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Microscale waterfront
What do you do when you stumble onto 2000 random, funky colored, funky shaped parts?
About this creation
In October 2004, Toys R Us briefly sold a tub of LEGO elements that contained a box full of "bonus elements". The "bonus" consisted of 500 random, funky colored, funky shaped parts -- so I bought four of them.

With 2000 funky parts spread out in front of me, I thought it would be fun to see what I could make.

In addition to this small city scene, I also built Duck McQuacken, SUPERFOWL, and a vignette I call Shanghai home.

After these models (and a few others) I still only ended up using a tenth pieces. :)

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   The palm trees are a little on the chubby side, but I didn't have much brown to work with.

Those little blue things in the marina are supposed to be jetskis.

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   I wanted to include all sorts of types of architecture.

The round building was inspired by Chicago's "Marina City", built in the late 50s.

The shorter buildings are turn-of-the-century New York City walkups. The large red building reminds me of 7 WTC, built in the 1980s.

The tall dark grey building is done in the International style, popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

I imagine the light grey building on the right is a aluminum or steel facaded hotel.


Sean Kenney
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Lego Jim ....
  April 7, 2014
Hi Sean. I just gotta tell you. I LOVE YOUR WORK! It's always great. The thing I like about your work is that you are not afraid to show the studs. A lot of models go for the smooth tile look, which is good too. But the studs give it the LEGO charm. And it makes it inspiring. Kind of like anybody could build it with enough time and patience and imagination. Thanks for inspiring new builders and keep up the great work.
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  November 1, 2009
Very nice job! I love the micro-scale cars. I see, however, your photography skills and building skills have improved greatly in 5 years. :D
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  August 10, 2009
Great work, Sean! I love micro scale cities like this.
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  June 8, 2009
nice buildings! It would be cool if you you made the scene in transformers, at the battle at the end, in micro scale. Sorry, confusing.
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  June 30, 2008
I am soo living here than shannonia!
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  February 17, 2008
wow very cool buildings i love that red one.
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  September 13, 2007
Love it. And the fact that it's microscale doesn't take away from the "bigness" of a city.
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  March 28, 2007
Great job. Love the colors!
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  March 10, 2006
this is amazing-tons of detail
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  October 8, 2005
Simple yet complex. This is a great job of ussing legos into a downtown area without needing millions of them. Great job.
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