After some seven months of off-and-on construction (December 2008 to June 2009), HERE IT IS! Westwood City (formerly Legoville IX) is undoubtedly the largest and most ambitious Lego creation that I have ever undertaken. It features 45,000+ bricks and almost a quarter mile of scale main line.
About this creation
First, a hastily done schematic of the layout. Special thanks to the designers of TrackDraw...
Actual Facts in Brief (Version 1.0):
Total Number of Bricks: 47,500 (Estimate)
Total Number of Construction Hours: 350-400 total
Total Number of Minifigs: 128 (as of January 2010)
Total Number of Buildings: 24
Oldest Building: The Roundhouse (Early 2004)
Newest Building: Legoville Cinema (Late 2009)
Completion Date: June 26, 2009
Demolition Date: N/A
Fun (and Fictitious) Facts about Westwood City:
Year Founded: 1909
Year Incorporated: 1928
Population: 2,578 (2010 Census)
2009 Economic Growth Rate: 4.7%
Per Capita Income: $24,878 USD (2000 Census)
City Limits Area: 0.78 sq. miles.
Here is a view of the town from the North. As you can see, Westwood has only one gas station: an Octan Petroleum property that was renovated in the early 2000's (it was actually built in late 2007).
Here is a street-level view of the intersection of Upshaw and Toozak Roads. This road is located in the northern part of the town.
This is a view down Stabler Avenue. This road is in the center of town and ends in front of the Town Hall.
This is amazing. Hands down the best personal city/train layout I've ever seen. The meadows, the bridge, the buildings, the history, its all excellent! I hope to someday have a town even half this size.
This is so nice! Very detailed and realistic. My favorite parts are the lively displayed streets, the pic showing the train track right in people´s backyard (which seems very American to me - I have seen tracks like that there) and then the display of trains in the huge meadows you were able to make. That just makes it look a million times better and more realistic. Awesome! Best regards, Steffen
I like it
July 4, 2009
Great work! This has really come a long way and I love the level of detail that you have managed to achieve. The meadow with all of the flower stems is wonderful! Congratulations on a great layout and keep adding to it!