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#1 Xyver

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

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I've been trying to re-create some of the great sets I missed during my dark ages and thought I'd give 7642-Garage a go after finding the Red Scarf Crook hiding in there (from Spot the Crook book)

After building it, I was wondering what the long part on the right was actually for, then figured it'd be perfect as a car wash. So I changed the colour scheme to the Red/Green Octan style and put in the rollers from 4207 City Garage that I just bought (but with no intention to build). I also put the petrol pumps out front and some of the vehicles using the facilities.

I've used some of the stickers from the new set to give it a better feel.

Anyway, here's the end result, it fits nicely into a spare space in my city that I had.

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Mum is filling up her van getting ready to pick the kids up from school, looks like the next petrol deliver is on its way.
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Car Wash time (the car doesn't actually go through, the brushes don't give that much, is that right or have I put the walls too close?)
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trying to re-create the vehicle lift was fun, no wonder they made a special piece for it
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The Office
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

Nice job! And I believe you put the walls too close, because back when Lego made the Shell station sets, the car was was usable there. I think it was 8 or 10 studs wide and had a rubber band attached to the tops of the washer arms to give them some resistance.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

Excellent modifications to the 2009 garage with parts from the new one :grin: ....I always thought the 2009 one should have come with a set of bowsers. :wink:
I like it a lot actually....I wonder if someone will also fuse a 7993 from 2007 into the mix one day ? :wink:
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:42 PM

This layout doesn't quite fit into my city, there is no rear access to the car wash. I'll have to rearrange and modify it tonight to get a better fit and might try and add the 7993 shop and roof into the mix.

I have downloaded the instructions and will post some more photos once I'm done.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

I agree it will be better with a rear exit point on the car wash, but why not expand the garage office with a shop design either from the 7993 or perhaps the little 1999 Shell Select shop which actually for being a TownJr design quite detailed (in fact more detailed than the 7993). :blush:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

I've rearranged it so it now sits on a corner. It is 2x32 baseplates wide and mostly 1x32 deep. The office now sits at the back of the mechinic station, so that end is 40 deep and the shop sits 6 over the back (mainly because the base I have my own cafe corner on is 26 deep and otherwise they'd overlap)

There is enough room move a car in between the shop and the carwash, but may reduce the length of the carwash by 2 studs to make it a bit better.

As you can see from the overhead shots, this layout doesn't fit in with the standard road plates, but once I have enough bley plates to do the footpaths of my town I'll tile the area to make it work.
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I've added a shop on the back, it is based on the building from 7993, though larger.
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The roof over the pumps is the one from 7993, just two studs wider (deeper in this picture) so its the same width as the new pumps
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mechanic bay and shop (with pumps removed) you can just make out the office at the back.
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I'm all but out of green 1x plates now, hence the 2x on the roof of the shop. I had to raid my Space Centre launchpad to get enough red tiles too.

I think these sets fit together quite well and are more realistic of the service stations around here.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:50 PM

Now that's a service station 'Xyver' ! :excited:
Now an interior for the shop ? :wink:
Besides I  :wub: the driveway area and great idea offsetting the workshop are to one side.....only a roof would complete that part. :wink:
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

I've added a roof to the service area and decided to tile the ground to get around the road problems. I also put the carwash on an angle to fit it in better.

I would like to put up a price sign somewhere but not sure where as there isn't much room left.

The roof for the mechanics area is high because I have included the moving beam for the winch as per the original 7642, though I haven't built the winch as yet.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:08 AM

Looks better every time you make changes and that palm tree totally rocks ! :grin:
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 07 July 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

Looks better every time you make changes and that palm tree totally rocks ! :grin:
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I thought a tree would look great in the garden bed I'd made, then saw it sitting on my table after making the Seaside House and figured it'd fit right in.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

Ah, but silly me forgot to say about the office for the workshop....quite a bit of free air conditioning there eh ? :laugh:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

I agree that palm tree looks great! I also really like the you angled the carwash  :thumbup:
So there will be a moveable winch in the mechanics area, sounds like a cool feature  :classic:
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