My city story
Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:50 PM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:22 PM
Great MOCs, alex, they're most definitely inspiring to all fellow modular-town lovers. Btw, have you considered adding some green space in that beautiful town of yours? Parks and stuff? I think they'd look great alongside these buildings - you said yourself that green makes any city look better ;)
Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:02 PM
I will add some green space, like trees and flowers in the street, and I need to make a small parc near the town hall.
I have plenty of work yet!
Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:33 PM
After a long time since the last pics, I can share some few and new ones.
Now that I have finished my town houses (except from my town hall, I’m not happy with it…), I have worked on the street.
I have started to tile the street, but just started. I don’t have enough 2x2 and 2x1 dark grey tiles for all of my downtown layout area… Damned! My only hope is to find them one day in the PaB from Legoland deutchland. I’ve checked the price from the online PaB, But it’s really too expensive!
So after some pavements, I needed to use the external corner section of curved road plates to add some green. I wanted some nice trees here, not those round one (that you can find in the red sport car set 8402).
I have already seen some very beautiful brickbuilt trees (SirNadroj makes them very well!) But I don’t have all the pieces for that.
So, I made some attempts and realized that the plant leaves are in different geometric plans give some volumes and a more real look than just put them on top of each other, in parallel.
How to do this with my parts? And finally I came with that:
Well, they are not the best brickbuild trees, but not that bad considering the small amount of pieces that is used.
I also made some urban arrangement, especially with the chains.
I wanted 3 black chains but only have 3 dark grey: an old dark grey, the same in new dark grey, and the last version, one link shorter! Damned! So the 3 corners are different, and I don’t like that! I know that it is a minor detail, but it has a big importance for me!
Here some general top view of my downtown:
I have also worked on my interior houses.
You can see my post office here:
My Irish pub here:
And here the inside of my smaller CC:
On this last pic, you will not see anything… In fact, it’s really hard to see the interior of this cornered building in real, so taking it in picture is impossible… So, I don’t know if I will continue to make some detailed interiors. I think that I will just put one or two things to be visible form the windows, from the street, and that’s all.
So it’s a stand-by for furniture.
And I’m thinking to build a farm for my suburb area, a typical farm from where I live, a “ferme Lorraine”, where I will be able to put my cows and my future pigs!
Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:57 AM
Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:39 AM
Though I really love everything that's been done and demonstrated here the... lack of minifigs is entirely unsettling. It feels as if you're watching a slideshow of a massive amount of impressive architecture, but there's... never anybody using it. I suppose it just feels strange to see beautiful "homes" that aren't lived in.
Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:58 PM
Your downtown looks excellent and the addition of the trees and the small triangular "soil/ground" sections are great!
The statue at the center of the roundabout is pretty impressive too! Seeing the overhead picture in the beggining, it looked like a clock to be honest!
I love the interiors! The photocopy machine looks very realistic and what I like the most is the pub! It is one of the best I have seen and really gives you the feeling of an actual pub atmosphere! The colours (the overall brown and the green glasses look amazing), the stools, the glasses hanging from the top and the way you've designed the whole place is just beautiful!
Excellent work again and keep expanding yor city!
Xenophon - "Memoirs of Socrates"
Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:40 PM
I have also spend some times on this interior. The scale I use doesn't give me so much space for making interiors. I can only put few things, so I have to think about the essential elements that have to be here. And the choice of the colors is really important for such a place. I went to some irish pub in town to see how they look like in real and try o capture the feeling.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:29 PM
That is what an experienced MOCer like you does.
If I were in that position, the least that I could have captured would have been a good hangover.
Xenophon - "Memoirs of Socrates"
Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:37 PM
I just love that Irish pub.
It is so nicely done in such a tight space, just awesome.
Thanks! Yes I just have small areas to capture the atmosphere of my interiors... It's not that easy but I like challenges!
Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:51 AM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:50 PM
2011 the rebirth, in modular size :
It’s time for a new chapter of my city story !
Seeing the pet shop modular set gives me the desire to rebuild my café corner to its original size, and occasionally, all my official modular buildings. So after a long time of hesitation, I decided to destroy my layout, the rebirth was launched…
I was a little afraid of destroying all that work, but in the same time, that gave me some motivation to continue to build something news.
So after checking the pieces for all the official modular buildings (the pars list is very useful in that case!) I could start to build my own modular buildings :
- My yellow house
- My brown and grey houses
- My modern and art nouveau houses
- My irish pub
And after that, I just start to put some interiors:
- Inside my café corner
- Inside my pub
So, even if anything is really finished, I decided to take some pictures, as a check point of my work.
Some general view here :
A detail on my pavement :
And my two kind of trees :
You can see more pics here, in my BS gallery.
I have a lot of work with the roads, I just need a lot of 1x2 and 2x2 dark grey tiles and some straight roads to complete my street diorama.
And I have some other ideas to expend this layout.
I have already work on a corner building, which will looks like this :
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:30 PM
But I like this street scape, can't wait to see it finished.
Those trees are fantastic, mind if I take inspiration from the second tree ?
Looking forward to more updates.....Brick On Build On 'alex54' !
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:56 PM
I must admit though, I'm really gonna miss your inside corner house. Yeah, I know, I've already made my feelings known, but I just think that was a general concept with road and house positioning that worked really well. I admit I'd love to see you revisit it! Perhaps alter that sweet-looking new corner building project of yours a bit and have it as an inside corner house instead?
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:00 AM
Also, the camper van is great. I love the color. Great street. I can't wait for more updates.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:40 AM
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