The 2015 Bricktober Mini Modular buildings aren’t too difficult to acquire on eBay in the UK at a decent price, you just have to keep your eye open for ones which aren’t up for silly money.
As I’m not at all worried about the condition of the boxes, it’s useful to watch for ones with crumpled cardboard as they tend to be a bit cheaper. I’m not collecting my LEGO to sit on a shelf un-built, but that’s my choice!
The 40143 Bricktober Bakery arrived from eBay recently so I set about opening it up and putting it together. I found the pieces quite hard to locate and make out which one I needed from the instructions, for some reason. It could have been that I was doing the build on a very small tray on my knee on the sofa, and didn’t have much room to spread the pieces out to rummage about for each one I needed. Anyway, I got there in the end.
You will notice from comparing photos on the box and the built version, that I’ve left off a few bits from bottoms of the motorised vehicles. I think this makes them more in-scale with other vehicles in Micropolis, which are usually only 2-3 plates high. The bakery will eventually end up on a proper Micropolis base, making up a single block (4 quarter blocks back to back), to be called Bricktober Court. Keep your eye open for progress on this front!