The CactusBrick minifig city layout standard is basically the Cafe Corner standard with 3 changes.
- The sidewalk is raised by 1 brick. So, the bottom is a baseplate with a brick on top of that and then tile on top to make the sidewalk.
- There are technic bricks in the front (under the sidewalk) at the 10th and 11th studs from each side. At minimum, this needs to be a “Technic, Brick 1 x 2 with Hole”, but it can be longer as long as the center hole exists.
- The sidewalk is 2 or 3 studs less deep. The road baseplate in front includes either 2 studs or 3 studs wide sidewalk. The edge is Dark Bluish Gray so the module should plan on being next to Dark Bluish Gray tile.
Based on the Cafe Corner standard, the sides (and the back) should also have the Technic Brick with Hole at the 10th and 11th stud location from both edges. The height of each floor of the building is recommended to be 9 or 10 bricks tall but the standard is flexible.
The standard size of each module is 32×32. A 16×32 (where the 16 is the width of the front) is possible, but there are not very many of these in the club so it would be wise to have 2 if you want 16×32 modules.
With the new year comes our first building contest, brought to you by our very own Corey Gehman. Here are the details for the contest…
Rules on the Micro City Contest – Cactusbrick – Jan 2013 Meeting
- Must be a MOC
- Must conform to TWINLUG Micro City Standard v1.1: http://twinlug.com/micropolis-micro-city-standard/
- The micro MOC must be present at the judging meeting (Jan 19, 2013)
- The micro MOC may be a single, double, or quad module.
- Each person may submit up to 2 MOCs
- The submitter of the MOCs need not be present
- If there are 8 or more MOCs submitted, there will be 2 categories (Large – quad module, Small – single or double module)
- There will a cash prize of $20 for 1st place for each category.
- Only people able to view all micro MOCs are able to vote
- Each eligible voter has 2 votes (maximum of 1 vote per micro MOC)
- Each eligible voter (& their significant other) cannot vote for their own micro MOC
- In the event of a tie, the money is split between the winners
- Existing buildings are eligible (Josh’s buildings)
- Corey’s Empire State and Chrysler buildings are not MOCs (not eligible)
- The organizer of this event is eligible for voting
- For the calculation of the cash prize, the organizer’s MOCs are ignored
…or just enthusiastic builders! If you are an adult and live in (or can get to) the Phoenix area on a semi-regular basis and love building and creating amazing and interesting things with LEGO, come check us out. We meet on the third Saturday of every month, click here for more detailed information.
We’re trying to pull some of you guys out of the woodwork and get you involved. We know you’re out there, don’t be shy. Come to one of our meetings, have some fun, share your creations and your hobby with the rest of us. We’re looking forward to seeing you!