Modular Madness: Petting Zoo
Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:19 AM
Hello, fellow Eurobrickers!
Let me introduce to you my entry into Category 2 of the great Modular Madness competition: The Petting Zoo.
So many people have wanted a Lego zoo for years, so I thought, 'why not cater to everybody's needs'? The problem is that you can hardly fit a proper zoo on a 32x32 baseplate. A petting zoo, however...
So, the zoo contains three small enclosures for a goat, a rabbit and a couple of chickens, and a bigger enclosure, with a tiny grassy hill, for a horse and a cow. It's also got a little cabin that serves as a restroom for the staff. Total piece count: About 1,000 bricks.
The letters on the pavement should clear away any confusion regarding what's behind those 'brick' brick walls.
At the gate, visitors are welcomed by an overgrown bunny that seems inexplicably happy to be there.
The sign is made up of a Z and two O's from an official POLIZEI sticker sheet, to comply with the rules.
At the back, there's an entrance to the bigger enclosure, in order to easily get the animals in and out. They're transported back to the farm at the end of each day. To the right, there's a maintenance area.
The roof of the cabin comes off to reveal a little restroom, a wash basin and a tiny toilet.
And finally, a picture of the zoo between (how fitting!) the two buildings of the Pet Shop. This way, children who have fallen in love with the cute little bunny can pester their parents as they pass the pet shop on their way home...
You can also just see the sweater that one of the employees is wearing - it's designed to fit the pattern of the sign above the entrance. Or vice versa.
Hope you've enjoyed it! I certainly enjoyed building it, it's the first thing I've built to go along with modular buildings that's not a modular building! If that made any sense.
There are more detail images in my Petting Zoo folder on Flickr.
Thanks for watching! And good luck to all other participants in the contest. I'll be posting my Category 3 entry in a few hours :)
Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:28 AM
Appropriately you have placed your MOC next to the Pet Shop. ease of convenience in getting pet food and accessories!
All the best!
Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:00 AM
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:31 PM
I also like the different lights on the buildings
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:33 PM
Good luck and Brick On !
Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:05 PM
You can really tell a lot of thought and work went into this MOC! Best of luck.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:05 PM
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:03 PM
You are a genius, in the Petting Zoo it's all almost perfect!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:25 AM
Regarding the bathroom: I figured that there would probably be a lot of entries into Category 3 that would be missing a bathroom, so why not add one to a building where nobody expects one?
Edited by L@go, 01 August 2012 - 04:26 AM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:50 AM
Well I think it looks good the way it is. It is nice to have that space there I think. With a tree perhaps it would be too crowded?
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