Rufus, on 03 August 2011 - 06:49 AM, said:
Took me a while to find the frog... that and the fountain made me anticipate violence for some reason
It's so good to have a reminder not to make Baritones 3 as complicated as The Forest.
If the water in the fountain runs red with the blood of The Baker... Yeesh. Shut up Hinckley.
Rick, on 03 August 2011 - 07:14 AM, said:
Perhaps add another table to fulfill the undoubtedly high demand for ice cream in Fabuland?
And what kind of a name is Carljin (sorry, if it's actually someone's name on here...
I originally had another table in there. You can still see the plate where it set. Now that's where Carlijn stand to take orders. And the name was spelled wrong earlier. As Vincent Kessels pointed out, it's Carlijn
. It pronounced "KAA
RLIYahN." I love it. I found it on a Norwegian site. It's the name of an author. However, when I looked up the origin, it appears to be Dutch. The English "equivalent" would be Caroline.
Fugazi, on 03 August 2011 - 01:30 PM, said:
Though the fountain and the frog did send shivers down my spine!
Ah, the good times!
Do you have any comments on the difficulty of mixing the primary colours of Fabulandish elements with yummylicious realistic modern colours? I find it that you're achieving a good mix as you're not limiting yourself to primary colours yet your building doesn't look like a painter's pizza orgy nightmare. Yet you have yellow, blue, green, tan, nougat, dark orange and whatnot. How do you choose your colours when you plan a build?
I forgot how scary I made fountains and frogs for certain people.
Thanks for the questions!
As far as choosing colors go, I don't find it that hard to mix them. If you look around a city, there are many example of earth-tone brick buildings accented with primary color signs and trim. So, it's mainly a challenge of making the Fabuland piece fit into the MOC naturally. That's where the real challenge lies. I've got a couple of tricks (see my response to Pandora's comments below) and I'm always trying to come up with new ways for them to blend. As far as color choice, I choose a natural color to be the main color of the brick building. In this case, it's dark tan. Then I choose two accents colors, One is nougat and the other is dark orange in this MOC. In one of my sorting bins I mix two handfuls of the 1 x 2 bricks in the main color, dark tan, one handful of one accent color, nougat, and a half handful of the third accent color, dark orange. Then I shake the box up and build the MOC without looking what color I'm choosing. That's how it gets it's natural random brickwork look. As far as what primary colors are added, I choose a window I like and set up the walls around that. In this case, I really wanted the bay window. One thing I've learned is that the trim of the window should match the trim of the door. Fabuland houses usually use the same color door frame as the walls and the door matches the window frame. This is the first time I matched the window frame to the door frame and I think it's more cohesive that way. So, to conclude, I build it in a way that a small area of the Fabuland wall is showing. It will show that there's an area of the wall where somebody "painted" an accent color.
22kane, on 03 August 2011 - 02:42 PM, said:
I'm not a big Fabuland fan but I really like the detail on this. The front patio especially with the various colored bricks. Most of the Fabuland buildings I've seen are very basic so this is a special treat. Great job!!
Well there are many more advanced Fabuland creations out there. Check out The Fabuland Builders Guild Flickr Group
! or the Fabuland Builders Guild Index
right here in the Special Themes Forum.
WhiteFang, on 03 August 2011 - 03:44 PM, said:
Will this trigger another wave of FBG MOCs???
Yes. My buddy Steve, who I built this castle with, and I sat down and had a brainstorming sessions. I have a ton of ideas. All I need now is to organize my time. And I'll hint that all of Steve's ideas revolved around some sort of movement.
JimButcher, on 03 August 2011 - 05:14 PM, said:
Hopefully this means you're back into MOCing?
Thanks for giving me another shot at shameless self promotion.
Pandora, on 03 August 2011 - 05:35 PM, said:
This is so lovely!
The tan detailing on the facade really gives it the "shoppe" feel, and I too love the pattern of the paving, and the gumball machine is a great idea! One thing that struck me was the side window - the external detail in particular. The covered arch and sill could so easily have been overlooked but it's a charming detail that also helps to incorporate the primary colours of the Fabuland window into the build.
It's the details you put in, Hinck, that make this special.
Speaking of which, uhm, who's under the counter?
That arch on the side window is one of the tricks I've referred to above with Fugazi. It's a nice, easy way to incorporate the Fabuland wall into the brick wall. Thanks for the feedback. I thought of you as I was placing the flowers.
Pandora, on 03 August 2011 - 06:21 PM, said:
In fairness, I should point out that he
spotted "something" and I spotted that they were (probably) legs.
Always a great example. Miss you guys.
airsoftg36c, on 03 August 2011 - 07:00 PM, said:
Love it, Henck! I've ALWAYS wanted Fabuland....
Also, what's up with the legs under the counter?
Hi! My name is Hi
nck(ley). I'm glad you like the MOC. The legs under the counter are an example of The Fabuland Edge. Most MOCs from the Fabuland Builders Guild
include something a little "off" which we refer to as The Fabuland Edge.
Cecilie, on 03 August 2011 - 07:07 PM, said:
That is a really cute house with lots of nice details
. Makes me sad I don't have any Fabuland from my childhood (
) when I see the excellent ways those old Fabuland elements are blended in with more modern parts and colors
You don't have any Fabuland elements!?
Get on eBay or Bricklink immediately.
legodac, on 03 August 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:
Wow, this really will be a week to remember, my Saturday saw me and my grandsons at BrickFete and now I get to learn something about Lego I've never seen before.
Lego and Duplo together in Fabulous Diorama.
You're about to learn one more new thing: those aren't DUPLO pieces. They're Fabuland
. Fabuland used System elements and the Fabuland pieces have system size studs, not the mondo DUPLO kind.
Thanks to everyone for all of the nice feedback! I'm glad you enjoy my creation.