Chalet Linden Homes Development Update – July 2021


Chalet sub continent – 5th July 2021

The Moles have been very busy in recent weeks building new Chalet Linden Homes and landscaping more of the Chalet sub continent which is apart of the Bellisseria continent. Good progress is being made through the middle central areas heading up north eastwards. Development mainly started in the Hydrant region at the start of June 2021 and now it’s reached the Brookside region. There is some work being made east of the Stilt regions which is due to be finished soon.

Brookside

Work will start soon in the Baylor Creek region which will head all the way up to the Carmine Sky region. More Chalet Linden Homes are expected to be built in the weeks ahead and the new extension of the new Chalet railway line. There is still loads to look forward to and more new areas will be added in the weeks ahead.

A closer view of new developments (colour squares = progress)

As many know there is a new airstrip that has been built recently in the Bergheim region which looks really nice now. There is a rez zone here to unpack your planes/aircraft.

Check it out today – SLURL > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bergheim/161/125/23

New Rez Zones

I will blog again next month on the latest Chalet developments. Stay tuned for that.

Catch Up With All Of The Meet The Lindens Episodes At SL18B


For anyone that has missed any of the SL18B Meet the Lindens series episodes then here are all the catch up videos in full to watch again. The 2021 Meet the Lindens sessions at SL18B have been pretty popular this year and have all gone really smoothly without any major technical issues. Saffia Widdershins and Strawberry Linden along with the rest of the team have done a great job this week interviewing many well known Lindens/Moles.

Featuring Oberwolf Linden, Patch Linden, Grumpity Linden, Brett Linden and the Moles. I would imagine everyone will be back next year at SL19B scheduled for mid June 2022. The SL20B celebrations in 2023 will be huge as that would be a big important milestone.

All these episodes featured below are at least one hour to two hours long. Find out about the roadmap for Second Life, the next Linden Home theme, the passing of Ebbe Altberg, latest updates on the SL Mobile development and much more.

Live events at SL18B will end on Sunday 27th June however the SL18B regions will remain open until Tuesday 6th July 2021. There is plenty of time to explore the birthday regions and exhibits during it’s quieter days ahead.

Monday 21st June 2021 – Lab Gab SL18B Special / Linden Lab Leadership Team with Oberwolf Linden with Brett Linden, Grumpity Linden and Patch Linden

+ The Second Life Book Club with Draxtor Special at SL18B with Philip Rosedale & Tom Boellstorff

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 – Patch Linden – VP of Product Operations

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – Grumpity Linden – VP of Product

Thursday 24th June 2021 – Brett Linden – VP of Marketing

Friday 25th June 2021 – The Moles – Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW)

Please spread the word about all of the SL18B talk sessions. Well done to everyone that made SL18B a huge success. Yay.

New Airstrip Discovery In Bergheim


New Airstrip and aircraft rez zone

Abnor Mole has kindly added a new airstrip in the Bergheim region where new Chalet Linden Homes are being built now. There is a small aircraft rez zone and small bridge leading above the new railway tunnel which heads towards the Chalets. It’s worth pointing out this area and nearby regions are still being worked on by the Moles.

Here is the SLURL > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bergheim/96/146/23

With this new addition of this new airstrip in the Bergheim region it now brings the total airstrips number to three around the Bellisseria continent. There are outside continent airports like one located north in the Meighen region and one airport in the south within the Jinsil region. There is another airport in the north east in the Yuri region. It’s long distance flying and it’s great flying over all the different Linden home themes.

Bellisseria Fairgrounds Airstrip > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bellisseria%20Fairgrounds/243/170/23

Coral Waters Airstrip > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Waters/107/133/22

Hopefully the Moles will add another few airstrips in the near future. There are many residents that love flying aircraft around the grid.

Ebbe Altberg Memorial


The Moles have added a really nice Ebbe Altberg Memorial in the Altberg region in Second Life. There are little white candles dotted around, a nice waterfall nearby and a large statue of Ebbe along with a small piece of writing about him. It’s a beautiful tribute I think and it’s such a lovely gesture.

Come and check it out.

This area is a nice quiet spot on the Bellisseria continent. 

Please spread the word. Thanks!

New Chalet Railway Now Under Construction


The Moles have added a brand new railway line over at the Chalet continent where new Linden Homes are being added now. There is now a new underground tunnel from SSPE2214 to Brady Stream which is underwater at the moment.

This looks like fun! 🙂

From what I can tell the new Chalet railway line starts on the west side of the Hydrant region which goes through the central part of the Chalet regions up north towards the Wild Thing region. Just follow the green line on the map or the RR dummy block straight inworld.

Chalet Railway Map as of Tuesday 8th June 2021

  • Green Line: marks the new railway line
  • Blue Lines: new tunnels

Normal World Map View

Following the new train track eastwards shows where more Chalet homes will be placed in the weeks ahead. These huge squares are marked with Chalet House Parcel 32 X 32 v7.51.

SSPE2175

The train track splits into two parts further east in SSPE2175. There appears to be a new tunnel with some new railway track added which goes underwater. I followed the line eastwards.

The tunnel comes out in Intervale from Bergheim. The railway track stops and continues in the east in Freshwater Camp. The Moles are working on this part of the line and should be finished soon.

Freshwater Camp is the point where it resumes in terms of the new railway track being built now. There is a long part of the new railway tracks in SSPE2211/Muehlenbach. It’s worth exploring this part of the line as it meets more of the Chalet homes and the new bridge.

The railway line ends at Wild Thing at the moment. I think the railway line will continue up north and expand in the far west of the Chalets during the summer months. I will check back within the next month or so to see the latest developments.

SSPE1790 Bridge Update


New Stilt Linden Homes Coming Soon – 1st June 2021

The Moles will be adding a whole lot of new Stilt and Chalet Linden Homes in the days and weeks near the SSPE1790 Bridge. The road goes through the south part of the Chalet continent merging with the new homes already built. At some point later this year the Moles will add more bridges connecting the north and south parts of the Chalet regions.

Work is still in progress with more new areas coming soon. This is still a massive Linden Lab/Moles project and its going to take time to finish all the recent Linden Home themes.

New Chalet Linden Homes Coming Soon – 1st June 2021

The Moles continue to add more Stilts around SSPE1783. There are more Stilts being added nearby which will be finished soon. It’s worth pointing out there is alot of development happening now even on the log homes continent.

Recently new built Stilts – 1st June 2021

The Chalet continent remains unchanged in terms of work developments as of 1st June 2021. It won’t be long until the Moles start adding new bridges and new homes. The outer edges of the Chalet regions are not complete yet.

Chalet continent – 1st June 2021

The next Linden Home theme reveal should hopefully be known before early-mid July 2021 and it will be most interesting to see where new upcoming LH themes will be placed.

The SL18B regions have come online and at least one of them will have the next LH theme I believe.