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#1 Holodoc

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:50 PM

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Hi there!

I always try to build something new from just one set.
When I got my hands on the brilliant 4954creator model town house, I still missed something similar to the 7997 Posted Image for my train layout.
So I started to build a train station with that bricks only.
Here are the results (the minifigs are not included to 4954 :-P ):

The front with a glass-cash-back machine (is there a regular name for that?):
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The back. To the left a small pizza service.
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The complete liftable roof.
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The station without roof.
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Waiting area and luggage keeping. Due to my son I had to add a ticket machine instead of a ticket counter. :-| :-D
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The ticket machine in closeup. ;-) This thing is actually working! You can put a ticket in the back that will slide out to the front. *sweet*
To the right a small basin (not so obvious).
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Before you can pass to the rails you have to void your ticket in the ticket canceler. Then you may pass the barrier.
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The italian restaurant (take away only :-P ) including an oven, variety of drinks and a small shelf to prepare the pizza.
No need to argue - Pepper�s selling the best pizza in town! X-D
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After having built the station I added some more "flavour" to it by placing certain parts NOT included in the creator house. That�s a lot better, off course. :-D

One example:
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Note that the "named" pics are from the "4954 section" and the pic.....jpg are from the modded station.

Enjoy and feel free to comment. ;-)

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:21 PM

Very nice, that 4954 MTH color scheme fits well and you really included a lot of neat
details, especially that working ticket machine.  *y*
The only thing I miss a little by a station of this size is a toilette.... well, I hope
your train arrives in time, Doc.  X-D

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:29 PM

Great work!  *wub*  I have that set (and the train station!) and l love it. I am planning on making mine into building of similar size and structure to Market Street. (I will use extra pieces though as I will need parts for the floors!  :-P )

That ticket machine is great! I recall something simiar in a Harry Potter set. Were you trying to replicate that, or was this your original idea? If I didn't already have 7997 I would be considering doing something similar. I love all the rooms and how you made is so the roof came off in one piece.





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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

View PostSinner, on Sep 10 2007, 12:29 PM, said:

Were you trying to replicate that, or was this your original idea? If I didn't already have 7997 I would be considering doing something similar. I love all the rooms and how you made is so the roof came off in one piece.
I dont have any HP sets, but it wasnt my own idea neither. 8-|
My son (8 years old) came up with the ticket machine, he was the one constructing and placing it. I will tell him of your kind words, I know its appreciated. :'-)

For the roof: I had to build it three times. First I made only one dormer on the roof facing to the front. Then I decided to place another one to the back. I couldnt do it like the front because there were roof parts lacking for an exact copy of the dormer. When I had finished it I realized that the dormers werent exactly on top of the passage.
And for the light gray plates on top: I had to use almost all gray plates for that - quite fiddly.
I was really satisfied when everything turned out like it does. *sweet*

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:21 PM

Very nice, with just this sole set to MOC with!

The only thing that seems to be missing is a platform, but presumably building one was not an option with the pieces supplied in the townhouse-set.
I like the design of the clock and speakers, simple but yet very functional.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

View PostHolodoc, on Sep 9 2007, 11:50 PM, said:

The front with a glass-cash-back machine (is there a regular name for that?):
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thats an atm. anyway that is very cool i wish i could moc like that :thumbup:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:36 AM

1. What's pepper doing there?
2. When can we expect instructions?

Lovely MOC. if i get 4954 i'll have to get a 2nd one for this.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 08:37 PM

View Postmaiq the liar, on Aug 3 2008, 02:36 AM, said:

1. What's pepper doing there?
2. When can we expect instructions?

Lovely MOC. if i get 4954 i'll have to get a 2nd one for this.
1. Placing a bomb.  :hmpf:   No - he´s selling pizza of course!:wink:
2. Err... later...maybe...

You don´t have to buy two. This MOC was made from one copy only! :classic:
But set 4954 is definitely worth buying two copies anyway. :grin:

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

i wanted 2 so i could have both the house AND the station.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:53 AM

Well done, a classic station with thoroughly modern facilites.  (minus the toilet of course)...
     I also have an afinity for making MOCs that are limited to the bricks in a single set, but mine don't usually come out as well as what you have here.  Even before your non-set-additions, it looks like it could have been a real set. I had planned to do something similar with mine, but I ended up canibalizing it for pieces before I had a chance to.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:00 PM

Something inside made me smirk at the Trekkie peering over from his drink, wondering why he can't just teleport his way to the movie premiere.  :tongue:

Great MOC and ticket holder, like said before, cool ideas from you and your son.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:19 PM

but seriously though, shouldn't Pepper be on Lego Island, waiting patiently for a 3rd game? Brickolini Pizza doesn't strike me as a franchise...UNLESS IT'S...A CLONE OF PEPPER!!
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

I know it's been a while since you posted this, Holodoc, but I was indexing it and just wanted to comment on how nice I think it is. I love how much detail you can get into an interior even in a smaller building like this. Nice work. :classic:

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

Unexpected, but thanks anyway! :cry_happy:
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:42 PM

Wow! It's amazing what you can do to sets, Holodoc! I love the working ticket machine! A stroke of genius. Can't wait for your other MOC's!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:55 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Aug 31 2008, 02:16 PM, said:

Unexpected, but thanks anyway! :cry_happy:
Sure thing! You really have so much detail and activity in your interiors. I always run out of space because I try to build so big. But, you're better even than TLG at creating realistic interiors and it's really inspiring to see. The Post Office was a great example of that, but you expect more room in a bigger modular MOC. Nevertheless, a functioning post office with sorting, delivery and HR offices was a nice surprise. This is a normal system scale creation and every space has a function and I think that's a real skill. Seriously, there's even an Italian restaurant inside!

I also love the bottle recycler. We don't have those in the states and I just saw a real one for the first time in Norway. Another example of your great attention to detail. :thumbup:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:46 AM

I too am a fan of building a new creation from worthy sets Holodoc. You have nailed the station! This is exceptionally built and detailed for a limited amount of bricks, well done!

I love the ticket dispenser and voider, as well as Peppers Pizza takeaway, very cool indeed! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:41 PM

You've created a very nice train station! I think it would be ideal for a small town. Good work!
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