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#1 L@go

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:20 AM

Hi there!

Quite a while ago, I designed a modular bank in MLCad - like I normally do when constructing new MOCs - and ended up with a product I was quite happy with. Then I ordered the bricks (a lot of them) and built it.

But when I did, I realised I liked all about it... from the top floor down. I'm not sure the roof is right, and this is a problem I seem to run into every time I get to that part of a modular MOC. I usually just let it go, but this time I went back to MLCad and tried a fresh start. The end result this time was quite different - but I just can't decide which one I prefer.

Then I thought: Isn't that what fellow Eurobrickers are for?

So here's the deal: I've built this bank. It's sitting on top of my piano, complete with one of the roof solutions. I'm just not sure if that should be the final design. I've got the bricks for the other one as well - so after I get some input, I'll add the finishing touches and post it to Flickr - and here.

Which design do you prefer?

Option 1:
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Option 2:
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Please let me know what you think!

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#2 johnnyvgoode

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:35 AM

I prefer option 1. To tell you the truth, I find it pretty natural.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:48 AM

The option n. 2 is my favourite: this bank looks like a castle so the first roof doesn't fit like the second  :wink:
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#4 Locutis

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:52 AM

Definitely option 1.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:36 AM

I prefer the first one, the second one just doesn't have a city feel to it ! :wink:
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:26 AM

I think, you should keep the 1st option.
It appears to be more suitable/consistent.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:55 AM

Option 1 looks more realistic and I agree with what lightningtiger said, option 2 doesn't have a 'city feel'.
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#8 RubeusHagrid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:36 PM

1, definitely
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'd go with option 1, with some crenellations around the edge, to keep the castle look.  Option 2 looks a bit o.t.t. for me.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:25 PM

I like the concept of option 2 but not the actual design. I really don't like option 1. It makes it look like a barn... The design is overall very cool though. I would explore some more options along the lines of option 2. :thumbup: Great work, overall, though.

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#11 Locutis

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

What about a combination of option 1 and 2?

I like the green banner portion of option 2.  What about the front facade being just like option 2, but the remainder of the back part of the roof like option 1?

I've included a Photoshop of what I pictured in my mind (and described above).

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#12 prateek

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:50 PM

View PostLocutis, on 25 September 2011 - 05:36 PM, said:

What about a combination of option 1 and 2?

I like the green banner portion of option 2.  What about the front facade being just like option 2, but the remainder of the back part of the roof like option 1?

I've included a Photoshop of what I pictured in my mind (and described above).
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I like this one. I think the bank needs a proper roof, and not just those pointy things all over. The facade should be pointy, then a proper roof, like Loticus' suggestion.

#13 frogstudio

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:37 PM

I'd go with Lacutis suggestion...

#14 RedGiant

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:19 PM

Option 1 would be my choice. But without the chimney...  :wink:

#15 Trent

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:45 PM

I'd go with Locutis' suggestion.

#16 L@go

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:33 PM

Thanks a lot for the suggestions! I admit that option 1 was the original one, but I definitely agree with gifinim that...

View Postgifinim, on 25 September 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

Option 2 looks a bit o.t.t. for me.
The thing is, the exact thing that doesn't work with option 1 is that...

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It makes it look like a barn...
But the best solution really appears to be this:

View PostLocutis, on 25 September 2011 - 05:36 PM, said:

What about a combination of option 1 and 2?
Nice photo editing. I think I'll go with that and see how it looks.

The rest of the building I'm quite satisfied with - especially the interior. I think that's what I do best. So I'm looking forward to finishing this thing and getting to show you what it looks like out of the computer :)

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#17 legobodgers

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:48 AM

I prefer option 1, I think that option 2 looks unfinished. I love the rest of the bank especially the sunken middle.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

The combination between option 1 and option 2 is awesome ...I like the front green flags of this building!  :thumbup:
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#19 L@go

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:16 AM

I just thought I'd let you know that I rebuilt the roof of the bank tonight, and it looks much better now that I took Locutis' suggestion into consideration. I'll just have to wait for some proper sunlight to take some nice pics, and I'll share it. Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it!

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#20 Locutis

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

View PostL@go, on 28 September 2011 - 12:16 AM, said:

I just thought I'd let you know that I rebuilt the roof of the bank tonight, and it looks much better now that I took Locutis' suggestion into consideration. I'll just have to wait for some proper sunlight to take some nice pics, and I'll share it. Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it!

I'm glad you took my suggestion L@go, it's very flattering.    :blush:

I can't wait to see the pics.  I really liked how you made the center of the building inset between the two outter pillars.  I'd love to see other angles of your building, too.  Please take lots of pictures!!!   :grin:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:13 PM

I prefer option 1, although Locutis' suggestion is great. Looking forward to images!  :thumbup:
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