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#1 dede_la_fee

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

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I had recreated a Cafe Corner close to the original one last winter, thanks to a few orders to Bricklink, but I wasn't happy with the interior, so I spruced it up and added a 16x32 baseplate upon which I built a true hotel lobby, but I tried to keep it true to the rest of the CC.

I also printed stickers and cut out an apron for my waitress in a useless Harry Potter cape.

All of it can be seen there; but I'm posting a few pictures here as well to give you a sample of what it looks like:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

Pretty good CC version.  This building really deserves that extra 16x32, and it looks very good that way.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

I looked through a few of the photos. You did a great job, really. The additional 16x32 is a nice touch, both inside and out. The interior bits look great, I like the hobby a lot. The outside entrance you put with the red awning and your take on the seating arrangement is good. I like the original red roof better than your grey. I get the switch and the grey is appealing.
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#4 dede_la_fee

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 26 May 2012 - 08:16 PM, said:

I looked through a few of the photos. You did a great job, really. The additional 16x32 is a nice touch, both inside and out. The interior bits look great, I like the hobby a lot. The outside entrance you put with the red awning and your take on the seating arrangement is good. I like the original red roof better than your grey. I get the switch and the grey is appealing.
I actually decided on the dark grey roof tiles because the dark red would have clashed with the bright red awning, and black tiles are already on quite a lot of my modular buildings.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

Looks great. I love all the little details you put into every room of the build. Great idea to add an extra 16x32, it really gave you the room you needed to make it feel like a hotel.

My only suggestion is to put more photos in your first post :grin: At least one overview of each level.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Nice. Can we see more pics?

#7 dede_la_fee

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

As requested, I'm posting a few more pictures:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

Wonderfully detailed modified Cafe Corner 'dede_la_fee' and there's nothing wrong with customising minifigs....I do the same. :wink:
I like the tiled floor, a classic art deco pattern. :thumbup:
Excellent job designing the interior and Brick On 'dede_la_fee' ! :classic:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

Is there any way you could post a close-up of the apron you made for the waitress?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

View Postpurpleparadox, on 26 May 2012 - 10:36 PM, said:

Is there any way you could post a close-up of the apron you made for the waitress?

Click on dede's link to get to the flickr set-- there's a picture there.

Nice work!  I've been adding an interior to my CC as well, but the extension works well here.  I think the dark bley roof works well.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

DeDe,
You are so correct that the ground floor room is too small to do much; I ended up buying two CC's and combining them so there would be room for a larger restaurant, etc.
These are gorgeous buildings, and all of the modulars are wonderful in my book. Congratulations on a fine build!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

I prefer the original colours, with the white/yellow awnings and the dark red roof, but if you change the yellow to red it's a logical choice to change the roof as well. Apart from that personal choice on the colours I think you've done a pretty darn good job with this. Adding another 16x32 is a very good idea, and it's amazing to see how much more room you get inside from doing that. The bar and the reception area are my favourite parts of this, but some of your custom stickers are pretty neat too, especially the H with the stars just outside the hotel door. I think I'd maybe have tried not to cram so many rooms into the upper floors, as they end up quite cramped - but still: Great job!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Great bigger version of Cafe Corner and great interior! I'm wondering why TLC decided to put nothing in there. The rooms look cozy and inviting.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

It's a wonderful MOD of the CC, dede la fee. I work in a hotel, so I always like to see how people make the details in Lego. And you have really nice details here. Though I must admit that I wonder how people should get to the second bed in the twin room on the second floor. Climb over the first bed?  :wink:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

I like the bar-counter you made, I´we been puzzling with something similar (not CC) but I never managed a good solution that did not take to much space.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

I like it a lot. I think there is too much dark-bley on top. Maybe make the bits on the flat roof, and the curved slopes above the dormer windows black.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

View Postwooootles, on 26 May 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

Pretty good CC version.  This building really deserves that extra 16x32, and it looks very good that way.

View Postdarkdragon, on 26 May 2012 - 08:33 PM, said:

Looks great. I love all the little details you put into every room of the build. Great idea to add an extra 16x32, it really gave you the room you needed to make it feel like a hotel.
My only suggestion is to put more photos in your first post :grin: At least one overview of each level.

View Postlightningtiger, on 26 May 2012 - 10:14 PM, said:

Wonderfully detailed modified Cafe Corner 'dede_la_fee' and there's nothing wrong with customising minifigs....I do the same. :wink:
I like the tiled floor, a classic art deco pattern. :thumbup:
Excellent job designing the interior and Brick On 'dede_la_fee' ! :classic:

View Postslovakiasteph, on 26 May 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

Nice work!  I've been adding an interior to my CC as well, but the extension works well here.  I think the dark bley roof works well.

View PostL@go, on 27 May 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

I prefer the original colours, with the white/yellow awnings and the dark red roof, but if you change the yellow to red it's a logical choice to change the roof as well. Apart from that personal choice on the colours I think you've done a pretty darn good job with this. Adding another 16x32 is a very good idea, and it's amazing to see how much more room you get inside from doing that. The bar and the reception area are my favourite parts of this, but some of your custom stickers are pretty neat too, especially the H with the stars just outside the hotel door. I think I'd maybe have tried not to cram so many rooms into the upper floors, as they end up quite cramped - but still: Great job!

Coming from AFOLs so talented, it's very flattering! :blush:

View PostLegogal, on 27 May 2012 - 12:42 AM, said:

DeDe,
You are so correct that the ground floor room is too small to do much; I ended up buying two CC's and combining them so there would be room for a larger restaurant, etc.
These are gorgeous buildings, and all of the modulars are wonderful in my book. Congratulations on a fine build!

View Postlegotrainfan, on 27 May 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

Great bigger version of Cafe Corner and great interior! I'm wondering why TLC decided to put nothing in there. The rooms look cozy and inviting.

I assume they wanted to let the builders use their imagination...

View Postlaka, on 27 May 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:

It's a wonderful MOD of the CC, dede la fee. I work in a hotel, so I always like to see how people make the details in Lego. And you have really nice details here. Though I must admit that I wonder how people should get to the second bed in the twin room on the second floor. Climb over the first bed?  :wink:

"Ole Kirk's Café"  :thumbup:

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We do have a dream: make a section on my website where we can show the "history" of the town, the minifigs building the town from scratch, starting with a small farm, then progressing towards a whole village, then a thriving town, with some of the older building falling into disrepair.... Listen to me, dreaming out loud, we're far from that right now!  

View PostPlauge, on 27 May 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

I like the bar-counter you made, I´we been puzzling with something similar (not CC) but I never managed a good solution that did not take to much space.

I hope mine inspires you to make your own now.

View PostgotoAndLego, on 27 May 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

I like it a lot. I think there is too much dark-bley on top. Maybe make the bits on the flat roof, and the curved slopes above the dormer windows black.

For the roof color, I tried black, but to me it looks sooooooooooooo much better in dark grey, and I'm planning other buildings with dark grey roof, so the MOD CC will blend in just right...

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

View Postdede_la_fee, on 27 May 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:


I actually named my Lego town "Christiansenburg" :wink:, As soon as my man and I are moving to a larger place, big enough so we can dedicate an entire room to our Lego town and trains, I'll also put numbers to the buildings and names to the streets.

We do have a dream: make a section on my website where we can show the "history" of the town, the minifigs building the town from scratch, starting with a small farm, then progressing towards a whole village, then a thriving town, with some of the older building falling into disrepair.... Listen to me, dreaming out loud, we're far from that right now!  


Hehehe... "Christiansenburg". What a great tribute to the Lego-family.

I think it sounds really interesting, the project you and your husband have got. I really would like to follow that. I hope you can find a bigger place so soon  :wink:
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

What a lovely extension of CC Dede. The interior looks very nice. The grey roof doesn't look out of place. Great effort and very creative
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