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The Municipalty of New Castle

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The Municipalty of New Castle

Post by Free Spirit on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 5:17 am

The Municipality of New Castle is hardly nothing new to me however it is time to bring it to light by showcasing here within its own name.

At this stage I am steadily building a Waterfront Hotel which is a little vague having not quite worked the colour scheme I want to use above the two layers of the profile brick, suggestions most welcome legohappy

  

On the right hand side of the Waterfront Hotel I have just started work on a outside area which includes the Public Toilets legowink

Lets hope the New Castle Shire Council Workers return to work so I can update you sooner rather than later legolaugh

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Post by Lightningtiger on Thu 09 Apr 2015, 2:57 pm

I bet you were waiting for me to reply right 'FS' ? legolaugh
New Castle.......why does that sound so much like two other places eh ?
Well, I look forward to the expansion of NC.........Brick On 'FS' ! legohappy

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Post by timmyc1983 on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:13 pm

Well, I like the start you have made, the hotel looks like it will be very nice!

I look forward to seeing New Castle grow to a thriving metropolis legohappy

Happy building legoeyeshutlaughing

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Post by brickie on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 12:53 pm

FS, looking forward to some more updates.

Even now, it looks realistic with the land being higher than the water.

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Re: The Municipalty of New Castle

Post by Free Spirit on Thu 14 May 2015, 5:54 am




Update time, a lot of upgrading in New Castle has started after the Lord Mayor went on a spending spree to secure himself a 3 bedroom landmark building called Brownstone which will be revealed next time.

Anyway in his wisdom he sought approval to name the roadway featured at the back of this image as Brownstone Road which will soon host another suburb of New Castle to be known as Brooklin where the new building will stand.

During the next few weeks building and construction workers will continue to build up the parklands and roadways of Brownstone Road and its surroundings for the next unveiling legohappy

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Post by Free Spirit on Wed 20 May 2015, 9:08 am






Update time again, a few changes in New Castle before the arrival of the 3 bedroom landmark building called Brownstone which I assure you will be revealed next time.

Anyway, as you can see the construction workers have began to build up the parklands and roadways in front of Brownstone Road and its surroundings thanks to the hiring of a landscape gardener who is standing left of the New Castle News Stand legowink

The whole waterfront remains in limbo as I found out that my dimensions on being parallel with the black spindled fence were out a bit so I chose to rebuild it from scratch therefore expanding the size to more of my liking which should be more realistic once completed.

Keep watching for updates legohappy

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Post by timmyc1983 on Fri 22 May 2015, 8:01 am

Nice one, looking great!! I'm really excited about all of this coming together, I think it's going to be a first rate municipality once completed!!!

I look forward to the next installment, happy building legoeyeshutlaughing

EDIT: PS, quick question, are the tables you're using home made or store bought??

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 22 May 2015, 3:35 pm

The tables were custom built by my father with a little assistance from me !!!

I currently have four and wanting more so I can expand the size of the layout however I will have to use my trestle tables until this happens legowink

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Post by timmyc1983 on Tue 26 May 2015, 10:06 am

Your dad is clearly a more superior carpenter than I am... They look great!!

The tables I made are doing the job but the ground they're built on is sloped and I didn't realise, which of course now means the town is sloped, which means making an elevated railway is all the more hard because I have to factor in the ground slope as well as the slope of the track I want legoheadbang

Anyway, I look forward to seeing the next update legoeyeshutlaughing

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 19 Jun 2015, 10:48 am



It has been a month since I revealed that Brownstone would be a major feature of Newcastle and as you can see it is vastly different to any other building in my layout at this stage  legohappy

Sadly, the gardens haven't really improved albeit to say it is winter this time of the year legolaugh  
 


You will notice a few subtle changes such as where the Council Workers are at this stage of the reconstruction of the Main Road and the first red mail box on the corner.

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 19 Jun 2015, 2:33 pm



The nightfall of the 19th of June 2015 soon fell upon the town of New Castle with many inside their houses however in the Parklands standing in front of Brownstone were eighteen of the finest baseball players from the New Castle Stackers and the visiting Afterten Clutchers who are standing before legendary sports commentator John Mansfield !!!

The atmosphere was electric as they announced that the township was about to begin construction of a multi purpose stadium very soon.

So watch this space to see its rise legosunglasses

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Post by brickie on Tue 30 Jun 2015, 10:44 am

What's the latest with the township?

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 25 Jul 2015, 6:06 am

As shown by these photos Brownstone Road is getting longer after making some more room in the garage to add a fourth custom made table that is currently hosting the incomplete Lion Heart Hotel and Black Velvet.

You will notice that my Apple Orchard has made a return which is likely to be supported by a rare custom made extra feature !!! 







Along the back wall there will be additional Modular Buildings featured in the layout and the streetscape will become more tidy once I buy more baseplates, road plates and the many required parts legohappy

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Post by brickie on Sat 25 Jul 2015, 2:24 pm

Looking good Free Spirit.
It is great to see that you have your priorities right; LEGO inside the garage and car outside.

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 25 Jul 2015, 4:17 pm

At this stage I would hardly call it a masterpiece however like anything it takes lots of dedication and patience.

My LEGO Rome wasn't built in a day legowink

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Post by timmyc1983 on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 2:08 pm

Looks like it's coming along really well!! I really love the buildings you have in the town so far, they fit really well together!

I look forward to the next update, happy building legoeyeshutlaughing

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Post by Free Spirit on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 10:29 am




Update time and as you can see the Main Road of New Castle has been extended to ensure the commencement of the Waterfront Bridge which actually stems from an idea whilst building the walkway.

As a result I plan to buy some more straight road plates and tiles to complete the pavement with a view to build a garden bed along the wall heading towards the bridge and the river which should make it look heaps better.

Anyway that's all for now, happy building everyone legohappy

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Post by brickie on Mon 07 Sep 2015, 1:57 pm

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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 6:31 am



As you can see the work along the retaining wall is steadily coming together as I have tendencies to rebuild sections as the ideas start to flow such as the steps and white spindled fencing which adds more colour and realism to the look of it.

At least the beach in this photo is cleaner than in the past albeit far from finished legolaugh

My next step is to purchase more white spindled fences and some tiles to finish off the section before paving it and then adding the little extras to finish it off.

Plenty to do which makes all worth it legohappy

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Post by brickie on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 1:43 pm

FreeSpirit, this is going to be huge.
I hope you have a truck to move it to your next show.

It is coming along well

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Post by timmyc1983 on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 3:56 am

Wow looking great, I love the wall along the beach so far, it's going to look amazing when done legohappy

I look forward to more legoeyeshutlaughing happy building

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Post by Free Spirit on Sun 18 Oct 2015, 6:49 am






As you can see the work on the beachfront and along the retaining wall is steadily coming together as a result of some changes I chose to make to ensure a longer and more realistic view.

The addition of width along the walkway made sense when I built a third set of stairs which are further across to the right after pushing the unfinished Waterfront Café onto the next table.

During my building session I managed to finish off the flower bed along the Main Road and edges of the walkway near the Train Station but like anything I do there comes a time to take a break and reveal it to you legowink

I hope you like the action scenes I provided as well legohappy

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 7:46 am



Admittedly it is not very often I buy sets however after a bit thinking about how to improve my layout temptation got the better of me and as a result this cool Beach Hut # 31035 got the approval from the Lord Mayor legohappy

Little does he know that its started a new township called Faul which is all part of the big picture and the reason for the pedestrian bridge being declared the border of Faul and Newcastle.

Always looking at ways to make it better and so as I showcase my latest work there remains a strong urge to buy another set or two to make the tables more presentable.

Which ones remain a mystery legowink

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Post by brickie on Mon 23 Nov 2015, 10:35 am

Free Spirit wrote:
Always looking at ways to make it better

Looking good FS.

Perhaps you could accentuate the difference between the water and the land. legohappy

Have a look at the blue plates underneath the minifigs outside the house; does water rise so regularly? legorolleyes

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 29 Dec 2015, 10:58 am



As shown I have made further progress with the walkway by adding more bricks, fencing and tiling along this section of the Main Road of the township.

I've started building four bench sets with tables to add a bit of character to the walkway in readiness for the next section which remains in waiting having chosen to concentrate on getting this one in better shape albeit the beachfront is fairly bare at this stage with the exception of the doggy poo and the surfer in the water legohappy

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