With all due respect to the great Shannon Young...
About this creation
There are many kinds of Microcities; I am going to bring you through three of them by telling you my opinions on them while showing you some I've made...I hope I'm not stepping over my bounds. What am I but a fan?
Bley. You know what I'm talkin' about: grey, lifeless, awesome, ect. Most of the time you will find them to be total SNOT as that is quite easy to do with just bley.
You can find some excellent Bley Microcities from the minds of Nannan Z, (here) and Mike Bernd. (here)
The Generic Microcity. By far the most well known, the whole thing started with Shannonia, which was one of these. (Obviously, as it was the first one) Generic Microcities are a lot more colorful than the Bley ones, and have plenty of grills for parking lots. (Which Bley Microcities do not always have)
In these you can find plenty of unique buildings, cool color combinations, and many bodies of water. Some of the more popular Generic Microcities are, of course, Shannonia, the large Squidtropolis, and the neat Gongfujian. I have also made one of my own called Luseville. (here)
Star Wars Microcities. I don't have much to say here other than I like the other two types a whole lot better.
Some fine examples of these you can find here and here.
And so ends my short little commentary on three types of Microcities. Feel free to leave constructive criticism on my three tiny little cities. MICROcities that is. =)
EDIT: Okay, so now that we got everything cleared up, Shannon Young made ONE OF THE FIRST colorful microcities of the exact scale as you see in this MOC, and then made it popular. That sound good? =)
Wow, this is a great example of micro-city design. i perfer the bley and it is i feel the coolest of micro design, however i use a little of the the generic and a slight mixe of starwars architecture on my MOCs, to create a Stargate Atlantis architecture kind of thing check it out if you get the time.
January 17, 2009
What about Blocktropolis, its not up there, and a lot of people seem to like it. Very good idea and cities too.
And Woodville is not up there why? Our Monorail system is superior to your puny 'grill roads'. Hmph! Anyways, great job here. Some Star Wars type Mirco cities actually turn out OK, although the majority are pretty bad. I'm trying my hand at both Star Wars and Bley cities, after Woodville was demolished - Callum
Thank you for the lesson ;p I'm in love with anything named BLEY!! man I love this color! I wish I have ton of bley pieces... nevermind... good work on your project my friend, keep it up >>> peace.. Fofo :)
It's hard to go cold turkey, isn't it? No, I didn't invent the microcity genre. Sean Kenney already had some posted here before I even knew MOCpages existed. Nannan's "UFO Abduction in Bley City" also predates my time here. I'm sure plenty of others have built microscale cities in years past. My only innovation was to write amusing captions to go with my pictures. Shannonia has always been 90% talk, 10% MOC.
I'm flattered that you linked to my micro coruscant. Not sure I'd rank it as a "fine example" but thank you none the less. Seeing this just rekindled my fire for "Phipston Falls". Time to pull the trigger on that one I think. Thanks for the tour. ~ Chris.
I like these little micro cities. What would you call Micropolis. It's certainly small. Micro plus? I like the Micropolis scale for the great opportunity to add more detail to the buildings etc. We even have 1 wide cars and trucks. I'm working on a monorail. see ya. garth