sorry for the late replies. I have lived in the USA for some months (as an exchange scholar at UCLA) and was in Paris for a week (conference) and now to my own frustration I have been in bed with the flue for four days. So my activity on the forum has been a bit limited.
Victor1, on Jun 6 2010, 06:22 PM, said:
this is really amazing lego work! Will you actually add Grand Emporium to your street? I am still looking for a picture with all modular houses GE,CC,GG,FB,MS. I luv your work
Hi Victor1, thanks for your compliments!
Last month I bought a GE when I was living in the USA, now I'm back in NL and hope to add it to my street soon.
I remember there are already some comparisson shots on the forum, but I don't have a link right now.
Superkalle, on Jun 6 2010, 06:30 PM, said:
Excellent MOC with a lot of cool details. Like the shower. And the bed with its cover.
Thanks Superkalle! I spend a lot of time cramming all the stuff in the bedroom.
Gunman, on Jun 6 2010, 09:10 PM, said:
u make excellent MOCs... i love your job... (central station rox i love it heh)
Thanks Gunman! It is always supercool when people like your MOCs.
greg3, on Jun 6 2010, 11:56 PM, said:
Beautiful work!! The exterior is great but the inside is even better.... all the little details are just stunning!! (the only criticism I might have is that the bathroom might look better with a tiled floor (like the other rooms) but apart from that minor personal niggle, it's perfect!!)
Thanks for sharing!!
Hi greg3, yes I agree. Tiling the bathroom floor would look better. I was looking for some effect in the badroom floor and break a bit with all the tiling I already did.
None the less I don't think studs in the floor are necessarily a bad thing.
Captain'Spaulding, on Jun 7 2010, 09:03 PM, said:
Very nice details everywhere! Great MOC! How many time does it take to build this awersome one?
Hi 'Captain'Spaulding'. For MOCs like these I itterate a great number of time. Sometimes ripping the entire thing appart and start anew.
I think it took some twelve itterations on the exterior and something similar on the interior. Luckely, I can build pretty fast so an iteration does not nescessarily take a lot of time. Building time is more or less dominated by the flow and speed of ideas popping up in my mind.
FelixTheCat, on Jun 8 2010, 10:29 AM, said:
See, I disagree with that statement. As far as I'm concerned its every other MOC and set that has failed to adhere to the "standards" of this one.
Awesome stuff teddy. I don't know how you managed to fit so much detail in there. Only thing I'd like to see is a more ornate sign for the cafe. The blocky lettering of Grand Emporium always bothered me. It works on a post office but the Cafe deserves a fancy sign.
Thanks 'FelixTheCat', I build that high ground floor on purpose since it fits with my storyline of an old music school and I actually learned to play the trombone when I was a kid on the ground floor of a building with such a high ground floor. So for me the proportions are not odd. Where I am from lots of old buildings have such a high ground floor and I used that as an inspiration and I liked the fact that it broke up the patterns in my streat a bit. I am not an expert on architecture, so I do not know why this is. Maybe someone on the forum can enlighten me.