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[LDD MOC] Suburban Doppelhaus


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#1 Brickstarrunner

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:02 AM

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I don't know about you, but I just adore playing Sim City 4. After a while of play, an idea struck me as to create a MOC in LDD based on a building in Sim City 4. Wanting to keep things simple, I chose a low residential zone of my city and randomly picked a house. I landed on this cute and small design:

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A very small Doppelhaus (Says so in the game's files), or for those not wanting to Google it, it's also known as a semi-detached house

After a couple hours of experimenting, I think I finally got the design down right, or at least close enough for me to say "That looks alright".

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A closer shot of the Doppelhaus.

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One of the Doppelhaus' Chimneys.

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Father going to work at a low density commercial zone on the other side of town to earn his Simoleons to pay for my city's 25.3% Tax Rate.

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Mother currently working in the garden growing cabbages, carrots, and either tomatoes or really large and probably mutated grapes. Seeing that The Sims live in a world where plants can eat other sims and fruit that can bring back the dead, giant mutated grapes don't seem abnormal.

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Kids playing with wooden swords out front.

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A view of the simple patio furniture. I experimented with different blocks to see what type of result I could get.

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Trash collection for waste, recyclables, and vegitation, as well as a (Poorly) done mailbox.

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I am hoping to do more of these. I may move onto another low density residential building or probably move onto low to medium density commercial or industrial building. Sorry to say, but I think high density buildings are a bit out of my league at the moment  :blush:

For anyone who wants it, the download for the Sim City 4 Dopplehaus is below.

Edited by Brickstarrunner, 07 June 2012 - 12:48 AM.

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#2 Darth Dino

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Hi

it looks very to the game version, well done. Would be worth to build that in bricks - but dark red is expensive.

I had to laught because of the german "Doppelhaus". I did not know that tis is also used in british or US english. I still know there are some words like Kindergarten or Rucksack. A Doppelhaus is a very famous housing style for the middle class. Then you typical live in a "Doppelhaushälfte", the half of a "doubblehouse". So if you take the half something that is doubble, it is still a whole house ;) Strange german!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

Well done! It looks very much like your source material  :thumbup:
The chimneys and patio furniture are my favorite  parts  :classic:
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#4 glendo

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:29 PM

brilliant!

im new to EB and the lego community as a whole, but i am a SC4 community veteran. i have thought of crossing a couple of buildings over to lego as well. i was going to try the paris themed BAT's as modulars in the future

well done indeed.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

Doppelhaus in German is almost the same as "Semidetached" in Britain... and "Duplex" in the USA... Posted Image
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