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Creating own town/city

weeksukweeksuk Hastings - UKMember Posts: 13
so I'm starting to think about creating my own town/lego city mainly with my modular buildings to start with. I was wondering what do most people display these on, it will be in a sore room so was thinking a trestle table?

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  • SandmanSandman UKMember Posts: 26
    I use plastic paste tables I got from Wilkinsons which work reasonably well and are not to costly although there is some droop in the middle of maybe 0.5-1cm drop compared to the ends. The good thing is i could get more than i needed initially so can expand the town easily and maintain a consistent height but without taking up to much space as they store folded.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,096
    I don't have space for a full city in my study, but I do have a couple of IKEA Linnmon tables, set at right angles to each other, which have enough room for a street of modulars and other bits and pieces.
    Their main benefit is that they're pretty cheap, but also sturdy and come in a range of sizes:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?k=linnmon



    Obviously, you can add as many as you need.
    catwranglerTheMaker37Mynattstluxweeksuk
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    They are brilliant tables JudgeChuck thanks for the link as I'm also looking at tables for a storage shed which I ultimately hope can be converted to a lego room 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,356
    Man, that Ferris Wheel is HUGE
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,096
    They are brilliant tables JudgeChuck thanks for the link as I'm also looking at tables for a storage shed which I ultimately hope can be converted to a lego room 
    While they are cheap, relatively speaking, if you do need a huge amount of table space, you may find it better to go with trestle tables of some kind, but they won't be as sturdy.
    I should add that I went with the Adils legs , rather than other options, again, because they were cheap:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?k=adils

    The 200x60cm table with legs is £39, but I went for a 100x60cm (£15) and a 120x60cm (£25) table.


    stluxlegomental
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,938
    edited September 2016
    I built two 8-plate by 3.5-plate tables with ample storage.  Expect to invest in lots of roadplates.  And don't forget to account for the necessary gaps between the baseplates!


    stluxgmonkey76SprinkleOtterweeksukTheMaker37madforLEGODontcopythatfloppyjosekalel
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    That's an awful lot of intersection baseplates on a straight road...
    SumoLegoMynatt
  • weeksukweeksuk Hastings - UKMember Posts: 13
    I don't have space for a full city in my study, but I do have a couple of IKEA Linnmon tables, set at right angles to each other, which have enough room for a street of modulars and other bits and pieces.
    Their main benefit is that they're pretty cheap, but also sturdy and come in a range of sizes:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?k=linnmon



    Obviously, you can add as many as you need.
    Thanks - these look ideal. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,938
    That's an awful lot of intersection baseplates on a straight road...
    At the time - and for spacing purposes, I only had four packs of roadplates.  Now I have way too many four-way roadplates.
    SprinkleOtterMynatt
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    edited October 2016
    ^ Those roads look great! I like that idea a lot.

    How do they stay in place? Are they glued?
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 328
    ^ They're just slid under the buildings so far.  I plan to tape them in place once I get a little further in my project.
    flord
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    Love the printed roads and the waterfall.  I built modular tables 3 baseplates by 6 baseplates and used the lego road baseplates.  The tables can be bolted together in different configurations.  The baseplates get stupidly expensive, especially with all the wasted 4 way intersections:



    TheMaker37SumoLegoLegogramstluxMynattjosekalelRogdush
  • Scott1Scott1 United StatesMember Posts: 48

    At one time they actually sold two straight roads in one pack. I will never know why they combined two different plates in one pack.

    SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,938
    edited October 2016
    @Thoughtsonblocks - Hmm, I see your schwartz er... stack is thicker than mine.  I suppose there is a first time for everything.



    (And I didn't pad my stack with the extra curve and dark gray plates that are in another stack.)
    ThoughtsonblocksSprinkleOtterstlux
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,938
    Scott1 said:

    At one time they actually sold two straight roads in one pack. I will never know why they combined two different plates in one pack.

    See photographic evidence.  I would have saved $7.50 per pack...
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,484
    "At one time they actually sold two straight roads in one pack. I will never know why they combined two different plates in one pack."
    It is pretty obvious. 
    So that they could sell more packs to people who wanted more straight sections.
    And so that people who only wanted a Straight and a Cross Road section only had to buy one pack.
    josekalelKingAlanI
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    Yup. Selling just straights is great, but they would sell far fewer crossroads. Maybe so few that it isn't worth their time to make. Bundle the desirable straight with an unwanted crossroad, and that problem goes away.
  • beasty23beasty23 Member Posts: 62
    yes they started in 2002 sets number 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111 and they got green suround. Current one start selling in 2005 which is long time compared the previous.
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    Is it sacrilege that I've actually painted a bit of road onto the one table we have? I was intending to do the rest because I'd rather spend the budget on bricks than wasted road intersections. I'll see if I can get in the shed and take a photo.  I thought it looked ok the only downside is the small 'step' off the building plates but I was going to make a lot of sidewalk and then it would look like a pavement edge. 

    Unfortunately we don't have room or enough bricks for a layout yet
    catwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,938
    ^ You can probably hit up a couple of Bricksetters for extra cross-plates for cheap...
    catwranglerSprinkleOtter
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,484
    ^ Maybe TLG should sell packs of 2 straights for £14. Then attach the cross section in a separate bag and call it a Free Gift? :)
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