Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be a successful group of installments-Sectoria. Sectoria is situated on a mountain that reaches many miles above the weather at a classified location deep in Blacktron space. Lt. Tuttle organized, many years ago, cities to be built on this planet in case the worst should happen and the human race would be wiped out. It seems now, with unknown armadas on the loose in Terran Protectorate space, these cities have finally come to use. So, once again, welcome to the most un-to-scale collection of MOCs since LEGO decided to make their trains six studs wide.
About this creation
Let's start at the beginning. This is a Blacktron-personnel airport situated on the outskirts of the city and mountain top. I didn't want to take a photo of the whole city as I didn't like the look of it.
From left to right-viewing tower, offices, entrance and exit for ground vehicles and finally hanger bays.
If you landed on that airport, chances are that you will be taken through the city to this building-the Blacktron headquarters of this city and planet. This building is the main monitoring board of all of the mountain cities (Sectoria being the main one) as well as being a private hotel for visiting personnel, an office sky-rise and having a dandy view.
Another view of the smaller facilities. What you see looking right at you is a security tower (which was added to fill up the space). On the lft you can also see the building's own giant vents. Cool, huh?
The back of the main structure. What you see in the center is what has become known as the Pillar of Talk. Here several lobbies take calls and send out for dinner if the guys upstairs are gonna be there all night. The higher floors before the offices start has a small restaurant, bar and shopping mall. here.
Did I already mention the view?
The very top floor, which holds its own private lobby with glass surroundings. The top executives sit have their offices here. People scared of heights are not recommended to be here. Women with dignity don't wear short skirts up here.
Don't say it, Kelso.
A back view of the top floor. The rounded corridor on the left is a viewing area filled with a living room and a tea room for the receptionists.
I don't know why, I just liked this photo, even though it's pretty bad. Well, that's enough of this. On to the next!
If you move past the building you find Comm Central. This is where the communications buildings are for contact over ridiculously long distances in a matter of seconds.
A front view. What you see in the foreground is a wall protected by security stations at regular intervals.
The whole view. If you can't guess, two of those buildings were in a previous MOC of mine, located here .
Here's some kind of comm disk being put into its comm mode.
And of course, a radar station. Can't have a city without a cool radar station.
One of the few I'm not to proud of. If you can't guess what this is... Wow.
Some vents and whatnot. Is my lack of participation in this one visible?
Children, this is a cross. We use it to nail people to. Please, can we move on?
Smogy Lane, the power and exhaust part of the city. I think this was probably one of my favorite sub-themes to do.
Another view. Let's seperate!
The first one, which holds vents and other stuff.
A view of the tall tower which is used to exhaust extremely deadly chemicals. The "traffic light" you see is actually a unit used to blow the gases out across the edge of the mountain, where no one lives and hence, can feel it.
Another one, this one is filled with a few more of those vents, an air pressurizer and two nuclear generators.
More of these vents which I seem to love.
A close up of the air pressurizer.
And another one, this one mostly holds vents (you decide the chemical, I'm fresh out of ideas), but also a few control offices, as this is one of the safer parts of the area.
Two buildings, but the one on the right is actually dedicated entirely to the infrared scanner at the top; making sure that everything is going smoothly, that no unauthorized teenagers are in the area and that nothing is blowing up. The building on the left, however, is an office and the red light above it is just that, a red light. It's used for warning away planes that might be stupid enough to fly over gases that can blind you and would blind your cockpit view (making you crash and probably setting off anything explosive in the area).
The last one I made for this bit. Most of it I stole from here .
God, I love that pattern.
A backup scanner in case the first one breaks down.
I can't really decide if this is a mailing station which uses vacuum chutes to deliver to the neighborhoods or a transport system that uses gyro technology. Actually, that might be a nice idea for a MOC...
The viewing tower and further down a Blacktron database holder and scanner.
The... Whatever they are.
Ah yes... Premium Avenue.
And I though black was hard to capture. Anyway, this is an Octan vehicle-wash. If you're a Premium member, gas fill-ups are free when you go in to wash you vehicle.
Here's a an inside view which holds small stations with you own gas tanks and your choice of wash.
I think this looks sooooo much like Bauhous. If you don't live in Scandinavia or you've never been there on vacation, there's a few things about you that I already know:
1. You're wise
2. You're happy (trust me on this one)
3. You don't know what Bauhous is (a greenery market)
4. You probably think that we have to take shotguns with us when we go to get the mail because of the polar bears
Oh, and believe me, you don't want try any of this to prove me wrong.
Ok, back to non-envy, this is another Blacktron database holder and scanner.
Ah yes, Octan premium gas tanks that are shipped in here every few months.
Maybe my favorite sub-theme of this whole project: The University. Sectoria's Unversity of Physics and Mathematics is a well-known one and very top-notch. Every student who arrives may not leave until he/she has built something astounding and/or ground-breaking (one of them once took that literally). The university is funded by the government of Blacktron, so no financial issues come up when the students wish to build an astoundingly stupid experiment/building.
Here we see a a mirror, and a special one at that.
Here it is opening up with it's camera-like laser. You see, this laser has the power to destroy a planet using particles that create reflection to therefore maximize its power. Pretty sweet, huh?
A view of something I can't bother to create a story for.
This a viewing deck for experiments that are conducted.
And this is a control tower but can also be used as a viewing tower.
An experiment made around the theory that time can create wind.
The students have amazing freedom and the professors don't mind because they remember that they were too once like that.
Here it is again, with a mounted clock on the top. The idea was to set the clock to a random time, mount it, then see if the wind could actually coordinate the clock hands to move according to Time's version of what time it is. So far, the students believe that Time runs at thirteen seconds per three days.
RRRRAAAUUURRRGGGGG! Welcome to Sectoria's famous Chinatown, and its grand entrance!
Another view. Boy, that's creative commentary.
Moving on to the rich part of town. This area has everything any rich man could want-no pretentious people signs, a private supermarket, something that one would think is a bowling alley but isn't and all this in glass two! Ok, some chrome silver, but whatever.
The beautiful... Something.
Ok, I'm really getting bored out of my skull.
Oh look, Pretentious Central. This is a hotel-sorry, resort -where the pretentious people stay for the night when they're "just passing through". And they have extra large freedom here too! You can decide whether you want designer furnishings or IKEA! Yay!
You know the scary part? I built this whole thing without even looking. I mean seriously, I just saw pieces absent-mindedly while my dad and aunt were talking. This freaked me out a bit the next day. Still, I think it turned out well, don't you?
Oh look - transparent gyrorail tubes! That's right. You get your own specials at this place. Boy, I love this shot.
A viewing tower and in the midground (midground?) is a relaxing mall and a relaxing lookout of the city where one can sit sipping tea while checking your iPhone 8G.
Two gyrorails covered in gray to match the rest of the buildings.
I really love this shot, too.
The worst one, by far. This just something I whipped together to see if those gearboxes can be used for something else. That effect turned out quite nicely-a little entrance thingy.
A better shot of the gearbox/entrance.
Probably the only half-decent part in this whole module.
Without a doubt, my favorite. Welcome to the Theramore Research Center for Cruise Missiles and Rocket Fuel (Improved). Why Theramore placed it on Blacktron ground is unknown. Oh, and this is what happens when you buy lots of fences at Pick-A-brick.
I don't know why, I just really love this building.
A view of the East Tower.
A back view. See, what happened here was that the architect was old, on his deathbed, actually, when he decided to create a gravity-defying, physics-hating building. It evolved into this.
It was his dying wish that it be built. He gave is most trusted son, also an architect, the plans and years later, when he was also of old age, finally finished it. But, knowing how his father's hatred of almost everything, changed one thing before he also died.
This. the family's final F*CK YOU! to the world. It worked too. The missile hangs there to this day, on a pole, flooded with offices, hundreds of storeys high.
Nice building, huh?
Well, that's it. 01 complete. Don't expect another one too soon, as a lot of my 8x8 plates are being used in another project.
If you want to play along with this, be my guest. The rules are:
8x8 plates, preferably dark gray
As smooth as possible
Try to keep the pieces restricted as much as physically possible to the modules (I broke this several times because otherwise it would've turned out sh*tty)
Don't worry about scale (that's directed at you, specifically, Garth)
WOW ! Maybe my favorite compilation of MOCs by you, there's so much to see and enjoy ! Every build are very creative and funny, I love in particular the "Mail station" but each one has some great ideas in it ! Excellent ! BTW to answer your question about the trans-orange slope, see there: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3040&colorID=98&in=S