Work needed to be done on the tables and the MOC for Brick Live London. On this note, I decided to change up area 51 and the train yard. I changed the backdrop to area 51 so that it was more structurally sound and easy to transport.

I moved it from the back of the city to the same space as the airport. Changed a few bit around and marked where bits went with plant and stone bricks. This keeps all the aircraft in one area.

The next headache was the layout of the track at the back of the train yard. As I am using the 9-volt system I can’t use the Flexi track. For some reason, the track is no positioning right. I don’t know if it is connecting wrong at one section and then this snowballs on round to the other end of the track. After a lot of debate, I got what I think is my best option for the small space that I have. Only time will tell.

 

3 Deliveries in one day. All ordered from BrickLink at the weekend but with the bank holiday on Monday everything is backlogged. A lot of tiles and plates. Most parts to finish of the Wayne Tower, Hospital and work progress on Lord Business Tower.

Running low on 1x bricks and 1x plates. I seem to have a stockpile of colors that tare no use to me. Then I use them on the underside of mocs and then need them.

Some Lego Batman Movie Minifigs and Office minifigs. Eraser and Vacation Batman for Wayne Tower.

I also got some stickers for the Batman( com)puter. They come from the lego set 70909 Lego Batcave Break in.

And last but not least our first Lego baby.

Lego Baby added to Bradleyville

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Wayne Tower got its internal office furniture fitted. I’ve save and seen some great ideas on Pinterest. I bookmarked them then used a few different technics last night. A simple Google of Lego Furniture brings up some great stuff.

As this is a working office I fitted several desks. Some more high-class desks. A lounge area, drinks machine, water machine with rack. The rack has some wine glasses incase the minifigs get a bit stressed at work.

Filing cablnet, printer and photocopier are the other MOCs. The photocopier has some green minifig notes beside it and a swiss flag on top. Also in the middle of the floor is a large golf mat. Just in case minifigs get some spare time.

This is 3rd floor. Ive revamped the Batman level as it need larger windows wit a mechinism to gain easy access. Ive also the Joker break in t do on the next floor up. Also intend on fittling the Batwing 10916

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Yes Bradleyville, well, part of Bradleyville will be at Brick Live London. Excited and nervous. Excited as this is all new to me and what most AFOL want to get to. Nervous as this is a steep learning curve, I’m in at the deep end and are my MOC’s good enough.

I’d took the plunge a few weeks back and submitted to display at Belfast Brick Live Show. The guys said why not try the other shows, I’m busy with the other dates but London suited. So as most of my MOC’s are still work in progress at 99% I was optimistic. But they seemed to like them. Time to get the finger out and get them 100% complete.

I’m taking Area 51, Car Park, Hillside, Wayne Tower and Lord Business Tower. As I’d never intended in removing them they are all going to need a little adjustment for travel and display.  I’ve been asking some other ADOF about travel procedures and tips. Bubble wrap seems to be the answer.

The show is 27th-30th July. Now to work on the MOC’s and Travel arrangements. I will be posting updates on the MOCS on

The latest build was the Lego Creator set 31053. Treehouse Adventures. This set was bought for me as a gift and one of those sets I would have bought myself, but unlikely to ever get round to it.

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This set comes with a small base area, made up of green and blue so I decided to put it up beside the log cabin set I have. Most of the creator sets go well with each other. I do have a few houses and thought this would have gone well here bust is simply too big.

Build. The build was quite good, lots of small elements used to make bigger sections. The tree house folds out and has a great mechanism that allows the bride to drop and act as a set of ladders. Different shades of browns, greens, and blues add detail.img_5915

Minifigures. The set comes with 2 Minifigures. A boy and a girl. the girl is pictured with a paint roller and the boy comes with tools and hat for extra play.

Play.  With the folding bridge, extras that include a water pistol, wheelbarrow, and tools there seems to be a lot of hidden gems in this set. Bradley seems to enjoy it and it will look well in Bradleyville.  Nice little telescope on the roof, seats and water features add to the detail on this build.

 

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Extras. There were some nice 1×1 spares but I just added them to the water feature below the tree house.

Value. RRP £25 and with this there is 387 bits and IMO great value with a great build.

Overall. Great set to have on the layout with some hidden gems, especially the mechanism of the bridge.

Brickset Treehouse Adventures. 

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May update 2017: Our newest addition is our Lego Crawler Crane, 7632 Brickset Link. I picked this up in Palma Sapin in a lovely Lego shop. I will do a full write up on it soon and link here. I added our latest minifigures from series 17. I’ve also changed the shuttle station. More work on the outside of Wayne Tower. Lot more progress on Lord Business Evil Lair. Both these have their own posts.

Placement of the Scarecrow set. New track layout in the container yard. Some new baseplates also added.
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So another set we got on a 3 for 2 deal was the Scarecrow Special Delivery set. It’s a pizza delivery motorbike and a security hut.

 

Build. Again I let Bradley take control of this build, no issues for him. The hinge to the trailer is too stiff not letting the trailer move freely. The barrier up and down feature uses a simple clip element. Nice use of the green, white and red for the Italian flag.

Minifigures. The set comes with 3 Minifigures, Batman, Scarecrow and Security Guard. I couldn’t work out why there were 2 heads for the security guard. Bradley worked it out and its because the security guard wears a hat, letting the rear face to be seen.


Extras.  There were quite a few good extras, a utility belt and an extra batwing weapon.

Value. This set was bought via a 3 for 2. At 3 sets at £15. The two minifigures would fetch just under this on Bricklink.

Overall.  A good set with some good potential. Can be added to a good city layout.

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Haul: More light and Construction Minifigures

A small delivery from Harrys Bricks on Bricklink. Some 1×6 bricks for Wayne Tower, 2 construction mini minifigures and Trans Blue panels for the Hospital. The trans blue panels are hard to get in good numbers from one store. The do give more light to the hospital. See they youtube video for before and after. I still need a few more and then I can submit the Hospital to BrickLive.

 

The minifigures bought where the construction workers. I for some reason have all the vehicles but run out of, lost, misplaced or Bradley has taken them.  I follow a lot of YouTubers and some look very busy with too many minifigures and others look like a lost city with none. But most have the right balance of minifigures and in that, the minifigures are all characters which add great detail to the
cities.

Wayne Tower Progress Report

So I moved Wayne tower to a more central part of the city. This giving it more height to build up right. I plan to keep all the Batman collection in this building.

It takes up a full 32×32 board. The pic below is 3 separate floors. the next floor will be the same shape, then after that, it will start to reduce in size to the Wayne Logo to the top floor.17662649_1471281236236150_6067597214996234240_n