Evolution of a Lego city

Evolution of a Lego city

I've dug out some photographs of the evolution of my Lego city since resurrecting the minifig settlement in June 2006 after a good half-decade in ruin.

But first, Way back in time... (circa 1986)... the oldest photo I have of my Lego collection. Those with a keen eye may notice the wheel-less carriages of train set 7710 being used as houses.

June, 2006

The resurrection of the capital of the Empire of Legoland begins in earnest. As with the policies of the 1980s and 1990s, architects design buildings based on the principle of "saving bricks". With brick supplies still in short supply, the city takes on a somewhat traditional look.

October, 2006

New buildings pop up to replace pre-existing structures but the brick shortage and building philosophy continues.

November, 2006

New bricks arrive! See the new cranes constructed in the docklands... Although never-before-seen expensive forays at Smyths aren't appreciated by all (most noticeably the Emperor's wallet) most agree its progress!

December, 2006

True progress is under way. The traditional roads are replaced with large open areas enabling the construction of the Winter Palace.

January, 2007

February, 2007

March, 2007

July, 2008

August, 2008

April, 2009

The city crumbles.

October, 2011

The capital's first new quarter is approved.