Apesville Port, built on the unique white sands of Ape Island, is a bustling town full of things to see and do!
Accessible by train, car, boat, plane or space shuttle, you can enjoy the restaurants, practice water sports, watch the racing, or just lounge on the beach!
About this creation
Apesville is roughly rectangle and lies at the Southern end of the tropical Ape Island, surrounded by mountains on two sides, with the sea on the other two. Access inland is easy, with two rail lines (East and West) that route Northwards into the Ape Island forests.
The Northern end of the town contains the High Street, which spans the port East/West. There is a station at each end where the road crosses a rail line, in between which lie several restaurants, shops and amenities.
South of the High Street are Apesville Airport, The Space Programme and the original Docks.
Apesville started as a small port, transferring freight between rail and sea. The town boomed during these early years and rapidly diversified to accommodate the expanding needs of the population. Today Apeville's economy is a mix of the private and public sectors, with most residents employed in the railway network, shipping, aerospace, construction, oil, civil service or motorsport.
Not all of Apesville is shown in this journal due to photographic constraints, and a few buildings (including a Police Station and Marina built at the town's peak) were dismantled prior to our visit in order to recycle the building materials, however we are proud to release the following pictures of Apesville as it is today. Enjoy your stay!
Easily accessible by either the East or West rail stations, Apesville High Street is a busy and vibrant road at the North of the town. Containing restaurants, bars, transport links, shops and even a Hot Rod club, there is loads to see and do during your visit!
Occasionally due to the level crossings at either end the street can become quite congested (and if you're really lucky you may experience a 'lock-in'!), but why would you want to leave?
The West Rail Station and Hot Rod Club. This little shed is the first chapter of The Rod Club, which now has over 150 members worldwide! The Western line is served by the Steam Train, for old-timey goodness.
The view westwards down the High Street from the main Octan Service Station.
Docks and Beach Front
Apesville Docks are one of the oldest parts of the town, and have outlasted the more modern Marina (MOC) now demolished. Besides the cargo ships the docks serve a number of water craft including the seaplane services, pleasure boats, sailing boats and jetskis not shown in this picture.
The Docks are directly connected to the Railway Network, allowing cargo to be easily transfered between Rail, Road and Sea.
The Apesville Railway Network is integral to the town's economy and thus has received continual investment over the years. Originally just a freight service, the railway now operates two passenger lines alongside the original cargo line.
Investment in the railway continues today, although this particular construction site has been present for as long as anyone in the Town can remember. No-one's quite sure what it's for.
At the railway's birth there were just three container trucks. Since then the network's freight capacity has grown three fold in order to keep pace with the burgeoning population.
Apesville Airport is the largest business in the town by area, stretching from the High Street in the North to the Southern Sea. Its primary use is by leisure and Government aircraft, including Police, Coast Guard and Fire services.
Originally unpaved, the airport received a proper runway after a number of bumpy take-off and landings led to a town-wide shortage of sick bags.
Airport control is a simpler affair than at a Commercial hub. Apesville very much likes the personal touch, and as such the Airport is controlled by Alan and his coloured-lights-on-sticks. Wave to the camera Alan! Oh shi...
Like any small port, Apesville has its own Space Programme. Unlike the film crew at the launch pad we didn't have a permit, so this is the best photo we could get without being chased away by the guarding Police.
Rumor has it that the Apesville Town planning department was run by a child. The result of this is a chronic shortage of housing, but a very well run racing programme. We know which is more fun! Make sure you plan your visit around the legendary Apesville Street Race!
I hope you've enjoyed your tour around Apesville Port. It was made mostly during the late 1990s/early 2000s, although many of the sets are second-hand and therefore quite a bit older. I couldn't quite get it all in shot, and some MOCs have been dismantled since the town's peak, but mostly it's as it was from when I was 6-14ish.
See if you can a) spot the MOCs and, b) find the monkeys!
Quoting Steffen Kasteleiner
Wow, lots of good memories here! Some of these creations really determined my Lego childhood days back then: the port with a train connection - man how I loved that kind of stuff... The Italian restaurant... Very classic. It's awesome that you put it all together again. ..... Thanks for adding me to your favorites - I just did the same thing with you. - BTW: Who was it who blogged me for the Lego Car Blog? Could it be you? That really made my day! :-)
Thank you for the complimentary comment : ) Classic Town was the best! Congrats on the blogging : ) Not denying it can't hurt my MOCpages standing ; ) I wish though...
Wow, lots of good memories here! Some of these creations really determined my Lego childhood days back then: the port with a train connection - man how I loved that kind of stuff... The Italian restaurant... Very classic. It's awesome that you put it all together again. Honestly, my childhood without Lego would not have been the same - I wouldn't want to imagine it. Not that there wasn't anything else - there were tons of other occupations - but Lego is among the greatest ones of all of them. :-)
Thank you very much for your nice comments! I am glad you like my trucks. Since I am not consciously trying to make everything look 'old-skool', I have to maybe just face the following: I just am old-skool :-)... A kid of the 80s. I'm glad you like my style! Thanks for adding me to your favorites - I just did the same thing with you. - BTW: Who was it who blogged me for the Lego Car Blog? Could it be you? That really made my day! :-)