LEGO City update #9 – Harbor

LEGO City update #9 – Harbor! In this video I show you how to build a cool LEGO harbor for your LEGO city. I have a blank LEGO baseplate in my city that I need to utilize and I though a LEGO Harbor would do the trick. So, watch this video if you want to know how to build a LEGO Harbour!

Thank you for watching!

17 thoughts on “LEGO City update #9 – Harbor

  1. That was a great idea! I like the concept and the elements work well. Personally, I might have tried using the LEGO Brick 2 x 2 Round with Grille (92947) part for the mooring stalks and maybe I might have tried adding a few appropriate sized tires. If the harbour is going to take a small boat moored up then a harbour wall on the opposite side would be necessary. Also maybe I might add a light grey or blue layer over the baseplate for the trans blue tiles to go over. All experimentation! Keep going with it and don’t forget that Rogue’s cup is likely to be already empty. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜•

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    1. Thanks a lot RT! I was considering the round ones with grilles but partly I didn’t have enough and partly I didn’t think they’d look too good. But I’ll test it out at some point ๐Ÿ™‚ The blue layer beneath the dark blue tiles is also a question of what I have available. I could have added a dark grey layer, but I think it may look too dark!? But, I really appreciate the suggestions – it’s great! Thanks a lot!!

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  2. Yay! A Jewelry store! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I look forward to seeing it, and maybe even run it? (I do notice that you don’t have many mutants in your city – or any at all for that matter :/ )
    Oh and masonary bricks are the best I agree (I first encountered them in the Detective’s Office)
    How about extending the harbour straight to the building which would only be an extra 7 studs for the pier? And fill the area with water? (or maybe even a bit of a beach?)

    (PS: did you receive my latest little parcel btw?)

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    1. I’ve been wondering how to proceed down towards the police station with this. I’m pretty sure my solution will be to demolish the police station and make some kind of extension of the docks. Maybe some kind of big staircase or something!? Or a smaller building – an old customs office or something?

      (PS: Yeah, I did receive your parcel – thanks :-D)

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  3. Hey BB

    Wow, how did you manage to squeeze a harbour into such a small space. I think itโ€™s very effective. The mooring bollards are A bit chunky but look really good. Itโ€™s difficult to achieve a desired look if you donโ€™t have all the pieces to hand. By the way, I have a ton of those trans blue tiles if youโ€™d like them? As for how to finish the side where the blue meets the paved area. You could get away with a single brick-wide retaining wall. Something akin to a sea wall, maybe slope it into the water?

    Iโ€™m always impressed to see what others like yourself can achieve. I really donโ€™t have much in the way of MOC making skills. So seeing greatness achieved is always reward enough for me!

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    1. Thanks a lot RH – it’s always wonderful to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m considering a mix of two or three things for that area. A seawall and cliff mixed with a seating area for lunching and boat watching. Maybe a few trees or something. Yeah, the bollards are a little more chunky than I’d prefer but the 1×1 round bricks looks too small I think. I’ve had a suggestion to add some tires to the side of the pier. Maybe that’ll help making everything look more proportional!?

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  4. Impressive! Lots of details in a small space. Looks really good, and going to be even better all tiled in. Regarding the steps which you wanted to only be one tile high; have you seen the technique used in the Trafalgar Square set? https://lego.brickinstructions.com/21000/21045/058.jpg
    It was the first thing I thought of, might be possible to fit it in, but it would of course be difficult for any minifigures to actually stand on any of the steps. =P

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    1. Thanks a lot! Oh, no, I hadn’t seen that technique before. It looks really good, but I think you are right – ther are probably too narrow for the minifigs. I do like the look and the technique. Maybe it would be an interesting way to make a roof too!?

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  5. I think that is a good start to the harbor. If you are thinking of moving the police station, may I suggest making that side a little wider and put some benches or tables for seating. The minifigs can sit and enjoy some of the boats that may come and go throughout the day.

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    1. Thanks a lot! That’s a great suggestion! I was actually considering an area for relaxation like that. Maybe paired with a rock/cliff formation at one end! Thanks a lot my friend – I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That looks great man! I love the look of the water in that part of your layout! Good choice with the redish brown tile on top of the mooring posts. The arches give nice depth. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the left side!

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  7. i like that its small and just enough detail. I was just thinking maybe you stick a small boat in the harbor? there was a ninja go theme set that came with a small boat that would fit. or maybe one of your pirate boats.

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    1. Thanks a lot! Boats are inevitable ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve dug out a yellow rubber dingy for now but what I really want is the new sports fishing boat with the diver – 60221. I hope there’s room ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a lot for the great suggestion my friend!

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  8. Yoo what an amazing build and cool video! I really like all the detail you put into it, maybe try styling it a little like those harbour’s from the Caribbean or Spanish settlement in the Americas. Here’s an idea I thought of thanks to my creative thinking (would appreciate credit) you should try out:
    In a tub of water, build a harbour port and fill it up with water then you’ll have a REAL harbour
    Just a suggestion ๐Ÿ™‚

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