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#1 slovakiasteph

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

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My largest MOC was inspired by a building in Lucenec, Slovakia: the Reduta, built in 1856.  Here are a few pictures of the original building (I had to take pictures from a booklet I have, so they're not very clear):

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The front of the building... this picture shows the colors most accurately

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From the side... I didn't go with the original depth, though.


Just to give you a little background, I teach English in Slovakia for two weeks every summer, and we eat our dinner at the hotel restaurant each night.  In the original building, the hotel is actually in a tower behind the building, and this one contains an ice cream parlor, bank, many smaller shops, restaurant, and convention/ball room.

The first floor, with the ice cream shop/snack shop, hotel reception, bank, hallway, and garden:
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Another shot of the ice cream shop.  It has my favorite ice cream in town.   :classic:
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Hotel reception... the police have come in to inquire about a few escapees.  (Slovak police wear dark blue, but close enough).
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The bank, with couches for waiting (although they don't seem to be very busy now).  The panel on the wall has the exchange rates, and the man is at the exchange desk.
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I incorporated a garden in the corner that you can see from the hotel reception and bank, just to give the place a little more color.
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Up the stairs to the second floor.  We have a restaurant and bar, kitchen, and a large private dining room on the far right.

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The final third floor, with three guest rooms.

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The most expensive end suite with a bed, chairs, TV, and cupboard.

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My favorite middle blue room:

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And the end economy room where we find a hide-out:

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Link to brickshelf folder in case you haven't been overwhelmed by pictures already: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=504247.  This also has pictures of each room, sometimes from various angles.


Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed!
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#2 cimddwc

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

A beautiful building with a great interior!  :thumbup:

Though I think the top floor is a bit too high – removing one row of white bricks beneath the windows might look better and more like the original, I think.

#3 slovakiasteph

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

View Postcimddwc, on 25 May 2012 - 06:51 PM, said:


Though I think the top floor is a bit too high – removing one row of white bricks beneath the windows might look better and more like the original, I think.

Good idea, and I think you're right!  Plus, I'll have extra bricks for other projects.   :laugh:

I do plan to keep this around for a while, so if anyone else has suggestions, please contribute!
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#4 TheLegoDr

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:33 PM

Very neat building. It looks very similar to the original, which is always a nice plus. I agree about removing a layer of white. It would allow the upper windows to be in better scale with the rest of the color scheme, I think.

I like the concept of the variety inside. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

The hide-out is very neat, adding in some play value.

Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see more.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

A wonderful creation 'slovakiasteph', I  :wub: all the detailing on the inside, though one suggestion tile the counter top in the bank. :wink:
Still it's an excellent piece of MOC building, Brick On 'slovakiasteph' ! :sweet:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:11 AM

Nice building with a lot of details. I like it!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

Excellent modular! The different floor patterns are really neat  :thumbup:  The ice cream cooler works very nicely, as do the tables in the restaurant.
Keep up the good work  :classic:
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

Fantastic, accurate creation slovakiasteph! Red arches would better but I actually like it how it is. The interiors are richly decorated and varied, the tiles really bring a lively feel. The only thing I would like to see is glass in the windows.

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#9 slovakiasteph

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 25 May 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:

Very neat building. It looks very similar to the original, which is always a nice plus. I agree about removing a layer of white. It would allow the upper windows to be in better scale with the rest of the color scheme, I think.

I like the concept of the variety inside. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

The hide-out is very neat, adding in some play value.

Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see more.

Will definitely take out a layer of white bricks.

My favorite ice cream (zmrzlina) is coconut, or pineapple.  In Budapest I can get mulberry ice cream.   :cry_happy:

Also, had to use all of those criminals that were gathering for something!  :D

View Postlightningtiger, on 25 May 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

A wonderful creation 'slovakiasteph', I  :wub: all the detailing on the inside, though one suggestion tile the counter top in the bank. :wink:
Still it's an excellent piece of MOC building, Brick On 'slovakiasteph' ! :sweet:

I had thought of that but then wasn't sure of a color... I already have light and dark tan, dark blue and dark red in the room.  Dark bley, perhaps?  Maybe I should see if I have enough tiles of any color, and that will decide.   :laugh:

View PostAsper, on 26 May 2012 - 08:11 AM, said:

Nice building with a lot of details. I like it!

Thanks a lot!

View Postsoccerkid6, on 26 May 2012 - 12:30 PM, said:

Excellent modular! The different floor patterns are really neat  :thumbup:  The ice cream cooler works very nicely, as do the tables in the restaurant.
Keep up the good work  :classic:

The ice cream cooler is basically from an old Paradisa set I got in the 90s.

View Postpinioncorp, on 26 May 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

Fantastic, accurate creation slovakiasteph! Red arches would better but I actually like it how it is. The interiors are richly decorated and varied, the tiles really bring a lively feel. The only thing I would like to see is glass in the windows.

I wanted to add glass because the windows look empty from the front, but 1) I don't have enough windows and 2) the arches make it more difficult.  I could do GE-style windows if I ever collect enough.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

You just got to like the interior. The floortiles are realy nice. I myself have trouble with that part. very creative. When i saw te first picture, i thought i saw a convent, perhaps the original use of the building? The use of colours is great.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

View PostThe Dutch Guy, on 29 May 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:

You just got to like the interior. The floortiles are realy nice. I myself have trouble with that part. very creative. When i saw te first picture, i thought i saw a convent, perhaps the original use of the building? The use of colours is great.

I love playing around with floor tiles, but I think I'm running out of patterning ideas!
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