People always said, 'Oh, you're going to be an engineer' and so I got it in my head that I was going to be an engineer.
As an engineer I don't play with LEGO. I occasionally draw lines in AutoCAD that represent pipes and spend most of my time managing projects.
On my spare time, I still play with LEGO and last year made a model of a construction site for one of our pipe rehabilitation projects. Here's a photo of one of the pipe enclosures before back filling the holes.
Here's a couple of photos of the diorama I did complete with sound walls to mitigate any impacts to endangered species and fencing to avoid any intrusion into the green areas.
Total cost for this model? After shipping and handling and acquiring all the pieces from Bricklink, about 600 dollars!
The liner in the LEGO model is transparent but in reality it is half inch thick steel.
Front View of the complete model. Notice cement truck and vent structure.