Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:21 PM
Paddles' Inn was one of the first buildings to be erected in the Pirates' Town. After a successful stint at sea, Jim Paddles decided to return to his landlubbing habits and invest his earnings, rather than squander them. That also gave him a nice opportunity to put his interesting surname to good use and even implement it in his Inn's design. He was only given a small piece of land by the Town Council for his guest house, but he still managed to fit 2 bedrooms on the second floor, and a nice master bedroom on the first one - with an outhouse conveniently placed in the yard of the inn. During the annual Pirates fair, Jim would move out of the master bedroom, even though his wife was never too happy about having to sleep in the reception hall - but that big bedroom is definitely a nice place to stay the night and gives plenty of reason to charge the customer obscene amounts of money... Who says being a landlubber can't be lucrative!?
Right now however, the town's pretty quiet, no ships are docked and no captains have returned with a seizable loot to squander. The only visitor in Paddles' Inn is the aging self-proclaimed Terror of the Seas, Captain Doublebeard. Unfortunately, the only thing that's terrible about him is the amount of bread crumbles his beard is capable of storing after dinner - other than that, ol' Doublebeard hasn't really managed to win any significant battles, or find any great treasures. That's all about to change though - or at least that's what Doublebeard thinks after having found a treasure map in the drawer of his bedroom. Little does he know that such maps are included in the drawers of every single bedroom and this tradition would later on evolve into inns and hostels all over the world placing certain books in their visitors' drawers.
If there's one single person (?) who's really enjoying this lazy, quiet day at the inn, that's Yumkee the Monkey who, unlike his owner, does enjoy a glass of good rum. Or a bottle. Whichever comes first. Jim says all that drinking does is waste your hard-earned money, but seeing as that's the only kind of remuneration Yumkee requires for his labour (related to the outhouse, but better left unexplained), Mr. Paddles sees this as a justified expense.
Busy humming her favourite pirate tune (which she heard on 'Behind the Helm'), Lora Paddles hasn't noticed that her cleaning is not very effective and is actually helping drive away one of the few potential visitors of the inn...
Last but not least - the overhead shot:
You can find our other Community Building - the Town Square - here
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:55 PM
I also like the window in the roof and the wall around the building.
One thing: maybe something like a 'signboard' would be a good addition since it's not very clear that it's an inn now.
But the MOC itself is still very nice
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:19 PM
As to the staircases - I know they're both too small for a regular minifig, but anything bigger would look pointless given the limited space. I like the way the outer staircase turned out, and I've tried many different variations for the one leading to the storage room under the roof, but this one still worked best. I'll definitely be recycling this design in my future Pirates Town, so I can assure you I'll try to get spacier stairs
Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:45 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:26 PM
16x16 mega detail without overcrowding it - excellent !
That small frontage with loo (outhouse) and stone wall plus roughly made gate - is very period and again excellent !
The interiors are simple, but effective - I really like how the beds are made - what no hospital corners ?
Fantastic design work you have done here 'MetroiD' and keep on bricking !!
P.S. Love the monkey on the turps....... on the roof ........banana liqueur .......eh ?
Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:35 PM
I like what you did with the monkey there.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:17 PM
Oh, and I'm glad you actually saw the folded sheet - I was a bit worried that the interior photos weren't very well taken
Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:40 PM
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:05 PM
Le Vigilant: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=40212
The HMS Royale: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=39576
Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:48 PM
- Thanks Joey!
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Edited by ikensall, 04 April 2010 - 09:32 AM.
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