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#1 Locutis


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

Hi everyone!

Having a day of (literally) nothing needing to get done, I decided to take advantage of the time and build myself a new modular building.  I've incorporated some design inspiration from the Fire Brigade set.  As a matter of fact, this building is made exclusively of parts from the Fire Brigade (save for the masonry [brick] bricks).

So far this is only one floor.  I'm not sure how high I will make it, but this is what I have for the time being:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Great MOC, 'Locutis'! You really used the brick-bricks well! :thumbup:
I can't wait to see the final project! :classic:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

That's a great start Locutis.

I would say an apartment building. The windows are to small (low) for a school.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

Excellent so far......perhaps a college of some sort I would try for.....keep going and Brick On 'Locutis' ! :classic:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

Looks great so far.  Love the colour combination.  

I think the windows at the front are fine for a school.  Not so sure about the ones at the back though for a school, unless they they are for the boys and girls bathrooms (respectively, of course)?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

The colour scheme on the front and combination of 'brick' bricks really looks fantastic. :thumbup:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

The striping motif definitely makes it seem like an educational institution of some form. A college or university would be a perfect fit.

I do think it looks a little top heavy - the front windows are too far down the wall. I'd add another row of 2×2 windows across the top to make it more open. A bit of order in the back would necessary too, especially the continuation of the nougat (medium dark flesh) stripe.

The masonry bricks really do make a nice feature here, good work and I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Very nice start :thumbup: :thumbup:

I can't wait to see the rest of the modular :wink:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

Great start. I don't mind the masonry bricks, but I'm not as fond of them as most people. In this situation, it adds some nice texturing to the building so it doesn't look too plain, but I feel overwhelmed with all of the masonry.

With that said, I really like the windows and the double doors. I like the two arches at the front. That really stands out to me. The stripe works really well also. I like the outer pillars on the side and middle with the windows kind of indented in.

I think this definitely looks more academia of some sort.

Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see how this progresses.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:27 AM

So far so good, I like this first floor, maybe will you change style for the upper level, as some city building usually do! I'll be awaiting ofr progress.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:44 AM

Great start, like the stripes of brick colors you've incorportated, it does look like a school so far!

Edit: It also could pass for a library. . .

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:48 AM

I thank everyone for the feedback.  Do you think there is overuse of the masonry [brick] bricks above the windows, for example?  Should that just be plain lego?  Or does this amount of [brick] brick look good?  I do have a WHOLE bunch of [brick] bricks that I've bought that I want to use in a creative way, but I don't want to make it look overused.  I'm thinking of redoing the building slightly, and using the [brick] bricks for the columns mainly.

What is everyone's opinion?  I'll build another for comparison side-by-side if I get 2 hours of freedom.

Thanks for all of your input, it's really appreciated.  This is one of the first buildings I've decided to [MOC] build since getting back into Lego.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

my first reaction was library. So I'm going to stick with that.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:43 AM

Good looking building.  I think there are definitely too many brick bricks though.  Like someone mentioned earlier, the white windows need to be a little taller.  As for the masonry bricks, maybe when you get to the light bley section you can switch to regular bricks for most of it, but still use the masonry bricks for the columns.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

Good colour choices. I would perhaps increase the height of the windows or maybe add something decorative above the current ones. The fire brigade has feature im talking about. It may balance out the brick bricks in bley. As for what the building should be im still undecided! :)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

I think it's fine with the amount of masonry brick you have so far, but I'd try not to include so many of them in the next level. I see the masonry bricks as some sort of 'stone work' which is common in some buildings, that have higher floors without it (more like a clean looking front). But it's up to you. :classic:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

The MOC immediately reminded me of a school, so that's what I'd go for.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

I like the brick bricks, the overall effect reminds me of a number of older buildings I've seen in the townships round about where I live.  My vote is for a library btw.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

It reminds me of a police station nice work!

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