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#1 Ezechielle

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

The third one in my "forgotten jobs" serie (with the coal delivery man and the street grinder) : a "lanternier" (sorry, I couldn't find a translation for that job :hmpf_bad: )... well, the guy who kindles the street lights.

It was supposed to be "just" a little vignette, but I liked the facade so much that I decided to enlarge the base to make it wider :tongue:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Awww, terribly sweet! The figs are great.
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#3 Redhead1982

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

The facade is amazing. It's really simply built using the round bricks, but the effect is just perfect. It actually took all my attention, so I had to concentrate to see the Lanternier minifig. Nevertheless, choice of minifigs is great as well. They really fit in. The only thing missing is a picture with the light on (to see how well he did his job).  :laugh:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

The facade is beautiful. Glad you doubled it  :thumbup:

I think the cobblestone sidewalk is lovely too.  Well done  :classic:

It probably is "lamp lighter" in english. But lanternier sounds much nicer, and is very understandable to an english speaker, since we use the word lantern.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

View PostEzechielle, on 25 April 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

a "lanternier" (sorry, I couldn't find a translation for that job :hmpf_bad: )... well, the guy who kindles the street lights.

Oh, I love the word "Lanternier" and the way you've represented one!  I always enjoy seeing them do their job in movies set in that period.  Interesting job that a person cannot be late for!   :wink:  

Your complete vignette's details are just lovely!  :wub:


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

Amazing! This whole MOC is just fantastic!

#7 CaptainBermuda

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:10 AM

Haha, great MOC. I would hate to be the lanternier :cry_sad:
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:13 AM

Wow! I love how that facade came out. so much subtle detail. Just beautiful.

I believe the english term you are looking for is "Lamplighter". Nowhere near as interesting a name. (Are these what were considered "Candle Jacks" as well or were those more of an in house/indoor role?)
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#9 Ezechielle

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Thanks everyone :blush:
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