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#1 Eilif

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:09 PM

In preparation for Brickworld, I'm rebuilding some of less impressive brickington buildings.  The first of these is my Chinese Restaurant.  The original (can be seen here) had a novel roof structure and round windows, but was otherwise not very impressive.  This new model is much better detailed, and as it will be positioned on a newly created canal, it's side will now be exposed, so it has a much more detailed side as well.  Of course, since it will still have to be placed up next to other buildings, there is no protruding side detailing, except for some removable details on the roof.

As always, here's the backstory.

Mr. Lee was not expecting the increase in tourist traffic to the formerly slow-paced Brickington Island.  Regardless, he was not about to let opportunity pass him by.  After securing a small equity loan, he turned the second floor into an attractive dinning veranda, and added ornamental detailing to the front and sides of the facade.  Recognizing the need for competitive cuisine, he has stepped out from behind the grill, and hired the talented Mr Tsing to take over the culinary duties.  His daughter Wendy still manages the front of the house, and keeps the friendly family feel that Lee's Cantonese Dining is known for.


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Side
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Here's the back
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You can see the cook, let's take a look at the kitchen
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Now for some other closeups
The front elevation
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The veranda
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The interior. I'm considering adding some more detail. Right now, most of the interior is simply made for what can be viewed from the outside
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Lastly, like all my buildings, this building is modular.  Here's a charming little chinese cottage that can be made by removing the middle floor and rotating the bottom floor 180 degrees.
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Enjoy!

Edited by TheBrickster, 03 May 2009 - 04:39 PM.

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#2 BlueBard

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:48 PM

Wow, nice and pretty chinese, Eilif  :thumbup: I already knew the precedent and I must say the new roof and the yellow dragons on the entry are magnificent improves  :wink:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:36 AM

i like the frontage, and the dragons in the windows and the roofing is ingenious :thumbup:

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

The roof is amazing!  Totally realistic!
The whole building looks great, and the interior, but that roof is my favourate part.  What piece do you use for it?
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:50 AM

Just incredible and very realistic, I will be on the lookout to see this in the coverage photos now!

I love all the business men/come karaoke performers :laugh: The roof is just nuts too, Well done!

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#6 Eilif

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:58 PM

View PostBlueBard, on May 2 2009, 05:48 PM, said:

Wow, nice and pretty chinese, Eilif  :thumbup: I already knew the precedent and I must say the new roof and the yellow dragons on the entry are magnificent improves  :wink:
Thanks, I'm glad that it's an obvious improvement on the original


View Postprateek, on May 2 2009, 08:36 PM, said:

i like the frontage, and the dragons in the windows and the roofing is ingenious :thumbup:
Thanks, the roof was a lucky accident of a piece that I bought a cup of at PAB a few years back, before I had a use in mind.

View Postmikey, on May 3 2009, 03:34 AM, said:

The roof is amazing!  Totally realistic!
The whole building looks great, and the interior, but that roof is my favourate part.  What piece do you use for it?
This is the piece
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View PostI Scream Clone, on May 3 2009, 04:50 AM, said:

Just incredible and very realistic, I will be on the lookout to see this in the coverage photos now!

I love all the business men/come karaoke performers :laugh: The roof is just nuts too, Well done!
I hadn't thought of karaoke, but I that is what happens when businesspeople  get a few drinks in them!
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#7 MdrnMrvls

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:01 PM

That roof is absolutely amazing. :thumbup:
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#8 Darth Legolas

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:17 PM

Great architecture! The roof is great! I could've sworn I've seen this actual restaurant before.  :tongue:
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