I have to say I really love the modular buildings Lego has released, Café Corner, Green Grocer and Market street. Not only are they great sets, they also present another step in the direction of making a whole theme targeted at AFOLs.
The modular system is great, finally a system everyone can follow to join together and make huge busy street layouts. And if you want to rearrange your houses, no problem, just put them in a different order. If you want to rebuild one, you can just take it out without affecting the rest. I love the system so I gave it a try and built some MOCs following what the AFOL world calls the Café Corner modular standard:
Jobasha's Odd Books
Jobasha's Odd Books is a bookstore specialised in ancient scripts and accounts on the occult and anything science cannot explain. In recent years it has turned from just a bookstore into a place of discussion where many people meet to conjure up explanations for strange events.
If you have something you can't explain, Jobasha's Odd Books is a good place to go for advice, not only does Jobasha the Cat know a lot, most of his frequent customers can explain a thing or two as well.
Bistro Le Pont
Or the Bistro next door, as Jobasha calls it. His little apartment above the bookstore lacks a kitchen so this is where he eats, but if there's anything he can't stand it's a rude waiter!
Harry sells anything you need to build, repair, fix, or demolish. And if he doesn't have it, he'll find it for you!
I took this one with me to the Classic Castle meet in Billund last may, where we found an inventive new use for the roof: a battle arena!
This is an old gothic town hall as seen in many old cities. It's 48 studs wide so quite a bit bigger than Café Corner and Green Grocer and them to make it stand out as an important building in a street scene.
I'll be making many more of these, because I really love this modular system!
Edited by Phred, 19 September 2011 - 06:51 PM.