The Ludgonian Industrial Union is proud to present the Ludgonian Slums. OK, "proud" is the wrong word, it's more like "disgusted to present". But anyway, we know there is a market for almost everything, and we know there is few people across the universe that might like to see the poorest areas of the Ludgonia.
The poorest people of Ludgonia, usually workers in the service industry, live in the Ludgonian Slums. The LIU Governors and the Elite citizens built these neighborhoods because they like to look out for the poor...hahaha, ok fine, they built it so they would have the poor around to service them. What fun would it be if everyone was rich anyway? Who would do the dishes?!?
The government funded housing is bottom of the line with barely enough space to support one person let alone a family, but somehow the poor have thrived here. Before we take a closer look, please heed this warning...the slums may contains drugs, prostitution, gambling, and little poor kids with sad faces. You've been warned.
Most of the buildings in Slums have been condemned by the Universal Board for Citizen Treatment, but the LIU insists it's safe enough to house the poor. They turn a blind eye to the poor that have taken shelter in these dilapidated buildings. As you can see, this building is officially condemned.
Two of our brilliant bums have taken up residence here, and they have built a large fire to keep warm. Unfortunately for these two, the building doesn't even come close to meeting fire codes. It's the last fire they will ever enjoy.
These two guys are much smarter. They've used a trash can to build a fire.
A poor orphan admires the graffiti on the wall. It's not quite up to Ocean's standards, but the artists were in a hurry. Painting anything a color other than white is a major crime in Ludgonia.
Large housing complexes, such as this, make up the majority of the Slums. This government funded housing holds up to 100 families in tightly packed conditions. The rooms have no plumbing or kitchens, they are meant for shelter only. Public bathrooms and kitchens are available every block or two.
A Space Spice Lab exploded here a few years ago, tearing a large hole in the wall. Luckily for you, it reveals two of the small rooms. Yeah, we thought they were too large as well, but we caved in a gave each family a comfy 5x6 room.
If being poor wasn't hard enough, we've installed large signs to remind them where they are. You are in the LIU Slums! Also note the surveillance camera, big brother is watching..
A young boy sleeps in a box, while another man smokes Space Spice in his LIU Mechanical Bong. Hey, if they're going to do it, we're going to sell them the tools.
The man with the large knife has killed over 50 prostitutes this year alone. He thinks he is clever enough to get away with the crime, but he's been caught on camera every time. We haven't arrested him because, as inhumane as it sounds, he's reduced the spread of STD's better than any method we've tried. Take that Herpes!
Two prostitutes and their pimp talk outside the Housing Complex.
"You girls got my money!"
"Well, El Pimpo, that's what we're here to discuss, we think we are going to go with a new pimp. Now, now, don't cry, You see, you just aren't getting the job done anymore. Your backhand has lost it's touch.."
"Sniff, sniff, m-m-maybe I can get some big rings? Will that help?"
"Sorry, El Pimpo, we're moving on."
If you haven't noticed it above, the sidewalk is falling apart. No repairs have been scheduled at this time.
The poor are always looking for a quick buck and street gambling runs rampant in the Slums. Also note the wall littered with flyers in the background. (Inspired again by Mr. Young.)
Here is one of the aforementioned public kitchens. Government Funded Nutrient Shakes are provided here. A volunteer pumps the bitter sludge into the residents' cups. They say it tastes like chicken... that has been marinated in a porta-potty.
With the public bathrooms another block away, this man uses the wall to relieve himself. Its easier and its free, unlike the public bathrooms. Nearby, a young lady uses another delivery method to ingest Space Spice.
Thanks for visiting the Ludgonian Slums. Please see the doctor on the way out to get your mandatory shots.
Note: Many of the poor seen here are immigrants from other galaxies. They were once rich on their planets, but they forgot to figure in the currency exchange when coming to the LIU. Their wealth meant nothing when converted to LIU currency. Unfortunately, most can't afford a flight back home.
i like this concept, taking advantage of the poor, the young, the homeless, truly dispising!
can t help but, to love-hate the liu! i created the global federation in just that intention, it is my objective to do something similar, but, with my sauce, great stuff!
Quite an awesome MOC, and quite a depressing, ironic insight into humanity and/ or society (if that is what it's meant to be-I assumed it was) with vigilance cameras and social discrimination on the basis of wealth. 5/5 indeed.
Those poor poor things, oh well! Glad I'm not there! Hmmm better figure out the LIU currency exchange rate next time I decide to visit the boardwalk of the last sea! Better safe than sorry!! Haha Great moc!
That pimp is probably the funniest minifig I've seen in a long time. You really delivered on this one Emppy! Just WAY too many details to mention here but in short, all of it was gold... I mean white. ~ Chris.