I got a couple of copies of the new Pirates Sets Loot Island and Kracken Attackin' when they were on sale at TOYSRUS. I don't normally shop there, having a LEGO store just a couple of miles away, but the sets were on sale. I went out and hit the local one on my lunch hour. That new large tan base piece sat on my desk all afternoon and by the time I got home the Ziggurat was born.
The Ziggurat was built by Abdul Alhazred over a century ago. It's always been there in Micropolis. That's the troubled city that the members of TwinLUG are creating. We are capturing that fateful day when all the worst things happened to the town. I wouldn't want to live in Micropolis. It's scarey enough just thinking about it.
It's the largest module I've done so far. Two square blocks. The entrances are at the short end of the lot in those small buildings. You go underground to get to the windowless building. The small towers at each corner are about 35 feet tall and the Eternal Flames are over 10 feet high on a windless day. The twin towers are about 70-80 feet high.
On that fateful day the alcolites in the ziggurat have opened the portal to the other world and the elder gods are coming to visit. I don't think this can be a good thing. The portal also makes a nice fan.