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#1 lightningtiger

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

I posted this morning I would be coming out with some new creations to fit Lego City better. :classic:
Since many of the new trucks and vans release in 2012 have the logo CITY on their grilles and bodywork, then I though CITY Motors would make a great sub-theme.
First MOC is called CITY Bearings.
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First thing you will see it's based on something from Lego City in 2009....guess what ?
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Now a home truth, the drive belts hanging up there are NOT Lego ones, but 25x1mm belts I use in fixing DVD players (couldn't get any more Lego ones at the moment). :blush:
The red boxes on the shelf are bearing kits, but what do you think are those white/red tubes and that device on the bottom shelf ?
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Closer look at that object.

Next will be a tyre and battery fitting bay linked to this building....comments, suggestions and questions welcome.
Keep watching ! :classic:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:14 AM

A grease gun?  Nice work, lightningtiger, I like it.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:26 AM

View PostChurchill, on 13 April 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

A grease gun?  Nice work, lightningtiger, I like it.
Bingo, you got it first shot 'Churchill'. :classic:
I seem to have a knack for making small to medium sized minifig scale tools and machinery, oh....now what can I come up with the tyre and battery place eh ? :wink:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:28 AM

I think your choice of customer gave it away!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:44 AM

View PostChurchill, on 13 April 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

I think your choice of customer gave it away!
Sort of, I built it up in front of a friend of mine who was a motor mechanic once (back problems got him out of that job) and he guess grease gun without our Fonzie look-a-like ! :wink:
Work is under way on the tyre place right now. :wink:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:54 AM

Well, so far, so good. You are truly the king of 8x16 buildings. I always like seeing the details and bits you put inside your buildings.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:10 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 13 April 2012 - 03:54 AM, said:

Well, so far, so good. You are truly the king of 8x16 buildings. I always like seeing the details and bits you put inside your buildings.
Thanks, I decided to keep some of detailing as per a regular Lego City set. Though the tyre place, I'll need to get more radical with equipment since it's for trucks and heavy machinery. :blush:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

Nice to have you back in this century  :wink: Even though I liked you 50'es cruise a lot.

I love the idea of small City additions. They're my one weakness you know  :wink: This is a great shop. Every collectible minifig, ought to have their own little shop or scenerie in Lego City.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

View PostMadManMingo, on 13 April 2012 - 07:49 AM, said:

Nice to have you back in this century  :wink: Even though I liked you 50'es cruise a lot.

I love the idea of small City additions. They're my one weakness you know  :wink: This is a great shop every collectible minifig, ought to have their own little shop or scenerie in Lego City.
Thanks 'MadMan', the 1950's street is still a go'er, but costings at the moment I had to halt it's development. Where as this new sidebar project I have most of the parts in stock.
The next one is really under way, tyre changing machine is complete in it.....posting it once finished. :wink:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Not bad, like especially the sign :classic:
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

View PostLEGOcityman97, on 13 April 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

Not bad, like especially the sign :classic:
Thanks, I'm currently designing the sign for CITY Tyres, had to pinch parts from my police and fire stations to start on the tyre place....at least I have my forest police station intact. :wink:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:44 AM

Today I tossed together the tyre fitting bay for CITY Tyres, no lift here but a tyre changing machine.....bad news is my batteries died in the camera AGAIN !  :hmpf_bad:  :blush:
Anyway, here is what I do have to show for today.
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I'll try and get shots of the tyre changing machine on it's own tomorrow.
Some trial and error designing lays ahead to make a trolley jack to suit both minifig and 6 wide vehicle scale.
Comments, suggestions, etc., always welcome. :classic:

Edit - tomorrow I should get a start on the next structure to join onto the other two, but what ?
Do I build a showroom (remember it's Lego City style build...size does matter) or simply a sale office for truck sales yard next to it ?

Edited by lightningtiger, 15 April 2012 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:12 AM

As promised, a close up of the tyre changing machine.
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Hopefully, I start work on the next stage but I still need ideas what should be next ? :classic:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

maybe try one of these in your next part?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

View Postazuremoon, on 16 April 2012 - 01:41 AM, said:

maybe try one of these in your next part?
You mean something like this....
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Still more to come. :classic:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:15 AM

Update time plus thanks to 'Rick' for retitling this topic. :classic:
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Interior to the office is done now, plus I hope more vehicles soon. I decided to have the 4x4 that comes with the dirt bikes in the Great Vehicle stripped down to just a simple fresh-off-the-lot 4x4 as you would buy before all the trim goes on.
Comments and suggestions very welcome.
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Edited by lightningtiger, 18 April 2012 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

Very nice building with lots of details. I like the clean color combo with the combination of the blue tinted windows.

Just a thought: what if the advertising banners would go over the complete front of the buidling?

Keep up the great work!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

View PostFarnheim, on 18 April 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Very nice building with lots of details. I like the clean color combo with the combination of the blue tinted windows.

Just a thought: what if the advertising banners would go over the complete front of the buidling?

Keep up the great work!
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Thanks 'Farnheim' :sweet: , more stickers eh ? Well perhaps one or two more, my goal was designing something that only required a handful of stickers not my usual few dozzen :blush: . The sticker count is 8 for this one and that includes the stickers binding the drive belts like real ones on display in a similar place.
I kept the design elements simple, yet having some highly detailed parts without going over-board.
If I did add any more stickers, where should they go ? :look:

Edit - Oops, I forgot...
Cuusoo web page for CITY Motors (vehicle sales/tyres & batteries/bearings & drive belts)

Edited by lightningtiger, 19 April 2012 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

Great job on this. The custom stickers really help bring it alive. The architecture of the building is really recognizable. The mechanic looks great too.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

Nice addition, the tire machine is pretty accurate. Cool sign as well. :thumbup:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

Thanks 'Legocrazy81' and 'brickcitydepot' for your kind words, I'm now planning a different sub-theme short that I was originally working on three years even before I joined EB.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 16 April 2012 - 04:58 AM, said:

You mean something like this....
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Still more to come. :classic:

This is exactly how i thought it would look like! :laugh:


View Postlightningtiger, on 19 April 2012 - 05:56 AM, said:

I'm now planning a different sub-theme short that I was originally working on three years even before I joined EB.

:oh:  sounds interesting!
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 18 April 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

Thanks 'Farnheim' :sweet: , more stickers eh ? Well perhaps one or two more, my goal was designing something that only required a handful of stickers not my usual few dozzen :blush: . The sticker count is 8 for this one and that includes the stickers binding the drive belts like real ones on display in a similar place.
I kept the design elements simple, yet having some highly detailed parts without going over-board.
If I did add any more stickers, where should they go ? :look:

Edit - Oops, I forgot...
Cuusoo web page for CITY Motors (vehicle sales/tyres & batteries/bearings & drive belts)

Pretty cool, that you kept the design simple. That looks great.  :thumbup:  So, there are not even more stickers necessary. If I saw your advertising elements, I just thought on something like this: advertising panel - A long panel which goes over the whole storefront at the same height.

Never mind, if it doesn't work or fit (in case of the different heights of the garade door and the windows). I guess, it could be difficult to realize it. It was just a thought...  :wink:

Advertise on, "lightningtiger"  :wink: .
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the feedback 'Farnheim' and 'azuremoon', I see now a signs maybe running across the front and side. One saying CITY MOTORS again and the other on the actual front door side above which saying 'Sales Office'. Might do that tomorrow, wife is working tomorrow so I'll have some free time and not much money :cry_sad:  to go and waste. :laugh:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

Someone did ask for some more signs.....
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In it's full glory for Cuusoo.
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