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Winter Storm in Minibricksborough
A series of scenes (all done in a nominal "mini" scale of 2 feet per stud), depicting a winter storm hitting a stretch of road, and the ensuing clean-up efforts by the public works and utility crews.
About this creation
Welcome to Minibricksborough, a LEGO town built at a nominal scale of 2 feet per stud. In the main picture above and the picture below, we have a stretch of Creator road. Along this stretch of road are a public garden, enclosed by a stone wall, a pair of large pine trees, and a bus stop.



It's the middle of January, and MiniBricksborough is about to get hit with a serious winter storm. After hours of heavy snowfall, the town is covered in a blanket of white.





The Minibricksborough Department of Public Works springs into action, working hard to clear the roads and sidewalks. Here we see a road sander/plow clearing Creator road, while a DPW worker clears the sidewalk with a snowblower.





Soon the DPW crew have made the roads passable once again.





But then, disaster strikes. One of the tall pines succumbs to the load of heavy wet snow and falls over, taking out a utility pole as it plummets to the ground.





The clean-up crew from the Minibricksborough DPW is dispatched. The crew consists of two dump trucks, a backhoe-loader (on a trailer), and a wood chipper. The backhoe loader is quickly unloaded and goes to work clearing the debris. Several other DPW workers saw the fallen tree into smaller pieces and feed them into the wood chipper.









After a few hours of hard work, the clean-up crew is done and roadway is clear once again.





Now it's time for crew from Minibricksborough Gas & Electric to get busy replacing the destroyed utility pole. An auger truck towing a new pole and a bucket truck towing a reel of cable arrive on the scene. A Minibricksborough police officer cordons off the road while the utility crew set up.





The auger truck deploys its outriggers and engages the auger to prepare the ground for the new pole.





The auger truck then uses its boom to raise the new pole.





The auger truck is done. The bucket truck moves in and deploys its outriggers. A utility worker rides the bucket up to the top of the new pole to run new cable.





Before long power is restored to Minibricksborough and Creator road is re-opened to traffic.








Comments

 I like it 
  September 9, 2013
Thats awesome!!
 I made it 
  August 20, 2013
Quoting Rennesis @war Love how you created this digital short storyline.
Thanks. That's one of the things I really like about MOCpages as opposed to, say, Flickr -- it's possible to present your images in a particular sequence to create a timeline, whether it be a storyline like this, a set of WIP pictures, or whatever.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2013
Love how you created this digital short storyline.
 I made it 
  August 12, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett The scene with the snowplough at work is poetically beautiful. A very classy build.
Thanks. Until you used the word "poetically", I never would have thought to describe a snowplough that way, but you are absolutely right -- as long as you don't hear too much noise from the blade, there is something serene and peaceful about watching a plow cut through a bank of snow.
 I like it 
  August 12, 2013
The scene with the snowplough at work is poetically beautiful. A very classy build.
Matt Bace
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Dr. Monster
  August 10, 2013
Great idea! The snow on the tree(s) looks fantastic.
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  August 10, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti I like how the street went from clear to snow covered even the trees nice touch. The snow plow plowing the street was a cool effect . The linemen sent to work on the fallen pole and tree look fantastic . Awesome work
Thanks. Regarding the trees: I had to figure out a way to make to trees look snow-covered to go along with the story line for this "comic strip". I am pretty happy with the way they came out.
 I like it 
  August 9, 2013
I like how the street went from clear to snow covered even the trees nice touch. The snow plow plowing the street was a cool effect . The linemen sent to work on the fallen pole and tree look fantastic . Awesome work
 
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