MOC: Joe's Garage
Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:51 PM
Hi folks, I present my first building for Greenville.
This is Joe's Garage, for fuel, tires, customizing, tune ups and more...
First a few shots of the building itself:
The front, I quite like it.
The side, nothing really special.
The back, I might add some things when I integrate it into the layout of Greenville.
The roof with a nice skylight. I'm debating on putting black tape behind the sign, but it isn't very lego-ish I suppose.
Now meet Joe and his wife Anna;
Here you can see how the garage door works, it slides over the white rails and can be opened with the roof closed.
Inside the shop, Anna runs the counter and most of the Fuel sales:
Of course they sell motor oil as well. (Had to show my vintage Shell bricks hehe)
Behind the counter is a small office with a kitchen, fridge, table, woodburner for heating, a telephone and yes, Pizza!
The hart of the shop is of course the workplace. Joe loves old signs, so the shop is literally full of them.
Ah, there we have a customer! ''Fill 'r up sir?'' ''No, I need a new tire I think.''
No problem for an experienced greaser like Joe;
Look who's rolling into the street, it's Captain Green Hair on his new chopper!
''Fuel sir?'' ''Yes and you woman!''
And there they blast off into sunset, leaving poor Joe to himself...
This is the first building I've made for my upcoming city layout, I will name it Greenville. (Said that a few times now I guess) This isn't a very complicated building, but it is nice to have a bit of learning experience into my journey of buildings.
Credits for the hotrod go to Misterzumbi, it was mainly inspired by his wonderful Hotrods.
Credits for the chopper go to Mijasper. I just wanted a fat rear tire and a bag to bring clean socks.
That is all folks, I hope you enjoyed it!
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:58 PM
I love the 'Joes Garage' sign, and the way you've made the brick walls with both bricks and plates. It adds an "old brick" feeling to the building. I really like your garage door, and how "messy" you've made the tools look, just like a real garage.
The vehicles are nicely designed, too.
Overall, it's a very nicely done MOC.
Edited by Locutis, 05 February 2012 - 03:28 PM.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:28 PM
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:14 PM
The brick-built sign is very nice, especially the light blue shading on the letters (shame about the R, which is the one letter that doesn't really work...). Maybe, instead of taping the back, you could add some 1x4x3 panels to the back? That way, you'll cover up the mirrored letters without making the sign two bricks deep.
The building itself is lovely, even though it's simple. The different-coloured plates in between the bricks really add a realistic touch to it, and the colours work so well together - the dark green windows suit the brown walls perfectly. And I'm very impressed by that garage door, that's a neat way to do it.
The interior is great, too, and very authentic with all those signs. I'd make one little modification to the oilcans: I'd remove the 1x1 plate and the 1x1 tile and replace them with one of these - they work perfectly for oil can tops.
And that hot rod is superb :)
What's not to like? If this is just the first of several buildings, I'll be very much looking forward to what comes next!
Edited by L@go, 05 February 2012 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:49 PM
Just in my taste! I love everything about it! The garage door, the brick work on the outside, the windows... the only thing I could wish for is some more "dirt" in the work shop, but that's just me.
The female minifig is perfect! She reminds me of a character in "Pulp Fiction", by the way...
(I also have been staring me blind on Misterzumbis choppers and motorcycles for quite some time now... they're masterpieces.)
Edited by RedGiant, 05 February 2012 - 04:59 PM.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:17 PM
It's also very nice to see the fantastic verhicles of mijasper and Misterzumbi (IMHO two of the best vehicle builders you can find at this scale) in such a stylish surrounding - they add still more coolness than it already has.
Awesome Garage, I like it a lot!
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:33 PM
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:23 PM
Excellent job there 'Captain Green Hair'....raising the bar eh ? (Let me see what a tiger can knock up. )
First building in your town, I wait now for your next....Brick On 'Captain Green Hair' !
Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:48 AM
Thank you for sharing! By the way, nice ride.
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