Hey all. I've mentioned this town several times before on the boards and folks have been inquiring and bugging me to get some pictures of it. Well...now that I own my own camera... ...I'd like to show you Brickington, my little town. Some notes about Brickington: 1. One thing I've noticed about the professional Lego displays that people set up for conventions (see www.brickshelf.com) is that they try to give as accurate a recreation of a town as possible, and that means FILLING THE PLACE WITH FLORA. I never realized how much flowers, trees, brush, etc. add to a Lego town until I ordered a whole shitload of those parts off of bricklink and started covering the city with 'em. 2. I wanted to keep the town simple and believable. I used to have a monstrous, 5th element style city that, near its end, started to look really ridiculous. When I rebuilt the town, I wanted something small and manageable, similar to an HO scale train set. 3. Some of the buildings might look familiar - I used the instructions from the brickshelf instruction scans galleries to find some of my old favorites from the Lego town line and recreate them. However, most of the lots are my own design and I'm quite proud of them. Welcome to Brickington... The town is built on top of a 6' x 3' folding table from Wal-Mart. The bedsheet that covers the table also hides all of the Lego bins below it. There are a LOT of legos below it. ...the left side of main street. The monstrous Fire & Rescue station is visible on the left. ...the right side of main street, after the turn. The back of the train is visible, as well as the side of the train station. The mountain. Haven't given it a name. I want to go back and fill out the inside of the mountain with black and brown bricks so it truly looks like the inside of a mountain one of these days. The ol' swimmin' hole. I've always loved that "Half of a mini-figure means he's SWIMMING!" gimmick.