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#1 deen

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

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After a couple of months of collecting dust on my table, I finally decided that it was time to take down my Old town and to build a new one.

For a long time I have wanted to build a harbor inspired on Nyhavn in Copenhagen. So that will be my Easter project. It won't be a copy of it, but it will definitely be colorful. For people who don't know Nyhavn, here is a reference picture.

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Here is my base for it.

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Update will follow. Comments and ideas a welcome.

#2 PaulBaldowski

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

Great project idea. Great waterfront picture. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

View PostPaulBaldowski, on 07 April 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

Great project idea. Great waterfront picture. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with this.
Agreed. The base looks promising, can't wait to see what's next!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Looking good i cannot wait to see how it develops. :thumbup:
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

That's looking promissing!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

View Postdeen, on 07 April 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

Here is my base for it.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for all comments

View PostRick, on 07 April 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Please keep in mind the maximum image size of 800 x 600 pixels (per the side guidelines).

Sorry about that one. I've fixed it.

I just finished the first facade and will be taking pictures tomorrow when there's more light.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

I look forward to your updates on your harbour town 'deen'. Are the buildings going to be open backed or modular ? :classic:
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

I can't wait to see it progress. I loved your old town.

Are you going to include the boats too.  :classic:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 07 April 2012 - 10:12 PM, said:

I look forward to your updates on your harbour town 'deen'. Are the buildings going to be open backed or modular ? :classic:
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Like my old town, they are open-backed, but the bach will be covered by building poiting to the other side.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

View PostThe Blue Brick, on 07 April 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:


Are you going to include the boats too.  :classic:


I hope to include a couple of boats when the buildings are finished.

Just finished my second building. Here are some shots of the first 2 buildings. A Bar/club and a luxurious apartment.

Enjoy!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Your new town is already looking great. I love the bar with the awning.

The like the color choice of the apartment.  :classic:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Nyhavn is in my opinion one of the most beatiful and impresssive streets/channels I've seen. I'm fascinated by it everytime I'm there and in this respect, I'm looking forward to see the development of your town, inspired by Nyhavn. The first two buildings look interesting, the colours are nice, lively, but still not too much. Also, the use of 'old-style' windows fits perfectly.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

View PostRedhead1982, on 08 April 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

Also, the use of 'old-style' windows fits perfectly.

Got those old windows a lot cheaper on bricklink than the new ones.

I just added another building. It's a snack bar and an apartment.

Here you go.

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Next building will either be lime or orange...

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

Great work I love how you have included an old style lego car. It gives it a great old style feel. In my opinion I think the next biulding should be orange rather than lime green But thats just my opinion. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Ooh! Nice update. The buildings definitely have a 90's feel to them. The colors are great and my vote goes to orange as well. Just to give good variation to the street, you already have a green building. Any plans to add a tiled sidewalk?
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 09 April 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

Ooh! Nice update. The buildings definitely have a 90's feel to them. The colors are great and my vote goes to orange as well. Just to give good variation to the street, you already have a green building. Any plans to add a tiled sidewalk?

Orange it is then.

At the moment I'm not planning on a tiled sidewalk. I think it might destroy the classic feel the harbour has got. Also I just think it's too expensive to tile a whole town. Though, maybe sometime in the future when the town is completed, I will tile it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

Keep up the good work.  Your town also reminds me of Willemstad, Curacao, though its buildings tend to be more pastel.  I like how you are building in the old System style, simple construction techniques with just enough creativity to imply more elaborate designs (like the SNOT plates on the front of the blue building).  I'll be watching for more updates.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Keep it going, you are doing a great job.  The town looks awesome!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

View Postdeen, on 10 April 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:

Orange it is then.

At the moment I'm not planning on a tiled sidewalk. I think it might destroy the classic feel the harbour has got. Also I just think it's too expensive to tile a whole town. Though, maybe sometime in the future when the town is completed, I will tile it.
Too true. It definitely would take away that feeling, good point. I look forward to seeing it grow. Here, here on it being expensive. I haven't gotten there yet, but I'm dreading the day.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

I'm sure it will be a very nice MOC, but if i were you, i would stick to the white windows..... In the green building, you put red windows, but i should change them into white...  The original picture also has only white windows, and that creates a sort of unity...

But, i like the whole idea!!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

This is really nice. I especially like the blue building.

I agree with the white windows though(for the upper stories). Would give it a more light and seaside feeling. I like how you have been including the little umbrella tables like in the original photo.

Looking forward to seeing more

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Update! I finished the orange building. It's a trendy night club on the ground floor with some nice apartments (again...) on the top floors. Next house will be lime!

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View PostLegoSjaak, on 11 April 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

I'm sure it will be a very nice MOC, but if i were you, i would stick to the white windows..... In the green building, you put red windows, but i should change them into white...  The original picture also has only white windows, and that creates a sort of unity...

I get your point. My original reason for using red windows on the green building was my lack of enough white windows for the whole row, and I thought red would look best on the green building. When I get more white windows, I will try to replace the red ones.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

Really like how the orange looks with the blue.  Like the simplicity of the look, but bits of great detail here and there.

I was just noticing that there are no green building in the original picture. But I realize it is inspiration. Hoping you have fun building the lime one.  should look nice next to the orange.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

It is looking excellent. I love the choice of colors on all the buildings.

They go very well together. The little details really make it have a classic feel to it.  :wub:



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