Ideas for LEGO City Buildings and Features

What kind of buildings and structures do you want in your town? A good way of getting ideas is just to walk around your own real-world town (or look at a map or guidebook) and see what's there.

Books about towns, cities and industries are also good sources, as well as model railroad and travel magazines.

Here's an idea list (some items appear under more than one heading):

Industrial
Coal/gravel tipple
Water mill
Grain elevator
Docks
Boat-builder
Cannery
Fish processing plant
Factory
Power station
Electrical substation
Gold mine
Coal mine
Cement plant
Brewery
Oil loading dock
Oil refinery
Oil storage tanks
Chemical plant
Grain terminal (for ships)
Ore terminal (for ships)
Windmill
Steel mill
Scrapyard
Harbor

Commercial
Greenhouse/nursery
Garden center
"Main St" style heritage building facades
Corner store
High-rise offices
Motel
Hotel
Pub/saloon
Pool hall
Pawn shop
Diner
Café
Cinema
Theater
Concert hall
Small stores
Shopping mall
Bus station
Post office
Supermarket
Gas station
Warehouse
Lumberyard
Bank
Ferry terminal
Theme park
TV studio
Movie set
Radio station
Parking lot
Airport
Airfield
Market
Restaurant

Recreation / Entertainment
Floating restaurant
Fishing pier
Pleasure pier
Carnival rides
Carnival booths
Bandstand
Swimming pool
Gym
Ice rink
Golf course
Gondola/cable car
Beach
Museum
Art gallery
Sports fields (baseball, soccer, football, tennis, etc)
Sports stadium
Showjumping arena
Planetarium
Campground
Drive-in movie theater
Marina
Botanical garden
Race track
Ski hill
Skateboard park
Preserved historic ship
Playground

Residential
High-rise apartments
Walkup apartments
Historic houses
Modern houses
Townhouses
Row houses
Thatched cottage
Tudor house
Trailer park
Log cabin
Farmhouse
Mansion
Palace
Park
Playground

Railroad
Passenger station
Commuter rail station
Subway station
Elevated station
Signals
Grade crossing
Train tunnel portals
Freight depot
Engine shed
Interlocking tower / signal cabin
Train ferry
Water tower
Coaling station
Workshop
Turntable
Roundhouse

Govt/Institutional
Church
Cathedral
Mosque
Temple
School
Town hall
City hall
Library
Courthouse
University
Hospital
Fire station
Police station
Monastery
Abbey
Prison
Seniors care home

Civil Engineering
Train tunnel portals
Retaining walls
Swing bridge
Trestle
Road bridge
Lift bridge
Covered bridge
Suspension bridge
Building under construction
Canal
Canal locks
Lighthouse
Viaduct

Misc details
Bus stops
Trees
Fences
Billboards
Streetlamps
Traffic lights
Phone boxes
Mailboxes
Fire hydrants
Garbage bins
Newspaper boxes
Vending machines
Ticket machines
News stand
Fountain
Statue
Memorial
Hot dog stand
Street vendors
Community parade
Wedding

Countryside
Farm
Barn
Stable
Campground
River
Canal (and locks)
Forest
Fields (ploughed, with crops, pasture)
Fire lookout tower
Mountain
Rock face with climbers
Castle
Sea Cliffs
Lake
Pond
Marsh
Dam
Weir
Waterfall
Hiking trails

 

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