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#1 CopMike

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

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I�m as excited as everybody else about the Green Grocer set. But I�ll have to wait a while before I can afford it :'-(! So I started on my own little house as seen below.

My idea is that there still some smaller houses between the big ones where people live.
They don�t want to move and the city developers can�t get rid of them to get hold of the building sites.
So I�ll be making them only 8 studs wide using two of these 8x16 baseplates shortside/shortside:
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I got to use some of my aqua bricks for this also *sweet*.

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Crammed in between Caf� Corner & Market Street.

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On more shot ;-)! I�ll be adding a third floor to the Caf� next week.

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It�s built in two modules. Oops, Hinckley�s head in the pic also :-P!

Building thin and low also saves a lot of bricks!

Well thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed it. I�m new to this city building thingy - I�m not sure where I caught this disease X-D!

Thinny�s On

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#2 zouave

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:05 PM

Great idea.  The building looks nice.  I think it could use a tad more detail, as it looks a bit blank in between CC and MS.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:19 PM

Nice!  I like the use of such vibrant colours, like aqua.  They make this building unique.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:31 AM

View Postcopmike, on Mar 10 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

They dont want to move and the city developers cant get rid of them to get hold of the building sites.
He he.... I guess thats the official LEGO Town retreat of Crockett and Tubbs....  :-P

Very well done, the dark red works fine with that aqua color, very distinct and original for
sure. The mailbox is a lovely eye catcher, too.  *y*

PS: Is this structure on the roof the elevator to the roof terrace, and when, wheres the
      whirlpool and the girls?  X-D

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:41 AM

I like the size! It looks like the rest of the city grew up around it!

I'm not fond of the bats or the brown windows. Try to add some decoration that stays within the gray color scheme. I think that the triangular roofing tiles near the bats don't work either, but I don't have anything to suggest to replace those pieces.

Is their anything notable in the interior? What about the back?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:58 AM

Very very nice, *y*  *y*  Though the brown window frames might look better in white :-/
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:14 AM

Reminds me of a similar idea I had a while ago, Copmike. I guess great minds think alike :-D One thing I might suggest, however, is make the roof taller and sloped so that it it seems a little more flush with the other buildings. Although I shouldn't be talking about being flush with the other buildings, as the baseplate and building on mine are half the length of the standard modular buildings

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:27 AM

View PostChuck, on Mar 10 2008, 10:14 PM, said:

Although I shouldn't be talking about being flush with the other buildings, as the baseplate and building are half the length of the standard modular buildings

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:-D True, but it's still a good pointer. There are buildings in Chicago that look exactly like this scale-wise. You'll see a 1/2 on an address (ie 17 1/2 N. State) and there's what looks like half a building there that doesn't look very tall and you don't know how it fit in with the rest of the block.

Hey Copmike! Welcome to the world of City MOCs. It's addictive, you'll be back. Great job here, escially considering it's your first. Old as you are, I'm surprised you haven't delved into City before. :-P My only suggestion would be to add more of a ledge or cornices between the levels, so it matches the other buildings style-wise. It doesn't have to match exactly, but most buildings do have ledges between floors and your building lends itself to a nice art deco cornice *sweet* !

I love the rooftop deck, especially the placement of the tree. Looks like a nice place to get some sun. X-D And I love your unorthodox and shameless use of "go ahead and question my masculinity" colors. :-D  *y* I hope to see more of your city soon! Great work! :-)

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:06 AM

i think it looks great, definitely small between the two but the creation is a success

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:27 AM

A very cute little building, I love the idea of a crammed one inbetween. The colours are very effective and though I think it could use more detail, it fits in surprisingly well. Good job.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:33 AM

Really nice copmike, the building scale looks cool between the CC and MS sets.
There is a tall tree in the back of the buildings X-D .
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:14 AM

Nice little house! With so much detail put in it.

These kind of small houses are quite common here in Amsterdam as well as the picture below shows:

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The interesting story with this is the following:
A servant of a rich Amsterdam resident stood in front of his masters big house and sighed and said: "if only I had a house as wide as the masters front door, I couldn't be happier". His master heard him saying this and decided that this man's wish had to be granted....

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:30 AM

Nice addition to the CC-style sets! *y*

I like the idea of adding some small buildings to the rather large ones, although Im currently working on a bigger building.
The person living in that house has got to be an artist, looking at the colors the front side is painted and the bat "decoration". :-X  :-D
Whats next: Dark violet? ;-)

Although I would say it does not require another floor Im definitely looking forward to your addition.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone *wub*!

zouave - "Great idea.  The building looks nice.  I think it could use a tad more detail, as it looks a bit blank in between CC and MS."
Thanks  *sweet*! Yes more detail would be cool. I had problems though getting something at the aqua area to look good.
And because the owner been there longer than the big houses its another style X-D!

View PostLt. Col. Thok, on Mar 10 2008, 11:19 PM, said:

Nice!  I like the use of such vibrant colours, like aqua.  They make this building unique.
Thanks :'-)!

View PostAsuka, on Mar 11 2008, 12:31 AM, said:

He he.... I guess thats the official LEGO Town retreat of Crockett and Tubbs....  
Very well done, the dark red works fine with that aqua color, very distinct and original for
sure. The mailbox is a lovely eye catcher, too.  
PS: Is this structure on the roof the elevator to the roof terrace, and when, wheres the whirlpool and the girls?
Thanks :'-)! Crocket has the crocodile in the basement :-D! The roof thingy is just the door from the stairways. The owner is actually thinking about installing a hot tub with hotties >:-)!

View PostWarnIcarus, on Mar 11 2008, 12:41 AM, said:

I like the size! It looks like the rest of the city grew up around it!
I'm not fond of the bats or the brown windows. Try to add some decoration that stays within the gray color scheme. I think that the triangular roofing tiles near the bats don't work either, but I don't have anything to suggest to replace those pieces.
Is their anything notable in the interior? What about the back?
Thanks! The windows are actually dark red, it my camera & the light that plays tricks. As for the decoration Ill remake it in the future, Im not completely satisfied myself! Inside theres some stairways and the back is empty so far :-(.

View PostChuck, on Mar 11 2008, 03:14 AM, said:

Reminds me of a similar idea I had a while ago, Copmike. I guess great minds think alike :-D One thing I might suggest, however, is make the roof taller and sloped so that it it seems a little more flush with the other buildings. Although I shouldn't be talking about being flush with the other buildings, as the baseplate and building on mine are half the length of the standard modular buildings

-Chuck
Oops :'-( , Chucks been there/done that already!! I missed yours first time around, I promise :'-)  :-P! Youll get the patent! I just did a flat roof to get it done, Ill try other styles later if the owner allowes me!

View PostHinckley, on Mar 11 2008, 03:27 AM, said:

True, but it's still a good pointer. There are buildings in Chicago that look exactly like this scale-wise. You'll see a 1/2 on an address (ie 17 1/2 N. State) and there's what looks like half a building there that doesn't look very tall and you don't know how it fit in with the rest of the block.

Hey Copmike! Welcome to the world of City MOCs. It's addictive, you'll be back. Great job here, escially considering it's your first. Old as you are, I'm surprised you haven't delved into City before. My only suggestion would be to add more of a ledge or cornices between the levels, so it matches the other buildings style-wise. It doesn't have to match exactly, but most buildings do have ledges between floors and your building lends itself to a nice art deco cornice!

I love the rooftop deck, especially the placement of the tree. Looks like a nice place to get some sun. And I love your unorthodox and shameless use of "go ahead and question my masculinity" colors. I hope to see more of your city soon! Great work!
Thanks *sweet*! More details might come, but it should look a bit out of place because of being there first. The tree .... well as darkrebellion spotted its my old Endor Bunker Scene in the background ....! Aqua On!

View Posthoang, on Mar 11 2008, 05:06 AM, said:

i think it looks great, definitely small between the two but the creation is a success
Thanks *sweet*!

View PostBatbrick, on Mar 11 2008, 05:27 AM, said:

A very cute little building, I love the idea of a crammed one inbetween. The colours are very effective and though I think it could use more detail, it fits in surprisingly well. Good job.

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View Postdarkrebellion, on Mar 11 2008, 05:33 AM, said:

Really nice copmike, the building scale looks cool between the CC and MS sets.
There is a tall tree in the back of the buildings X-D .
Endor invade your lego town.
Thanks Mr Endor spotter X-D!

View Postsimonwillems, on Mar 11 2008, 09:14 AM, said:

Nice little house! With so much detail put in it.
These kind of small houses are quite common here in Amsterdam as well as the picture below shows:
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The interesting story with this is the following:
A servant of a rich Amsterdam resident stood in front of his masters big house and sighed and said: "if only I had a house as wide as the masters front door, I couldn't be happier". His master heard him saying this and decided that this man's wish had to be granted....
Thanks  *sweet*! And a nice story too!!!

View PostHolodoc, on Mar 11 2008, 10:30 AM, said:

Nice addition to the CC-style sets!
I like the idea of adding some small buildings to the rather large ones, although Im currently working on a bigger building.
The person living in that house has got to be an artist, looking at the colors the front side is painted and the bat "decoration".
Whats next: Dark violet? ;-)
Although I would say it does not require another floor Im definitely looking forward to your addition.

City buildings ON!
Thanks Doc *sweet*! Dark violett, now thats a thought!!!

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:50 PM

Nice building copmike. It looks very good inbetween CC and GG. Would be nice to see the inside!
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:27 AM

Nice lil house youve done there.
Also love that colour  :-X  :-P
What happend with the use of that colour into that Miami-secret-thing- that -been-discussed?

Looks like a nice sun-roof on top.
Bet the appartments are pretty small inside.
Would be nice to see some interior.


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