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#1 Sebeus I

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

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Essential in any city, cars need room to park.

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It has a capacity of 6 cars, 3 on the lower level and 3 on the upper level. It was quite challenging to make a two level parking lot on the limited surface.
Because it's a bit small I added another feature, If I had two of these they could be connected back to back, that way there would be two ramps and two lower entrances, one in, one out.

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The lower level is more than high enough for minifigures to stand in and big cars easely ride through (5 bricks + 2 plates high).

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The top level can be taken off to get a better view of the lower level.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:56 AM

I like the idea, I really do! But compared to the Modular buildings your build looks too small (so maybe you could add a floor or maybe even 2!). I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it!  :sweet:

By the way I really like the cars in the garage! I say make some more!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

I thin it's a great idea; it's the kind of building that is ignored on most layouts.
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#4 Sebeus I

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

View Postbadboytje88, on 28 June 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

I like the idea, I really do! But compared to the Modular buildings your build looks too small (so maybe you could add a floor or maybe even 2!). I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it!  :sweet:

By the way I really like the cars in the garage! I say make some more!
hmm, good point, I had thought of adding more levels but there's not enough room for an efficient ramp, I tried different set-ups for a ramp to a possible third level but it just doesn't work in the small space.
I'm going to focus on those amazing architectural details, that should be possible, thanks  :laugh:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

Good idea  :thumbup: This is the first parking garage I have seen.
I like your parking sign, and the various lights  :classic:
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

Excellent parking garage ' Sebeus I ', nice to know there is three parks left and none upstairs. Great work designing the ramps too ! :thumbup:
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

This turned out nicely, you've done a great job! :thumbup:

If there isn't enough room for a ramp, perhaps you could think of a lift, like TheKingOfBuilding has done it lately, see http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=66998.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:03 PM

Great entry, this is something I desperately need in my town.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

I think it looks great! And I like the size. But I miss some kind of wall or fence on the top floor, to protect the cars from not driving off the floor.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

I also agree that I need one of these badly in my town. I think it looks great nonetheless, maybe a few more details as mentioned before.  :sweet:

I really enjoy the sign and ramp of it, especially that grey sports car on the first level.  :wub:

Good luck on your entry.  :wink:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

View Postbadboytje88, on 28 June 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

I also think the construction is a bit simple. Most modular buildings have amazing architectural details. Think about it!  :sweet:


I agree with you that most modular buildings have amazing architectural details, but this is a Parking lot.   It's made of unpainted concrete in utilitarian gray, it has no design fripperies - it's purely functional, and it has red mesh 'window holes coverings'.   It looks pretty much like a Parking lot does and I like it.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

View PostSebeus I, on 28 June 2012 - 12:23 PM, said:

hmm, good point, I had thought of adding more levels but there's not enough room for an efficient ramp, I tried different set-ups for a ramp to a possible third level but it just doesn't work in the small space.
In that case, try an elevator! That would be really cool! :wink:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

That is a great parking lot.  :thumbup:

I like the lightning in the second photo of the lower level.

Maybe you could add a forth parking space on the lower level behind the ramp?
Or a ticket machine and a barrier at the entrence?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

View PostSebeus I, on 28 June 2012 - 11:27 AM, said:

Essential in any city, cars need room to park.
You're free to enter this in category 3, but given it's current dimensions I think it would be much more appropriate in category 2.

Let us know if you want to change categories and we'll change the subtitle of the thread for you. :classic:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

View PostRick, on 28 June 2012 - 09:35 PM, said:

You're free to enter this in category 3, but given it's current dimensions I think it would be much more appropriate in category 2.

Let us know if you want to change categories and we'll change the subtitle of the thread for you. :classic:
I figured it would either be not allowed or simply unfair to enter it in category 2 because essentially it is a building...
But if it's allowed to be entered in category 2 I'd like that  :grin:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

Very nice build here!  I've been considering making a parking garage myself, but as you say the ramp issue is a rough one.  Almost need to make it with a larger base, but obviously that would eliminate your entry in this contest.  Excellent work though.

Also when initially seeing it I thought it was a category 2 entry.  As the above mod mentioned you might consider switching.  I think you'll have better odds and more fitting competition this way.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:21 AM

Interesting idea!  :thumbup:

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

View Posteurotrash, on 28 June 2012 - 05:19 PM, said:

I agree with you that most modular buildings have amazing architectural details, but this is a Parking lot.   It's made of unpainted concrete in utilitarian gray, it has no design fripperies - it's purely functional, and it has red mesh 'window holes coverings'.   It looks pretty much like a Parking lot does and I like it.

I was coming to post the same thing. Yes, for the contest you might need to add detail to win, but this looks spot on as an actual garage.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

A great mix of classic town and realistic looks.

Looks great.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

Nice parking lot!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:46 AM

That's great.the ramp is certainly the hardest part about this build. If you went any higher, it would be too steep. I think you did it just right.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:26 AM

I like this build, and I do not mind at all that it is not very high or doesn't have many architectural details. It is supposed to be a simple concrete building, making it too beautiful would make it very unrealistic.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thank you for the nice comments :laugh:

View Postprateek, on 28 June 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

In that case, try an elevator! That would be really cool! :wink:

View PostER0L, on 28 June 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

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If there isn't enough room for a ramp, perhaps you could think of a lift, like TheKingOfBuilding has done it lately, see http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=66998.
That elevator is practical indeed, I'm kind of attached to the ramp though. It's a great Idea for later, my town based creations always involves cars so it's not unlikely I would make another parking lot later.

View PostLegoJalex, on 28 June 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

I think it looks great! And I like the size. But I miss some kind of wall or fence on the top floor, to protect the cars from not driving off the floor.
I left that open so it can be attached to another one but as a single one I might better add some fences  :grin:

View PostVincent Kessels, on 28 June 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

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Maybe you could add a forth parking space on the lower level behind the ramp?
Or a ticket machine and a barrier at the entrence?
There is room there but I already placed the ticketmachine and a thrascan there,
I definitely thought about a barrier at the entrance but that seems to be very difficult to accomplish because of the limited space  :wacko:
Maybe I'll find a good sollution before the contest deadline.

View PostLegocrazy81, on 30 June 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

That's great.the ramp is certainly the hardest part about this build. If you went any higher, it would be too steep. I think you did it just right.
Yes, it's already to steep for my sportscar (that's why it's parked on the lower level  :laugh:  ).

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

Update, now with barriers  :sweet:

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

The barriers look good.  :thumbup:



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