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Shannonia expands: shopping district
I kept the movie rolling... but the story's getting old now... oh yeah
About this creation
Come, the great god Economy demands Its sacrifice...


The Big Box Stores. Mom and Pop are dead. The Corporations will suckle you at their teat now. Try and wean yourself. Just try.







AEKI furniture store. Specializing in cheap, all assembly required, incomprehensibly named furniture of suspect quality. Though some people claim they sell a mean desk lamp.






South Beach Mall. This was a lovely area, bounded by the ocean and Big Skunk Lake... Now you have acres of parking lot and a big ugly festering boil of a structure dedicated to the dominant religion of our time, consumer culture.






I'd give a description for each anchor store, but the Corporations own enough of our lives already. They don't need any free publicity.







This used to be some of the most fertile farmland in all of Shannonia, so it was only natural that people would want to bury it under tons of stinking asphalt. No species fouls its own nest with quite the same joyful abandon as homo sapiens.






Gouger's auto repair. When something goes wrong with your car, you expect that it will be horribly expensive to fix. You know this going in. You steel yourself for the worst possible news. And yet somehow the guys at Gouger's still manage to shock you with the estimate.





Stacks o' Wax used records. There is a shocking lack of music stores in Shannonia. The Mayor has formed an investigative committee to look into this problem.







South Beach Drive-In. Girls on skates have delivered burgers and fries and root beer floats to people in their cars since the fifties. Not the same girls, they do hire new ones when the old ones fall and break their hips.






This shot brought to you by third-world child sweatshop labor. But you knew that. And didn't care.







South Beach Art Gallery. The Mayor stands by his decision to deny one Shannon Sproule (aka Shannon "Ocean") an entry visa so the up and coming artist could attend the grand opening of an exhibit of his works. "That guy is not to be trusted," a statement from the Mayor's office read. "Did you hear about that stunt he pulled at The Skunk Works? Treason! Besides, he uses an alias, which only proves he's got something to hide."




Wonky's. Kids always want to have their birthday parties here, so they can eat rubbery pizza, play video games made before they were born, and be frightened by giant creepy animatronic animal song and dance numbers.






Porky's donut shop. I know you're expecting a cop joke here, which is why I'm not going to give you one. Or have I already?







Do you remember what President George W. Bush said we should do immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks? "Go shopping." Consume, you brainwashed sheep. Consume.






Top Shelf bookstore. You can never have too many bookstores in your city. Shannonia, surprisingly, does not have nearly enough.







Sand Dollar takeout. Sadly, the one dollar chowder bowl that made them famous is a thing of the past, but you do still get to laugh at the poor kids behind the counter forced to wear those ridiculous clam hats.






Sweaty Eddie's Sporting Goods. What, now you need a joke to go with that? It's never enough for you people, is it? Well, I'm taking a stand right here. Sweaty Eddie's is all you get.






Otto Rhoades' used cars. Be firm. Stick to your guns. Agree to nothing. Old Otto can talk the stink off a monkey, so they say. You've been warned.







This shopping trip is over. I hope you made your purchases wisely, because the return policy of Shannonia's merchants gets stricter by the day.




Comments

 I like it 
  July 14, 2013
i love your work you are a amazing inspiration for all those micro builders out there just reading cult of Lego then seeing your work is awesome.
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  September 4, 2009
HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS HILLARIOUs
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  April 14, 2009
thats good!
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  March 17, 2009
You know, if Gouger's Auto Repair's estimate is too high, you can come over to Brickchester's Car Dealership (with auto repair center) and we'll beat it by 95& or you can have a loaf of bread! (Really, you will get an entire loaf of bread! this is NOT false advertising!) The descriptions are definitely what makes this creation, in my opinion. Anyways I've always liked this micro-city ever since I saw it, fabulous job! 5/5 loaves of GIANT brand calcium fortified vitamin enriched whole grain white bread.
Shannon Young
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erik smit
  February 20, 2009
I love this whole project of yours. Great how much it looks like Sim City by the way, it immediately reminds me of that game.
Shannon Young
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George Kemper
  February 18, 2009
Sweet malls keeps getting better.
Shannon Young
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Heather LEGOgirl
  February 18, 2009
I just can't get enough of Shannonia. And knowing now that those poor kids have to wear clam hats, I will never again complain about the stupid uniform Ivar's made me wear at my first job. I do want to say though, I've seen Chris Phipson and that is one cop who has obviously avoided Porky's. Always a good show, ShannY!
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  February 18, 2009
But look at all the good that major corporations have given us. No more going to that little hardware store on the corner and not being able to find what you need. No more having to search all over town for three items that can now be found with one stop shopping convenience at Wal-Mart. I mean, who cares if the little guy is forced to work for minimum wage at the same store that drove his family out of business after generations? Next thing you know you people are going to be saying that the government is not working for the people and that religion is just big business... Did you sense the sarcasm there? Did ya? (oh yeah, can't wait for the next one. Keep em coming ShannY) ~ Chris.
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  February 18, 2009
Another fantastic addition! I don't know why, but this is screaming Deep Impact to me, but theres no tidal wave...Anyway awesome details!
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  February 18, 2009
LOL! I know what your cop joke could be.... *Chief cop: "Bad cop! No donuts for you!"*
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  February 18, 2009
Why don't you do a "Shannonia: Militar base" ?
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  February 18, 2009
Hmm. Interesting. I actually saw these buildings in the full city. Perhaps you only remembered to feature this part of town now? Happy moccing. PS: Please check my MOCs.
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  February 18, 2009
I like this section! Great job as usual man, keep going >>> peace
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  February 18, 2009
"the great god Economy demands Its sacrifice" ooohh there's SO a sculpture in that one mate! You might just have to build that now. Or someone else might...this was a great installment by the way.
 I made it 
  February 18, 2009
Sorry to break it to you Ken, but the airport (mentioned here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/60887), predates yours by at least seven months. Better luck next time. And believe me Professor, all this Shannonian expansion was completed last summer before the you-know-what really hit the fan. Sadly, it does in fact look like economic circumstances will keep it from expanding again, probably for quite some time. We can only hope it will make a comeback before Vanilla Ice does.
Shannon Young
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Thomas N
  February 17, 2009
I'm a little dissapointed, Shannonia always seemed so protected from such rampant comercialization, oh well, I guess I shouldn't have expected so much. Great job anyway.
Shannon Young
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Thomas N
  February 17, 2009
Actuallly, living in Minneapois, I'm right by the largest mall in America, (appropriatley named the "Mall of America"), so I really souldn't be complaining, or should I? At least they do have that lego store...
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  February 17, 2009
A fine city, but I think that the mall's lot isn't big enough. An average of 2 visitors come, so we need to show how many people come, right!? Also, the airport should be mentioned, and I was the first to make one (:
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  February 17, 2009
The only thing good about the Mall Of America, now the world's 5th largest shopping mall, is the LEGO store. Oh, there's usually plenty of parking too. The bad thing is it's right on the way home. Must be why I'm broke all the time. Oh, Pick-A-Brick why must you be so tempting? see ya. garth
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  February 17, 2009
While I haven't taken the time to read all of the last 15 installments, I have to ask... How has Shannonia sheltered against the global recession with all of this rampant expansion?
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  February 17, 2009
Every city needs a mall. But why is there only one? Could it be because this is the only one that gives ten percent right off the top to the mayor?
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  February 17, 2009
Lovin the megastores! Gougers is hilarious. I'm always impressed how you manage such a nice variety of shapes on such a small scale.
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  February 17, 2009
I've been waiting for a long time for this section...Okay, I've taken it in. Bye. I gotta go SHOPPIN'!!!! =)
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  February 17, 2009
Whoah what a parking :P It's me or Shannonia got a lot of expand theses day's ? :P
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  February 17, 2009
I'm first? Wow, it's an honor. Nice, but Shannonia is starting to freak me out.
 
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