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Luseville: Expanding Northward . North! To the North we shall go, to the land of ice and frigid snow... . "Unstoppable additions" That is the phrase that Shannon Young used to describe the addiction of making a microcity. Once you start...that's it. You're stuck. But is that really true? Ummmm...Yes. A while back I was looking at Shannonia and it struck me that my buildings were a lot larger than Shannon Young's. "Oh no!" I thought, "I need to make them smaller!" But then as I started to think more about it, I realized that this is Luseville. Not Shannonia. As much as I long to reach the standard that Shannon set, I am NOT going to sit and stare at pictures of Shannonia so I know how to build a microcity. Nope, instead I'm going to sit down in front of my Laygoes and let my own imagination pour into this MOC and create brand new building designs among many things. So with that said...Enjoy LUSEVILLE!! Please don't get me wrong though, I still drool over Shannonia just because of it's sheer awesomeness. Actually it was Shannon himself who got me thinking about making my own style after I ask him if I could use the 'Honeybee Casino' building design. He granted my request but mentioned that he would like to see my own designs. Ever since then I have been developing my own style. Thanks man! For the past week (late July - early August) I have been out of state; looking at different things, new things, and everything had a completely different feel to it. For me as a writer that is awesome, but as a Lego builder that is just as great. Many of these building designs were inspired by towers and shops in Idaho, USA. Starting with this picture, I took out the raised baseplate for better close-ups. The new addition! That large, flat, grill-covered building you see to the right is - as suggested by Blade B - Luseville's massive indoor skateboarding park. I don't think that Blade said 'indoor skateboarding park' but this is micro and I don't think little jumps would be possible. =) As you can see, I changed the color, name, and location of my 'MorningDew Casino'. It's new name is 'LavaDome Casino'. (Design used with permission from Shannon Young) Overhead shot... The black building strait ahead is my office: The town hall. As the mayor of Luseville, I work in the third story in a beautiful room with...you get my point. It's the mayor's office! What can you expect? To the left of my office is the newly constructed Princedome: Home of the Luseville Sailors. To the right of the town hall is the green and white bank. I have to have my fingers in everything. Literally. Random shot... Another overhead shot... Oh, and somewhere around 275 grill tiles were used in the making of this creation so far. I'm too lazy to go count them again to confirm that number. =) The Happy House; otherwise known as The Funny Farm. This is the place I visited after counting the grills. Yet another overhead shot... WAY overhead shot... Please note that I tell a lot of the history of Luseville in the original post. Make sure you check it out.


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