Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

In Bricksburgh, if you want to "move on up" there is only one address that will do.   The Apartment/Condo building (sadly we don't have a fancier name for it than that) is the tallest tower in town at 5 stories.   It has beach/ocean views and a coffee shop owned by Mia in the bottom.  I'll post the video tour of the building at the bottom, but here's some pictures I took of it being constructed:

Yes, you read that correctly.  It was CONSTRUCTED.   Tyler doesn't usually just plunk down a building in town.  He likes to work his way through the instructions and add to it a little at a time... day by day....  just like a real construction project.  The crane was built just for this building (out of spare parts) because we didn't have one yet.  It has since been dismantled (which is really just a nice way of saying DESTROYED).

This method is actually quite a bit of fun for the rest of us, because you never know what kind of OSHA violation you'll find when wandering past town.  I don't think workers are allowed to ride on the windows, for instance.
Moving Day!  The building didn't have it's Grand Opening until later that week.

I like how the construction workers are helping Mia's minifig (in the orange pants) move her shop's furniture in-- and everyone is stampeding into the building!  No time to waste!

Another view of the big opening banner.  Tyler got the idea from pictures he saw of apartment buildings in China, which frequently cover their facades with banners advertising available units.

Here you can see the side windows-- the apartments have good views from all sides.

This worker is getting a little overwhelmed by the crowd rushing the door!  WHOA!!

Here's a video tour of the building:

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