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Phoenix 571
"Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest..."
About this creation

Well paste-eaters, the worst has come to pass. Are you sitting down? Good. Here it is: AWARD WINNING micro-metropolis Shannonia is no more. Now there’s no need to cry; here, have a tissue. How did this atrocity happen? Well, let’s just say the “mayor” of Shannonia stumbled home very drunk one night recently and in his mint-julep induced stupor mistook the Shannonia moc sitting on his desk for a filthy skunk, hurling said moc out the window in into the cold north western snow (the irony of this being the “Skunkworks” is not lost on me I can assure you dear reader). When the “mayor” awoke next morning he was devastated but rather than wallow in self-pity he vowed that a new microcity shall arise from the ashes of Shannonia. So behold: Phoenix 571, a bustling alien metropolis on a planet far, far away. Let me show you around...




The seas of Phoenix 571 are blood red due to the high oxide levels. The busy city streets are set well back from the ocean wall, save for a “laserhouse”. Similar to a terrestrial lighthouse, a laserhouse is used to actively protect shipping lanes rather than passively shining a light. You see, large sea turtles gather near the shores and poke their jagged shells up into the path of ships, feasting on the unlucky shipwrecked sailors. The laserhouse uses its high energy particle beam to vaporise any giant sea turtles attempting to wreck Phoenix ships.




You may know him as the immortal Egyptian sun-god Ra, but his real name is Terry, well, that’s what the locals call him. This is his summerhouse.




The Phoenix Interstellar Stadium is located next to the Park of Remembrance of Lost Mocs. Zero-gravity football is played here. The Detroit Lions moved here after rioting crowds of fans eventually evicted them from Earth in 2053.




Close to the shoreline we have of course a Honeybee Casino, which long time fans of the show my remember from my first ever Shannonia post. While behind it resides the Phoenix University. Mandatory English classes are held here for every Phoenixian, for, as is common knowledge, all alien races are forced to speak English. Don’t believe me? Watch any Star Trek episode.




Phoenix Aquapartments: completely water filled condos, a favourite of aquatic bound aliens, less popular with those races who enjoy breathing air.




Here we see the Gemini Nightclubs: Gemini Red for homosexuals and Gemini Blue for straight. Color coded to avoid confusion between species. Or is it Gemini Red for straight...?




On the left Goldman Towers Resort, now with 20% more smack and on the right: Blacktron Intelligence Agency, Phoenix Branch.




After the disastrous explosion at Skunk Base Alpha, it was decided that it’s beautiful and well-known Red Towers should be rebuilt here on Phoenix 571 as a monument to that great moc, I mean, city.




Ivory Tower Mercy hospital is on our left; elegant and humane hospital to the Phoenixian elite. If you have a life threatening illness but lost your wallet, go find a gutter somewhere to die in. Next door is the enigmatic Black Tower. The occupants and their purpose is still a complete mystery. No one has ever discovered what goes on inside but it must be something evil-I mean, c’mon, look at it!




And just what alien future city would be complete without a Classic Space Hotel? None, that’s what!




And all too soon our tour-shuttle gently hovers away, affording you one last look at Phoenix 571. Please place all empty paste jars in the waste bins provided and restore your meaningless lives to their original position. Have a nice day!





Comments

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  March 16, 2010
When I first saw this way back, I actually believed it. Now, knowing that it was built by the Other Shannon, I am inspired by the brilliance of your prank. I keep coming back to this and silently laughing at your creation as opposed to this one. So totally different, yet both convincing! (Although Ocean still has a bit of refining to do regarding commentary.)
  May 13, 2009
How do you expect us to believe that you built that? C'mon, man!
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  April 15, 2009
The sinister black building could be your local Exarch field office.
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  April 8, 2009
Death and rebirth my friend, such is life. You're off to a stellar beginning here, I might add. Some great parts usage going on, and potential for so much archetectural coolness and Skunky commentary that I'm giddy with anticipation. Here's hoping you just go frikkin nuts with this one!
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  April 6, 2009
I love the futuristic buildings, and the ocean. The sad thing is, the future will never be that exciting. Take a look at the present. if someone one hundred years ago saw this "future" it would be exciting. But, as we live here now, it is the present and this is what life is like. Nothing is new or exciting, because it is normal. Am I confusing anyone...
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  April 5, 2009
I hope that's how the future looks! I've always wanted to live that way. The Jetsons have a sweet life. I must be one of the only 15 year old who watches that show!
  April 4, 2009
Err... I mean.. Of course! It pales in comparison to Shannonia, oh great god of microcities!
  April 3, 2009
Nice.....but was that a true story of Shannonia?just think:headlines saying super Earthquake devastates Shannonia as some bewildered giant chucks the city oustside....no offense.
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  April 3, 2009
A micro scale city? Thats a pretty radical departure for you isn't it? It looks great. Will it grow into a sprawling metropolis? build a mo' biggah, mo' bettah space port! Attack!
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  April 3, 2009
nice twist on Shannonia. Similar methods but different outcome altogether
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  April 2, 2009
wo thsi is great, i wish i could stand the taste of paste. lol check out my MOCs please.
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  April 2, 2009
Thank god you've got lots of good pictures of Shannonia. And now you can go on, building other things like this very nice micro-city..I love it !
  April 2, 2009
A red, radioactive desert would be better.
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  April 2, 2009
Oh yeah, I'll let my grammatical/memory instincts take over and tell you the line is "take THY rest." Still, I do get why you put it there.
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  April 2, 2009
There must be lots of red and white cars! But seriously, those control panels work much better than grill tiles for roads.
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  April 2, 2009
I'm still trying to figure out if you were really drunk, or if that was just a really dang bloody April Fools joke...
Shannon Young
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Tristan Amaya
  April 1, 2009
Another work of art!!
Shannon Young
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George Kemper
  April 1, 2009
I love the chainsaws for floors.-George
Shannon Young
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Juho Grohn
  April 1, 2009
How sad! Never drink again. However, good luck on your new city. Looks pretty nice, but rather small to me.
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  April 1, 2009
Nice. Ivory Tower Hospital, a reference to Halo 2, hmmmm? eh, probably not .__. all around great moc though, good job yet again
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  April 1, 2009
Heck, if it inspires you to build stuff this good I'll buy the beer.
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  April 1, 2009
Well, either way it's a great microcity, Shannon! I was astonished at the amount of those control panels for roads(?).
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  April 1, 2009
Your use of repetition is great, even though it means I can't replicate any of the techniques… T_T…
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  April 1, 2009
So, this is going to replace Shannonia? I hope to see some strange, alien-colored terrain. Like blue hills or mountains, or maybe an orange desert. A mini space port, possibly? Anyhow, nice work as usual. I like the Park of Remembrance of Lost Mocs.
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  April 1, 2009
Not that I don't think this is great... but I'm going to wait till the 2nd to comment... *wink wink, nudge nudge* ~ Chris.
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  April 1, 2009
Awesome! i like how you used the shiny blue dome as a building.
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  April 1, 2009
An alien planet opens up millions of possibilites for architecture, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. That is, if Phoenix gets as many additions as Shannonia.
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  April 1, 2009
a city on an alien planet! in the future! this calls for building extravaganza, lots of translucents and craters, HUUUUGE craters! great build Shannon, keep it coming!
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  April 1, 2009
Ouch. Here's to hoping that was an April Fools joke...
  April 1, 2009
Way better than Shannonia. How much of that story was true? Anyway, keep building more of it.
  April 1, 2009
is it true, that you distroyed it beacause you were drunk?
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  April 1, 2009
Very nice, but im gonna miss the strange hollow trees of Shanonia
  April 1, 2009
the other one was better >_>
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  April 1, 2009
NOOOOO!!!! My sincere apologies, I just liked Shannonia a lot... Especially the women. Well, this should be interesting. Oh, and add an underground cave a or an airport at least for the Blacktron Empire. Do it for me. Good day
  April 1, 2009
Here we go again... ;^)
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  April 1, 2009
Nice! Every building is cool!
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  April 1, 2009
Thanks for that tissue, Shan. I needed it. *snif* This looks great, and lovely commentary as usual! You know, I think it was Shannonia's time. It had been going for years and had won so many awards, it had over stayed it's welcome. This new city is promising!
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  April 1, 2009
NOOOOO! Shannonia can't be gone, it can't be! I'm not sure if I'll ever get over this loss. Oh well, great new microcity, but I don't think it could fill the void left by the passing of Shannonia.
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  April 1, 2009
Nice start on the new town. see ya. garth
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  April 1, 2009
THIS IS GREAT P.S. ur not gonna make it as big as shannononia because this uses ALOT MORE tiles P.P.S. this is NOT an april fools joke!
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  April 1, 2009
Nicely done, I like that chainsaw building, great use of the tiles with the computerprint, they really look like streets filled with cars, great job
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  April 1, 2009
WOOOOOW !!! Even better than Shannonia, because it's more futuristic, and there's night-clubs ! And there's a BIA ! And lava ! Very cool, can't wait for more !!!
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  April 1, 2009
This is alotta fun!!!
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  April 1, 2009
Dude this was great! I love the idea of an alien city and earth. However, no offense but WHERE IS SHANNONIA YE BOOTLESS HEMPSEED? DO NOT DARKEN ME DOORSTEP WITH THY PHOENIX 571, BEGONE, BEGONE!
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  April 1, 2009
nooooo shannonia was the best micro city it inspired me to build lego topia and well you comment on it please and cool new micro city
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  April 1, 2009
A pity. Not to say this is bad, but I liked Shannonia; do you think you can rebuild it, and keep it in a locked box this time? Ideally a locked box with an inbuilt breath-tester...
 
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