MOC : yellow modular building
Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:13 PM
Hello everybody !
It’s time for me, after a very long moment, to share with you one of my latest MOC.
After some times and times working on my layout, I came with that :
All those houses were made in a scale between classic town sets end modular building sets, with open back. This choice was a good compromise between details that you can put and less pieces needed compared to a modular building.
But with all those houses, I don’t have any new ideas or challenge to build something new. I don’t have this feeling to overpass myself trying something else. And without that feeling, I don’t have the envy to make some mocs…
And one day, I discovered here the pictures of the upcoming petshop set. It made me want to rebuild my official modular buildings (café corner, market street, green grocer, grand emporium but not the fire house, that I really don’t like…). Ok, but if I do that, I have to destroy my reduced versions… And why not to try building other modular houses? Maybe it’s a good idea… But I have to accept that I won’t be able to upgrade all of my houses… I don’t care about this and go on. So after taking some pictures of my houses to remember how I made them in case of, destroying all that stuff, storing all those bricks, I started to rebuild the official modular building before starting my own modular house…
After those first steps, it was time to build something. And my first choice was to upgrade my yellow house.
Back in time, in 2007, my yellow house looked like that :
In 2008, I just have given it some minor modifications :
And in 2009, another light restyling :
I decided to keep the general look of this house, with its classic architecure of the 1900’ and I came with that front :
3/4 front :
3/4 back :
We have the firts floor (I don’t know what kind of shop it will be :a library or a book shop, why not?), a second and a third floor with a pergola :
My first try with this pergola don’t permit to have a good playability, with a not so easy access to the terrace. Si I decided to make it removable :
And now, some interior shots. I don’t put any furniture for now, maybe it will come later…
The first floor :
With the same mechanism for the stairs that in the pet shop set, to allow a better access to the inside :
Second floor :
Third floor :
And finally a picture with other modular buildings :
I’m very happy with my first modular moc experience! As I suspected, building in a modular scale needs a lot of pieces! I used more than the half of my yellow bricks in stocks to come with that house! I realized afterwards that I don’t have as many bricks for mocing!...
Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:01 AM
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:36 AM
The modular building style certainly is an even more impressive scale. The yellow one is a really neat design, and the balcony is a particularly nice touch. However, as you say, you need to make an interior for it - at least for the ground floor, as it looks terribly empty in that last picture. That probably has to do with the fact that the window is trans-clear and so big that you're able to peek straight inside :)
Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:38 PM
One aspect that I have missed to write about this house is the different shade of yellow. I used some old and new pieces and it appears that there is a lot of shade (more or less green, orange, solid, translucent…). You can’t see it clearly with pictures, but in real, it is obvious!
But I try to find the same shade for the street font. It’s not as important for the other fonts, especially for the side which be hidden by other modular buildings.
Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:06 AM
My favourite little detail is the use of the binoculars as a railing, very ingenious!
Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:23 PM
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:28 PM
I just put more grey bricks on each sides to make them more beautifull and more finished. I know that the sides will not be visible when other modular buildings will be put aside, but I like to have a building which looks great alone...
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:01 PM
(Allthough it doesn't quite live up to your standard! ) I am working on giving it a full interior, but it might take some time. When you start cramming stuff inside, space seems to dissapear swiftly!
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