Root Canal (MOC)
Root Canal takes its name from the old tree that adorns its small plaza (some say its double entendre is an ironic allusion to the pain one feels when learning about the prices of its palaces).
It is made of a tight succession of palaces, whose proprietors strive to maintain in tip top shape in a sort of non verbal competition that neighbors of the area like to have between them. The richer the material the better, leading to some extravagant decorations and architectural details.
Although direct access to the canal was originally intended for deliveries to be stored easily in the palaces' grounds, they are now mainly used as recreative ways to arrive, by boat, to one of the prestigious parties that make Root Canal glimmer and sing until the wee hours of the night.
This MOC has basically been sitting on my desk since I finished it last July. I began building it right after finishing Crooked Hinge Manor. A change of apartment and several weeks of setting up my new Lego room and sorting up my bricks collection have led to this long delay.
The construction obviously draws its loose inspiration from Venice, Italy, probably my favorite city in the world. The idea for the sand green canal came first (water rarely looks blue), and I knew that there were going to be several interlocked buildings.I built the golden window from the leftmost palace first; it kind of paved the way for the overall architectural style of the buildings.
The roof from the same palace draws its inspiration from the wonderful staggered shingles technique made public by Siercon and Coral (Steph & Sean Mayo).
Hope you enjoy Root Canal!