Day 14-1

Leanne Driel

Brickton Heights


Brickton Heights is a New York-inspired 2.2m long cityscape which includes a park, un underground subway train and 6 blocks of amazing city buildings with hundreds of different things to see!

PICS -click here & scroll ↓

Flickr Album Gallery Pro Powered By: WP Frank


Video Interview HERE
Video Description HERE


I’ve been building LEGO® creations for as long as I can remember! I’ve always been partial to LEGO® City and have endless memories of spending school holidays as a child creating my next LEGO® city idea.

I didn’t build much in my 20s, as all of the LEGO® I had was at my brother’s house with him and his family.

Started building again around age 30 after purchasing some of the wonderful modular buildings and my building skills have improved with every year of creating since then. I build only from imagination, I rarely sketch out ideas or create on a computer program, all my builds are trial and error!

About the Display

I estimate the city took me around 400 hours of build time over approximately a 12 month period. I was inspired by the wonderful architecture I saw while on holidays in NYC last year and couldn’t wait to incorporate some of the things I saw into this city build.

My favourite parts of the city are the graffiti wall mural and the classic space cafe.

The wall mural took around 12 hours to build, as I was constantly refining it as I went along until I was happy with the end result.

I also really love the park which runs the whole length of the city. There are so many little things to see in the park and I have lots of little stories being told with all the minifigures.

One of the hardest sections to build (besides the mural) was the second story in the office block. I decided to side-mount some tall windows so the building could have a really interesting look and it took quite a lot of trial and error to come up with a secure mounting that I was happy with the aesthetic for as well.

Interesting Facts

There are a LOT of classic minifigure elements in the display – lots of torsos from the 80s and 90s!

There are also little scenes inside every building – I feel you could spend hours looking at the city and continually find something new (or something old…haha)

Also 99% of the parts used in this city build are from my (and my brother’s) collection which we started in 1984 – I only purchased a couple of small pieces to finish off the street lights and a few other bits and pieces.

Mr. Brick

Try to find Mr. Brick in the photos and if you can’t then scroll down to find out where he is.









He is hiding in the park 🙂 Sitting on one of the park benches.

Other Info

I built almost all the city blocks first, then decided to elevate it and include the subway beneath. I would have loved to make the city even longer/bigger but it wasn’t going to fit on the build table – and I also almost ran out of black bricks so wasn’t able to build any more roads!

Set Number

Leanne Driel                 Set Number:  BT2020-141