Sebeus I

Modular Madness: Parking Lot

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Essential in any city, cars need room to park.

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It has a capacity of 6 cars, 3 on the lower level and 3 on the upper level. It was quite challenging to make a two level parking lot on the limited surface.

Because it's a bit small I added another feature, If I had two of these they could be connected back to back, that way there would be two ramps and two lower entrances, one in, one out.

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The lower level.

The lower level is more than high enough for minifigures to stand in and big cars easely ride through (5 bricks + 2 plates high).

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The top level can be taken off to get a better view of the lower level.

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More pictures will be in my brickshelf gallery.

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I like the idea, I really do! But compared to the Modular buildings your build looks too small (so maybe you could add a floor or maybe even 2!). I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it! :sweet:

By the way I really like the cars in the garage! I say make some more!

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I thin it's a great idea; it's the kind of building that is ignored on most layouts.

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I like the idea, I really do! But compared to the Modular buildings your build looks too small (so maybe you could add a floor or maybe even 2!). I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it! :sweet:

By the way I really like the cars in the garage! I say make some more!

hmm, good point, I had thought of adding more levels but there's not enough room for an efficient ramp, I tried different set-ups for a ramp to a possible third level but it just doesn't work in the small space.

I'm going to focus on those amazing architectural details, that should be possible, thanks :laugh:

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Good idea :thumbup: This is the first parking garage I have seen.

I like your parking sign, and the various lights :classic:

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Excellent parking garage ' Sebeus I ', nice to know there is three parks left and none upstairs. Great work designing the ramps too ! :thumbup:

Good luck in the contest and Brick On ! :classic:

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Great entry, this is something I desperately need in my town.

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I think it looks great! And I like the size. But I miss some kind of wall or fence on the top floor, to protect the cars from not driving off the floor.

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I also agree that I need one of these badly in my town. I think it looks great nonetheless, maybe a few more details as mentioned before. :sweet:

I really enjoy the sign and ramp of it, especially that grey sports car on the first level. :wub:

Good luck on your entry. :wink:

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I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it! :sweet:

I agree with you that most modular buildings have amazing architectural details, but this is a Parking lot. It's made of unpainted concrete in utilitarian gray, it has no design fripperies - it's purely functional, and it has red mesh 'window holes coverings'. It looks pretty much like a Parking lot does and I like it.

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hmm, good point, I had thought of adding more levels but there's not enough room for an efficient ramp, I tried different set-ups for a ramp to a possible third level but it just doesn't work in the small space.

In that case, try an elevator! That would be really cool! :wink:

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That is a great parking lot. :thumbup:

I like the lightning in the second photo of the lower level.

Maybe you could add a forth parking space on the lower level behind the ramp?

Or a ticket machine and a barrier at the entrence?

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Essential in any city, cars need room to park.

You're free to enter this in category 3, but given it's current dimensions I think it would be much more appropriate in category 2.

Let us know if you want to change categories and we'll change the subtitle of the thread for you. :classic:

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You're free to enter this in category 3, but given it's current dimensions I think it would be much more appropriate in category 2.

Let us know if you want to change categories and we'll change the subtitle of the thread for you. :classic:

I figured it would either be not allowed or simply unfair to enter it in category 2 because essentially it is a building...

But if it's allowed to be entered in category 2 I'd like that :grin:

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Very nice build here! I've been considering making a parking garage myself, but as you say the ramp issue is a rough one. Almost need to make it with a larger base, but obviously that would eliminate your entry in this contest. Excellent work though.

Also when initially seeing it I thought it was a category 2 entry. As the above mod mentioned you might consider switching. I think you'll have better odds and more fitting competition this way.

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I agree with you that most modular buildings have amazing architectural details, but this is a Parking lot. It's made of unpainted concrete in utilitarian gray, it has no design fripperies - it's purely functional, and it has red mesh 'window holes coverings'. It looks pretty much like a Parking lot does and I like it.

I was coming to post the same thing. Yes, for the contest you might need to add detail to win, but this looks spot on as an actual garage.

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A great mix of classic town and realistic looks.

Looks great.

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That's great.the ramp is certainly the hardest part about this build. If you went any higher, it would be too steep. I think you did it just right.

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I like this build, and I do not mind at all that it is not very high or doesn't have many architectural details. It is supposed to be a simple concrete building, making it too beautiful would make it very unrealistic.

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Thank you for the nice comments :laugh:

In that case, try an elevator! That would be really cool! :wink:

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If there isn't enough room for a ramp, perhaps you could think of a lift, like TheKingOfBuilding has done it lately, see http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=66998.

That elevator is practical indeed, I'm kind of attached to the ramp though. It's a great Idea for later, my town based creations always involves cars so it's not unlikely I would make another parking lot later.

I think it looks great! And I like the size. But I miss some kind of wall or fence on the top floor, to protect the cars from not driving off the floor.

I left that open so it can be attached to another one but as a single one I might better add some fences :grin:

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Maybe you could add a forth parking space on the lower level behind the ramp?

Or a ticket machine and a barrier at the entrence?

There is room there but I already placed the ticketmachine and a thrascan there,

I definitely thought about a barrier at the entrance but that seems to be very difficult to accomplish because of the limited space :wacko:

Maybe I'll find a good sollution before the contest deadline.

That's great.the ramp is certainly the hardest part about this build. If you went any higher, it would be too steep. I think you did it just right.

Yes, it's already to steep for my sportscar (that's why it's parked on the lower level :laugh: ).

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Update, now with barriers :sweet:

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