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#1 mrklaw

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Can people post examples of how they dress their streets? I'm looking for inspiration for a beginner for things like traffic lights, and general street furniture. Ideally to go alongside a modular street but unlimately I'm looking for ideas so scale isn't as important as imagination.

Thanks :)

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#2 cimddwc

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

Well, for instance, I got a newspaper vending machine:

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And a (defaced) election poster, a bench and filled trashcan - and adding some scenes like a police action is good to liven things up:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

I've desgned custom bits for my city's strees, such as this bus stop:
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And this streetlamp:
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This Street/Highway sign:
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And these custom plant beds with trees (In the top left corner of the photo):
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#4 wooootles

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Here's my traffic light design; Technic parts and snot bricks were the main ingredients

http://www.flickr.co...N08/6980448005/

I'll be watching this thread too as I am also looking for inspirations like the OP

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#5 mrklaw

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

View Postwooootles, on 11 April 2012 - 08:57 PM, said:

Here's my traffic light design; Technic parts and snot bricks were the main ingredients

http://www.flickr.co...N08/6980448005/

I'll be watching this thread too as I am also looking for inspirations like the OP

Very nice!

#6 lightningtiger

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Need a phone box.....
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Or petrol pumps......
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I might coming up with even more Lego City-ish street stuff shortly. :wink:

#7 The Blue Brick

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:32 PM

LT, that phone booth is excellent. I need to add some street furniture also.

All I have are a couple benches and newsstand.

#8 1974

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

OT!: -> Tiger, we don't have red phonebooths here in DK  - that's the UK  :wink:

And TDC is dismantling the rest, everybody have cell/mobilephones here now. Buy less Lego and save up for a ticket to Denmark  :tongue:
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

I use what comes in the sets: light posts in the Modulars. Street and signal lights from City. There's great ideas here for other bits, however. The newsstand, the different sidewalk techniques.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

I really like your bus shelter! I also have them in my town, but i have no bus. They serve more as a gazebo.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

I remember in my early Lego days I would build custom phone booths. Now they cease to exist around me in real life, but part of me want my Lego people to live in a simpler time.

I only am using the Catwoman's Cycle street light (modified of course) and the newspaper dispenser. Real original, I know.

I love seeing these other ideas. Great work everyone!
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:16 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 12 April 2012 - 11:02 PM, said:

I only am using the Catwoman's Cycle street light (modified of course) and the newspaper dispenser. Real original, I know.
I use these too. May I ask what modifications you made to it?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

View Postcimddwc, on 10 April 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

And a (defaced) election poster, a bench and filled trashcan - and adding some scenes like a police action is good to liven things up:

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wow... ThE bank is really AWESOME,  cimddwc :shrug_oh_well:
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

Sorry, 1974, that's not true. TDC actually wanted the phonebooths to be red, and in some places they actually were, as can be seen from this link http://www.fotojespe...ge.php?pid=765. But they were also dark blue and green, depending on the colour of the street furniture in the town/city.

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View Post1974, on 11 April 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

OT!: -> Tiger, we don't have red phonebooths here in DK  - that's the UK  :wink:

And TDC is dismantling the rest, everybody have cell/mobilephones here now. Buy less Lego and save up for a ticket to Denmark  :tongue:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Here are some pics of a radar trap I've made a while back:

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And a modified traffic light, which is based on the regular ones from TLC:

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With a traffic sign add-on:

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A simple charging station for EVs:

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A little area for recreation and a different street light:

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#16 mrklaw

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

thanks. Love the traffic light with pedestrian crossing button.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Nice designs Farnheim. Can we happen to see more pictures of your town.  :grin:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

View PostThe Blue Brick, on 16 April 2012 - 01:16 PM, said:

Nice designs Farnheim. Can we happen to see more pictures of your town.  :grin:
Agreed. He should create a separate topic for his town. :wink:

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