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#1 sonicstarlight

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:04 AM

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While I was waiting for the last of my orders to finish my Bricklyn Borough Courthouse MOC, I got the 10230 Mini Modulars set and fell in love. I decided to try my hand at making my own, and based on the bricks I had laying around decided to make it of my Galaxy Diner and Empire Theater. I didn't quite have the bricks I needed, but I was able to complete the model in LDD. This was back in April, and between going straight from my courthouse model to pulling all-nighters for my 15 Central Park West model in now in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and then taking a well deserved break, I never got around to ordering the final bricks to make the real thing until a couple weeks ago.

As the original model was 32 x 64 studs, the mini version is 8 x 16 - too large for the contest, but since I was happy with how it turned out, I wanted to post it anyway. I am working with my LUG to get the LDD file posted, and I will update this post once it is in case anyone wants it.

Enough talk. Here is the final model.
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This translated to the smaller format remarkably well, and most of the iconic features of the original theater and diner facades made it more or less intact.
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Here it is with the official Mini Modulars...
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... and here it is with its big brother, the Cafe Corner scaled version.
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More photos are on my flickr account.

REVISED UPDATE: The LDD file has been put up on my LUG's website - click here to go to the site. You might need to right-click and select "Save Link As" to get the file.

Thanks for looking. Questions and comments are always appreciated!

Edited by sonicstarlight, 15 July 2012 - 04:28 PM.


#2 L@go

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

View Postsonicstarlight, on 08 July 2012 - 02:04 AM, said:

This translated to the smaller format remarkably well, and most of the iconic features of the original theater and diner facades made it more or less intact.
Indeed! Surprisingly well. From a thumbnail it would be almost impossible to tell the difference - which is probably the best sign that the shrinking was successful :) and best of all: This is a version of your lovely buildings that we could all easily afford! I'm very much tempted to make my own when the LDD file arrives...

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:24 AM

Amazing. I loved your regular modulars of these two fantastic buildings. Now I want these even more.  :grin:

They look great with the official minis too.  :classic:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

Wonderful work again from your 'sonicstarlight' :thumbup: , interesting to see your big creation shrunk down. :wink:
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

Great work shrinking your beautiful Galaxy Diner and Empire Theater!

Count me in on waiting for the LDD.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

The micro-version is cute, but original one is excellent!
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

This came out great. Instantly recognizable. Making mini versions is fun and a whole lot faster. I might end up making some more.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

The translation from Cafe Corner to minimodular scale looks perfect. This minimodel looks just as great as its big brother. Well done! :thumbup:

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:49 PM

Brilliant work. I love building things in mini form now. I just started building a mini theater for the contest within the last few days and this is the first I've seen this post. It is amazing how similar, yet different our two versions are/will be. I'm glad you're not entering it because I have enough competition as it is.  :tongue:

Keep up the good work.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

Looks excellent, especially for a mini mod. :wink:
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

Awesome! Are you sure you don't have a shrink ray? Because it looks exactly like it's larger counterpart. That looks great next to 10230.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

Wow! I was already a fan of the module-sized version, but the micro-modular is amazing too!!! Posted Image
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Looks just like the big one  :thumbup: Very nice work, it fits with the real sets perfectly  :classic:
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

The Diner and Theather translated very well to the Mini Modular format.  :thumbup:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Wow - those (already excellent) MOCs translated very well indeed into that scale!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I've updated the original post with a link to the LDD file on Brickshelf, but don't know if it is working correctly. Let me know if you have any trouble downloading it.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

View Postsonicstarlight, on 13 July 2012 - 09:42 PM, said:

I've updated the original post with a link to the LDD file on Brickshelf, but don't know if it is working correctly. Let me know if you have any trouble downloading it.

Just updated the first post again with a better link to the LDD file.


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

The colours and design in this one work so well! It is a bit like an artwork. This is my favourite in this category so far.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

I really like you MOC.
And i like the idea that you have made a large & a small version of your build.
I you gave me the idea make my own small version of my latest build. (small version still in building fase)

But really great MOC




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