega Gomez Hey man whats that test in the 21stcentury group that i have to pass?
21st century world huh? Well, I think first I'm going to need to explain it to you. Each member takes control of one coutry, and then attempts to build an empire by building a lego military. and interacting with other countries. to enter you have to build three modern military creations, then I can invite you. After you are let in, I'll walk you through the whole interaction side of things.
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  July 19, 2010
Hey man whats that test in the 21stcentury group that i have to pass?
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  June 5, 2010
This comment was written for multiple posts so please excuse the non specific nature of it. You (or your Lego creation) has been nominated for a MOCie award this year. If you would like to write an acceptance speech in the event that you win, please feel free to do so and email it to me at mocieawards@gmail.com. If you win, your acceptance speech will be used in the awards ceremony post due out sometime in June. If you are nominated for multiple entries, please be sure to write a response for each entry. Please check this link http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=11182&topicid=50162 to see if you’ve been nominated for more than one category. Thanks and good luck! ~ Chris.
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  May 17, 2010
What Spencer said exactly. In fact, I probably will! This is awesome dude, nice work! 5/5!
Tom Neumo
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Spencer The Soccer Player
  March 14, 2010
Looking at this makes me want to build a mini-city. well done mate
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  December 12, 2009
Quoting Aspiring Legotect After studying you work further, I have some questions. What type of scale would you say you use? Some of the buildings seem to be built at a scale of 1/3-brick-height= 1 floor, but your train seems to be 1-brick-height=1 floor. Looks like you and I had independently the same idea about train tracks: grills. (See my concept of a train station at http://new.mocpages.com/moc.php/171013) Only, you use 1 grill tile for a single train track width, while I use it to represent two parallel tracks (double track). Of course, I could never represent a train: nothing in Lego is so small.
Its arbitrary, I don't try to build my city to a certain scale, I build my buildings however I want, and make them whatever size suits me. The train is vastly out of proportion therefore, and was really only added on a whim for this edition. When I first put those tracks in, one strip of grill tiles was meant to be double track, with each rib of the grill tiles representing a rail, and the center rib representing two raill side by side. Calling that double track made it much easier to keep in scale with the rest of the city. I then defied this rule and built the train just as an extra thing for the 1-year bash. It was just one of those little pieces I threw in as part of the celebration.
 I like it 
  December 12, 2009
After studying you work further, I have some questions. What type of scale would you say you use? Some of the buildings seem to be built at a scale of 1/3-brick-height= 1 floor, but your train seems to be 1-brick-height=1 floor. Looks like you and I had independently the same idea about train tracks: grills. (See my concept of a train station at http://new.mocpages.com/moc.php/171013) Only, you use 1 grill tile for a single train track width, while I use it to represent two parallel tracks (double track). Of course, I could never represent a train: nothing in Lego is so small.
 I like it 
  December 1, 2009
Very cool!
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  November 18, 2009
I haven't already commented on this? Yikes. Well anyway, this is just superb. Much better than my city so far, and it'll probably stay that way. I like the boat a lot, and of course the history. I don't think anyone has thought of that before for their microcity, which is undoubtedly bad for Shannon Young because he probably would like to use this idea. ;) Can't wait to see the next update.
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  September 25, 2009
Impressive! Your microscale city is a thing of beauty! Great work on this!
  August 21, 2009
I posted my MocOlympics entry.
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  August 20, 2009
I'm not leaving a comment :) Oh wait, oh well I still love this MOC
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
Hey, how the construction of your MocOlympics entry going on? You know that you play against me?! I'm in one or two day ready to post! - In addition: This is a great microscale city!
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  August 14, 2009
Very nice man! That was certainly a well spent year =)
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  August 13, 2009
excellent i dont know if i could beat that creation
  August 7, 2009
Amazing work, friend. I love the microtrain, it seems to work out very well for you! I also marvel at the city and its back story. Long live Blocktropolis!!!
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  August 6, 2009
nice work!
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  August 6, 2009
Quoting Eli Gangster I like the new hockey arena, but wheres my hockey bar?? I totaly get the monicas beauty shop thing :)! My good friend Romanovich would like to say something... "Romanovich is liking city, but where is Romanovich's Russian Restaurant?? Are you liking Romanovich's use of alliteration?"
You're back! And I knew you of all people would get that... anyway, I moved your bar next to the new stadium, it's right there if you look in the picture...
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  August 6, 2009
I like the new hockey arena, but wheres my hockey bar?? I totaly get the monicas beauty shop thing :)! My good friend Romanovich would like to say something... "Romanovich is liking city, but where is Romanovich's Russian Restaurant?? Are you liking Romanovich's use of alliteration?"
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  August 6, 2009
Well Thomas I'm glad to see Bricktropolis expand again. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary, the time really goes by fast. Mine is coming up in November. Bricktropolis keep looking batter and better each time, great job. Make sure we can meet at the Packer building for Sunday night football. September 13, Bears vs Packers! -Dylan
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  August 5, 2009
nice.
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  August 5, 2009
Very Creative usage of peices! I love the train good work and keep it up~Nicky
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  August 5, 2009
it is a lot better then legotopia bigger to .well you take a look a and comment on lego topia v.2 it is better then the old one.
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  August 4, 2009
Cheezhead is my fav. GO PACK GO!
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  August 4, 2009
WoW! Looks a LOT bigger than in the pics you sent me. :) I love the story to it. Very creative.
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  August 4, 2009
Love it. Most of all the way you distinguished the streets from the building lots. I hope you don't mind if I use that :) I also liked the "Blacktron" building, for sentimental reasons...
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  August 4, 2009
nice one! I like how you made a backstory for all the buildings.
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  August 4, 2009
Omg,great.Nothing more i can say.
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  August 4, 2009
Great expansion to a wonderful,(expensive)city! The captions are the best, as always. Seeing the prices of many hotels and shops, I can't imagine the price of the university.
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  August 4, 2009
Good addition and some nice new buildings. I like the Blacktron Nightclub. I'd party down there if I wasn't too old to go. Looks like some of the older parts of town need the street sweeper to make a pass or two. Nice big city with lots of great buildings. see ya. garth
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  August 4, 2009
Very nice work, much better with the new additions, keep building >>> peace.. Firas
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  August 4, 2009
Nice expansion. I went to Ball State University and did live for a year in the student storage facilities. The food was awful and the place smelled like a sewage tank, but thankfully most of the bad memories have faded now (along with all the knowledge I supposedly gained).
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  August 3, 2009
Sweet =[) Blocktopolis looks so good, and i like the studded sidewalks. Grats on one year.
 
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