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My last hurrah, Modular City MOCs & WIPs

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#1 OptimusPrime12380


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:04 AM

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I recently found myself unemployed and having to give up on my plans for building a modular city block, but I wanted to share my MOCs & WIPs with you guys. Unfortunately I've had to start selling a good bit of my collection on bricklink to make ends meet. My MOC/MOD of the Cafe Corner into a 6 story hotel was complete with the 2nd and 6th floors being of my own design and a ton of modding the rest. I was also working on a modular bank building (in light bluish gray) and a modular florist/nursery (in medium blue, dark blue, and tan).

Front (Hotel in the center, bank on the left and florist on the right):
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Florist/nursery front:
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Florist/nursery rear w/ greenhouse:
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The florist building was coming along quite nice, the greenhouse had a detailed interior with plants, flowers, drains, and a hose. Most of the parts for the creation were from the Market Street set, I was bummed when I had to take it apart to complete the Market Street set to list on bricklink. Oh well, I hope to one day pick up building again when I'm in better financial standing, but for now I'm forced to take a break. Hope you guys enjoy the pics. :classic:
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#2 General Armendariz

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:16 AM

WOW :oh:  That is huge! :laugh:  Took alot of sets to build.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:31 AM

It looks lovely. It would look great in any city.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:20 AM

Sorry to hear about your situation. I wish you the best in getting going again.

Great design, by the way. It certainly looks more like a full-on hotel now!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:27 AM

I am sorry to hear of your unemployment, and I hope you'll find the right job again!  :thumbup:

As for the WIP....

OH MY GOODNESS!!! That thing is awesome.... Thats all I can say.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:40 PM

:oh: WOW! Very impressive CC re-re-MOD I wish that lovely buldings could be part of my City...  :wub:

Excellent job OptimusPrime12380  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

sorry to hear about your job loss, but this is amazing!!! i love the bank and the hotel mod :thumbup: the 6 storeys dwarf the hotel sign :wink:


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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:57 AM

I do hope things will get back to normal for you mate... Don't worry, life has a weird way of sorting itself out, so in the end everything's gotta be OK :]

Fortune cookie talk aside, this is a wonderful complex you had been working on there! I would have loved to see some pictures of the interior, especially the florist -- we're building one for the Community Build, so we'd gladly take a page out of your book  :wink: , even though we're doing it on a much smaller scale.
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#9 OptimusPrime12380


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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:00 AM

Thanks for the compliments!!! :classic: I Hope to one day resume my dream of building a LEGO City when my finances improve, in the mean time maybe I can round up some pieces to build something for the Community Build.

I have a few ideas I had hoped to include in my city that I've never seen done in any LEGO layout, including some reality based buildings that I wanted for an entertainment district, like a Gentleman's Club, Adult Novelty Store, or Casino. Also had thought about a Comic Shop or Country Club/Golf Course. I'm throwing the ideas out there in case anyone else wants to take the idea and run with it.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:42 AM

Very beautiful.

However what is a WIP?  My sister when to college at WPI.  :)

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:07 AM

View PostThe Green Brick Giant, on Mar 4 2009, 10:42 PM, said:

However what is a WIP?

WIP is short for Work In Progress
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:15 PM

It's a shame that you can't complete this, but thanks for sharing it with us anyway.  It's quite inspirational. You've made me want to add a greenhouse to Brickington.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:50 AM

How many Cafè Corner did you buy to built this?

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