Site #45

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June 1-7, 1997


Joel Ward
Take a tour through lively, sprawling, and inspirational Metrolegoland, a town built entirely of LEGO® elements. Envisioned by its creator as a downtown area of a Legoland County, this bustling metropolis has many attractions. From the spacious Bricken Estates, a four-story apartment complex, and the Eckert Building apartments, to the lovely Sebastian Townhomes, comprising a variety of housing styles and colors, this is a city with ample housing for its many residents.

The Gateway to the City page is particularly impressive, with a view of two busy main streets and intersections. Another major section of town, the Government Complex, includes a prestigious Mayor's Mansion, a four-story Legoland County Building, and a two-story Legoland County Library currently under reconstruction or deconstruction (depending on how you interpret the text) due to a recent town catastrophe.

Down the street from the government complex is the three-story Legoland Centre Parking Deck, capable of holding dozens of automobiles (this page is a must-see). Right next to the parking deck is another must-see page: the LCIC Building, an eight-story beautiful red, black, and yellow communications tower. Don't miss the supplemental links on this page which give you two additional views with fun details on the street. Opposite the LCIC Building and adjoining the parking deck is Thorntree Square, a five-story office tower with a plainly visible McDonald's on the bottom floor for an extra touch of realism. There are of course several over places to eat, as well as a gas station, and a TABank which cleverly integrates two tall white door pieces with a 10x10 notched quarter-octagonal white plate.

Also shown are two buildings which used to be part of a former Lower Metrolegoland: the large, brightly-colored Palmer Building / Legoland Emergency Center, and the several-baseplate-long Cornell Center. On the main picture of Lower Metrolegoland, by the way, check out the sloped baseplates! Wow!

At the time of this review, there are approximately 20 pages to see, making this a fairly large site to tour assuming you read all the text (which is recommended). This is the kind of site you grab some cookies and milk or a large cup of coffee and curl up with for a half hour.

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