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#1 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:24 PM

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Hello everybody! :classic:

Since my today's exam is over and so I have a bit more time at the moment, I took some pictures of my latest Western MOCset designed with LDD (Universe mode of course).
Here it is:

Post Office

Are you ready to go on a trip through the Wild West? This set includes a Western post office (first floor: post office; second floor: living room) with stagecoach, post officer, cowboy, rich man, rich woman, bandit, three horses and a lot of accessory.

An overview:
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From the other side:
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The interior:
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Like in all of my newer LDD MOCsets: removeable roofs:
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The stage coach includes a removeable roof, too:
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One additional pic can be found in this folder (when public) of my BS gallery.

Comments are welcome! :classic:


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:31 PM

Love it!
If this was a real set I'd have no doubts about buying it  :classic:
And of course I love the design of the carraige  :thumbup:
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

I really like that stagecoach, with train doors and windows.  :thumbup:

But I don't like that yellow Post Office, and I mean the color of it, the building is great.
Maybe add some brown with some yellow, or dark tan, I don't know because yellow is a bit to bright and it's maybe a bit too much.

The interior of your Post Office is really nice.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:03 AM

Nice Job Klaus...this one is really nice.  I want to build that stagecoach.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:03 AM

Nice job KD.  Good color choice for the Post Office.  I love the wagon and it's interesting to see the train door.  It works well. :thumbup:

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:49 PM

View PostBrickClick, on Jun 10 2010, 08:31 PM, said:

Love it!
If this was a real set I'd have no doubts about buying it  :classic:
And of course I love the design of the carraige  :thumbup:
Thanks, BrickClick. :classic:
If TLG released it (or something similar to this my MOC), I of course would of course buy it, too! :grin:
A post office and a stagecoach were - together with a train, a train station and a saloon - the things which I missed the most in the Western theme from 1996/97.

View Postthe Inventor, on Jun 10 2010, 08:38 PM, said:

But I don't like that yellow Post Office, and I mean the color of it, the building is great.
Maybe add some brown with some yellow, or dark tan, I don't know because yellow is a bit to bright and it's maybe a bit too much.
The reason why I chose yellow as color for the post office were two:
1. Post and yellow color belong together in many countries - still today.
2. I want to design more Western buildings in order to get a whole small LDD Western Village. But if nearly all buildings have the same color, it would like quite boring, don't you think?

View Postthe Inventor, on Jun 10 2010, 08:38 PM, said:

The interior of your Post Office is really nice.
Thanks, the Inventor. :classic:
It's always one of my big requests to have a decent interior in buildings.

View PostApache, on Jun 11 2010, 08:03 AM, said:

Nice Job Klaus...this one is really nice.  I want to build that stagecoach.
Thanks, Apache. :classic:
The next days I'll try to convert the stagecoach into regular LDD (I built it in Universe mode - so there are surely some bricks which aren't available in regular LDD - e. g. the horses) and then post a link to my "design by me gallery" here (since it seems as if the Creator gallery can only be entered by logging in).

View PostTheBrickster, on Jun 11 2010, 08:03 AM, said:

Nice job KD.  Good color choice for the Post Office.  I love the wagon and it's interesting to see the train door.  It works well. :thumbup:
Thanks, TheBrickster. :classic:
Yes, the stage coach ... it took me nearly half a day til I had the design finished you can see now. But I must say that I'm quite content with it, too. The train doors aren't perfect - but they do their duty.


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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:15 PM

Nice one 'Klaus' -  I really like it - the building EXCELLENT :sweet:  and the coach AWESOME ! :grin:
Maybe it's time thanks to TS3, the wild west was brought back !
Great LDD work and keep on bricking ! :sweet:

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 12 June 2010 - 11:15 PM, said:

Nice one 'Klaus' -  I really like it - the building EXCELLENT :sweet:  and the coach AWESOME ! :grin:
Maybe it's time thanks to TS3, the wild west was brought back !
Great LDD work and keep on bricking ! :sweet:
Thanks, lightningtiger. :classic:
I'm glad to hear that you like the building very much, too. The roof above the "balcony" was a tricky work since I didn't want to use those hinge elements (which were used for the roofs in the cars til the mid-ninetees) which are no longer produced by TLG.


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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:02 AM

Hi
I have this set!  :tongue:  In real bricks! This is very similar to the MegaBloks set of 9206 - Trading Post, in their Western theme. I googled it and found some pictures at.
http://bloks.hyperbo...c&topic_id=2549
Regardless, your LEGO one is better than the MegaBloks, of which my set has melted slightly because of their quality.

Hopefully you can convert all of Cactus Town for us! I enjoyed these sets when they were new.
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

Great little set-up there Klaus-Deiter, the carriage in particular I like since I'm so rubbish at making them. The actual Post Office is very nice, I wouldn't have expected so much yellow to work but it does, and even though I think the top section where the sign is to go looks a little bare the interior more than makes up for that  :sweet:

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

View PostMattTheLegoman, on 20 June 2010 - 03:02 AM, said:

Hi
I have this set!  :tongue:  In real bricks! This is very similar to the MegaBloks set of 9206 - Trading Post, in their Western theme. I googled it and found some pictures at.
http://bloks.hyperbo...c&topic_id=2549
Regardless, your LEGO one is better than the MegaBloks, of which my set has melted slightly because of their quality.

Hopefully you can convert all of Cactus Town for us! I enjoyed these sets when they were new.
Thanks, MattTheLegoman. :classic:
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View PostBatbrick, on 20 June 2010 - 12:02 PM, said:

Great little set-up there Klaus-Deiter, the carriage in particular I like since I'm so rubbish at making them. The actual Post Office is very nice, I wouldn't have expected so much yellow to work but it does, and even though I think the top section where the sign is to go looks a little bare the interior more than makes up for that  :sweet:

Batbrick Away!  :devil:
Thanks, Batbrick. :classic:
Normally I'm not that good in designing carriages, too. But looking at several pictures of stage coaches on the web during building it wasn't that difficult - but nevertheless did take a lot of time.


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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:11 AM

Like I promised, now you can find all my latest LDD (Wild West) MOCs even on my LDD Creator gallery:
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

i really like your very "classic" (positive) western designs!

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

View Postfenris, on 22 June 2010 - 11:37 AM, said:

i really like your very "classic" (positive) western designs!
Yeah, I love that they're built to the same standard as the official sets (16x32 tan baseplate, open back). The stage is a relatively straightforward design, but it works VERY well - the only thing I would change would be to add four 1x2 plates with 1 stud on the outside seat so a driver and shotgun could sit side by side.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:52 PM

View Postfenris, on 22 June 2010 - 11:37 AM, said:

i really like your very "classic" (positive) western designs!
Thanks fenris. :classic:

View PostCarbohydrates, on 22 June 2010 - 07:21 PM, said:

Yeah, I love that they're built to the same standard as the official sets (16x32 tan baseplate, open back). The stage is a relatively straightforward design, but it works VERY well - the only thing I would change would be to add four 1x2 plates with 1 stud on the outside seat so a driver and shotgun could sit side by side.
Thanks Carbohydrates. :classic:
My aim was to design them in a style very similar to the ones from 1996 since
1. in this way TLG could much easilier produce them and
2. they would go very well with the sets from 1996/97.


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

I really like this building, perhaps a bit too much yellow, but it certainly looks good. The stagecoach is a very nice addition to the post office. I like the removable roof feature. :thumbup:
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:46 PM

Wow man I'm glad I found these MOCs. I particularly like the stagecoach. The whole thing is nostalgic... I've got almost all the old western sets from the 90s.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever thought about doing westerns in the new "modular" style? I definitely love the classic look you've got going, so just thought!

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:09 AM

Lovely creation Klaus-Dieter!  Your post office would surely fit in perfectly in a western town and would be a most welcome addition.  The designs of both the post office and carriage are wonderful, and they are also generously detailed.

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:55 AM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on 23 June 2010 - 10:55 PM, said:

I really like this building, perhaps a bit too much yellow, but it certainly looks good. The stagecoach is a very nice addition to the post office. I like the removable roof feature. :thumbup:
Great job and keep LDD'ing!
Thanks, Captain Blackmoor. :classic:
Of course I'll keep on LDD'ing  :grin: - I already planned to design a whole Western town together with this post office and the saloon.

View PostBlackicep8ntball, on 23 June 2010 - 11:46 PM, said:

Wow man I'm glad I found these MOCs. I particularly like the stagecoach. The whole thing is nostalgic... I've got almost all the old western sets from the 90s.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever thought about doing westerns in the new "modular" style? I definitely love the classic look you've got going, so just thought!
Thanks, Blackicep8ntball. :classic:
No, I haven't thought about designing CC styled buildings since I don't like them - they don't go with all the other City/Western buildings which have open backwalls (which I prefer over closed backwalls).

View PostZO6, on 24 June 2010 - 01:09 AM, said:

Lovely creation Klaus-Dieter!  Your post office would surely fit in perfectly in a western town and would be a most welcome addition.  The designs of both the post office and carriage are wonderful, and they are also generously detailed.

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Z06. :classic:
I didn't want to have them over-detailed (like all these Star Wars UCS sets). But too simple in design doesn't look nice, too. So I tried my best to find a middle way.


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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hello again!

Seems you've been busy recently. But you've spent your time well! :classic: That's a lovely playset layout having every aspect of playability of a nice medium-sized set. :classic: As mentioned before, the red stagecoach ia truly a highlight! :classic:

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:53 PM

This really looks like one of the old Wild West sets (The Bank) and the carriage is super cool in every way. I wish Lego brought back western, i remember growing up with the sets..... :cry_sad:  BUT I NEVER GOT ONE waahhhhh!!!!! :sing:

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

View PostLegostein, on 27 June 2010 - 10:24 AM, said:

Hello again!

Seems you've been busy recently. But you've spent your time well! :classic: That's a lovely playset layout having every aspect of playability of a nice medium-sized set. :classic: As mentioned before, the red stagecoach i[s] truly a highlight! :classic:

Cheers,

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Thanks, Chris. :classic:

View PostCarrollFilms, on 04 July 2010 - 03:53 PM, said:

This really looks like one of the old Wild West sets (The Bank) and the carriage is super cool in every way. I wish Lego brought back western, i remember growing up with the sets..... :cry_sad:  BUT I NEVER GOT ONE waahhhhh!!!!! :sing:
Thanks, CarrollFilms. :classic:
Completely agreement here, too! ALthough I had luckily the chance in the last years to get all WW sets from the ninetees, I still want a new theme since there is so much missing we really need for a complete, decent Western town and Western theme!


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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:12 AM

Could you possibly post the Instructions for the stage coach it really is a wonderful creation, I would love to make one myself if that's okay :).

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

isnt post office actually the shop from the original wester line with aditional floor?



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