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. :)
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.
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.