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#1 kciR

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

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Hereby I present you my entry for the modular madness contest.
It's a addition to the Mini modular series as we all know. It's a house for the smallest dwellers of Legoland.
My first idea was to make a modern house, but somehow during the build, it ended up quite classical. I think the reason for this is that I could add more detail and texture here.
It turned out to be a satisfying build, as this scale let you use parts differently than in minifig scale. I'm especially pleased about the lamppost and the balcony.

Front facade:
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The front facade from another angle:
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And the back facade with a porch and the beginning of the garden:
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I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Feel free to leave your comments.

Good luck to everyone who is attending this contest and thanks to the staff for another amazing contest!

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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:58 PM

Great little townhouse 'kciR', nice using the old school windows in your structure ! :sweet:
Good luck and Brick On ! :classic:

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

This is a very nice mini! And you are right to be proud of the balcony and the lampost, both great, in fact, I'd call that lampost pure genious (or NPU, even :wink:)
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#4 moctown

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

Very nice! I like how you used the 1x1 panels to build a dormer!  :classic:

How about adding a 1x2 technic brick on each side to integrate it
in a row of houses?

Good luck in the contest!  :thumbup:
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:31 AM

Great mini Townhouse, I too particularly like the NPU on the lampost at the front of the house. The balcony is also a nice touch.  :thumbup:

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#6 kciR

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for the compliments :)

View Postmoctown, on 01 August 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:

How about adding a 1x2 technic brick on each side to integrate it
in a row of houses?

I was planning to, but I don't have those bricks with two holes (as used in the official sets) at the moment. (It was finished too close to the deadline for a BL order)
But I liked building this scale so much that I'll definitely build more. I'll order those 1x2 bricks with my next order to connect them :)

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

View PostkciR, on 01 August 2012 - 10:03 AM, said:


But I liked building this scale so much that I'll definitely build more. I'll order those 1x2 bricks with my next order to connect them :)

Nice use of the skis (if i am not mistaken) for the lamppost! The windows at the roof is smart!

Regarding the 1x2 brick, remember to get the ones with the 2 technic holes for your mini modulars. the ones with a single hole is not suitable.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

Great mini modular! The front facade is excellent  :thumbup: The lamppost is a brilliant idea, and the trees in the backyard a nice touch  :classic:
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

That's a great entry.  Any city layout could use more townhouses and this would make a great addition. I may have to borrow some of those ideas.

Keep up the good work. Good luck in the contest.
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