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  1. Another weekend, another update!! This week sees the conclusion of the ongoing Kiteman story!! Enjoy... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr As you can tell, I got a bit carried away (and had lots of fun doing it!!)... I have a few more ideas for stories too (not sure if they should be posted here or in the Comic section) but the next update should be back to showcasing the more normal side to life in Ballabreek!! (but fear not... Kiteman and the Red Hood will be back!!) Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome!!
  2. Now that's a building with character!! (Perhaps not the sort of character you'd want to meet in a dark alley but character all the same!!) I love all the details like the pipe work and litter (good use of those stickers too!) Excellent work!!
  3. Another great buil LT!! I really like the interior with the shelving and goods. As others have said though, I do think it would look even better with some sort of corner supports but that's just me being picky!! Nice job and thanks for sharing (good luck on Ideas!!)
  4. That's one crazy looking town... But I like it!! The large museum type corner building is my favourite I think!! Excellent work - thanks for sharing!!
  5. That's fantastic!! Comparing it to the real thing, your attention to detail is spot on!! (And some great parts usage!!) Will it get an interior? Excellent work!!
  6. Wow!! A beautiful looking building!! I really like the exterior design and the use of colour you've got going on and the interiors pretty cool too. With skills like that I think you could easily get a job with Astrid!! Excellent work!!
  7. That's excellent!! As others have said it's perfectly in scale... Might be making one for my Lego town!! Nice job!!
  8. Despite not being a fan of friends (mini-dolls!! Why, Lego? Why?) I do think their buildings have some potential, something you've shown here with a really nice looking build!! I especially like the entrance way and roof terrace!! Thanks for sharing!!
  9. Well I believe "Fake News" is all the rage these days!! So with that in mind, no doubt there'll be those that think this week's update is just a result of my overactive imagination!! Anyway, for those wondering about the plight of Ballabreek Police's latest prisoner... here it is!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr As you can tell, I'm looking to use the new Batman sets in my town and have a few ideas for storylines set in and around Ballabreek. Throughout the year I hope to mix them in with updates focussing on the more everyday aspects of life in Ballabreek!! I've tried something similar before with the TMNT and Ultra Agents (both themes which Lego retired before I could finish!!) Hopefully this time I'll actually get my stories told!! (the next update or 2 should finish off the Kiteman story!!) There is already a small bus stop around the corner but no bus!! (never got around to converting the last official one to drive on the left!! Might see about getting/converting the upcoming bus station set...) In the meantime, it's now home to a piece of modern art. An interactive sculpture called "Phyllis". Supposedly it represents the "Inner gatekeeper of the soul" Keeping all our dark thoughts and feelings in check (or something like that... the artist was a little vague!!) To passers-by though, its motion activated light display and random voice messages just make it cool!! (Some minifigs have even started a petition to make "her" the town mascot!!) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr (Guess what movie I went to see last night!! ) Anyway, thanks for looking... comments are always welcome.
  10. With the "planning issues" all sorted, Ballabreek's latest shop can open.... A Lego Store!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr As you can see, it just about fits in the available space. The parking space has been kept but on a smaller scale (part of the town's desire to reduce car usage and encourage greener forms of transport!!) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Since opening earlier this week the store has proved very popular... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Not sure what to put in the gap - a seating area or some decorative planters perhaps? Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr I have to admit that I'm now rather envious of the Ballabrrek citizens as a visit to my nearest Lego store involves a plane or boat trip!! Although if I lived just over the road from one I'd have gone bankrupt years ago!!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr And in case anyone was wondering what happened to the "Balloonist" from last week... well, he's languishing in a Ballabreek Police cell waiting to appear in court (seems he was in breech of a previous court order banning him from such stunts) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr What'll happen to him? Watch this space!!! In the meantime, thanks for looking!!
  11. Thanks for the comments... I'm afraid I don't have any kids or LEGO mad friends to share my builds with, so apart from the nice people here at EB viewing this topic, my builds are solely for my own enjoyment (and why not!! Eh?) I'd say if you want to build/play with your LEGO then go for it!! Now onto this week's update... By now, work should have begun on building on the empty plot we saw last week but there's been a hitch as the planned building is slightly too big for the area available!! Now I could increase the paved area but that would mean losing the parking bay - something my minifigs have objected to as they say it will adversely affect trade and visitors!! As a result, the build is on hold until the local planning office makes a ruling (in actual fact I'm just working on a solution that doesn't involve me having to buy a straight road plate!!) In the meantime, the local authorities (i.e. me!!) have granted permits to allow local businesses to use the site on a temporary basis... 3 evenings a week, the village gets a visit from the pizza truck (run by the owner of the shop that once stood on this site) It's proved very popular (when he's not here he's visiting the neighbouring towns and villages!!) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr At other times, local stall holders can set up on the pavement. Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Today we have... the hog dog stall... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr The flower seller... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr And the balloon seller... Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Speaking of balloons, there have recently been some strange goings on near the beach... Is it a bird? Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Is it a plane? Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr No... it's a nutter with a balloon backpack!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Charles "Chuck" Brown, local daredevil and, from an early age, toatally obsessed with flight. He's carried out stunts involving balloons, parachutes, gliders and even man-lifting kites. Today he's aiming to cross Ballabreek Bay just using helium balloons and the wind!! After 4 hours in the air, he's nearing his chosen landing site and things are looking good!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr But a sudden gust of wind causes him to overshoot and head towards the main road, busy with traffic!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr by g.nat, on Flickr Fortunately he lands safely but not without causing a great deal of disruption!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Luckily, no one was hurt but it could have been a very different result!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr For causing such mayhem and potentially violating a number of laws, Mr Brown is taken away by the police for questioning.. Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr As you can tell, I've recently got a few of the new LEGO Batman Movie sets and want to make use of them as much as possible. I'm loving all the obscure villains (including Kiteman!!) and hope to do a few "origin" stories set in and around Ballabreek. Perhaps even the Dark Knight himself will visit!!! Anyway, as always thanks for looking...
  12. 15 15 14 12 1 Well done to all those who entered.... this was a hard decision!!
  13. That looks really nice... the gold details set it off perfectly and I especially like the way you've attached the rear wheels - clever!! I wonder if I'm the only one thinking a black version would make a good horse drawn hearse?! Anyway, great build - thanks for sharing!!
  14. Thanks for the comments... now for this week's update and new premises for a well loved local business!! M's Gems was opened in 2013 and is run by Molly (a former geologist for the mining company who now sells decorative minerals and gems). Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr As you can see it was a small shop built in the classic open backed style (in fact it was originally a bank from an official Batman set) However, times and tastes have changed and I want to limit open backed structures to the edges of the layout while at the same time incorporate the new Creator style buildings in the centre. As a result Molly now has a new shop!! Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr The build is a MODed version of last year's Corner Deli (combined with the Doctor Strange set!!) with the Gem Store downstairs and an apartment upstairs which is used by the mysterious benefactor who financed the building. Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr I have posted this build before in it's own topic (with more detailed images of the interior) As always, I have a bit of a backstory to the change but haven't yet had time to photograph/set it all up but I'm hoping to include more of the licensed sets into the life of Ballabreek over the coming months so fingers crossed!! In the meantime I now have a new building space to decide what to do with (A major building toy company has expressed an interest in opening a retail store on the site but we shall see!!) Untitled by g.nat, on Flickr Thanks for looking and as always comments are very welcome...
  15. Your buildings aren't too bad... I really like the use of the olive green cheese slopes!! (Not sure what it's supposed to represent - a broken window? But it adds texture and interest - something your other 2 buildings seem to lack.) I think you'd definately benefit from adding Windows and other details though... If you're stuck for ideas, I'd suggest going for a walk around wherever you live and looking at/photographing a few interesting looking buildings. Then use those ideas as a basis for your work. Don't worry about the lack of rear walls... Classic town buildings never had back walls and personally I still love them!!! Anyway carry on building and most importantly have fun!!