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#51 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:23 AM

View Post5150 Lego, on Jun 4 2007, 10:28 PM, said:

Speaking of trucks, how about a truck stop? There could be a restrantwith a waitress, a cook, and even a hostesess.  A mechanics garage with two bays, a lift, a bunch of spare parts, a tire rack with spare tires and couple of mechincs on duty with a tow truck standing by! There would have to be a couple of gas pumps with a spot for trucks to park and relax for the night. As far as the trucks go. Ther are plenty of possiblites. A container truck is a must, as is a tanker truck. I' think it would also be great to have a truck with double trailers! This was a great set....
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Yes, a truck stop with all this stuff you mentioned and in the style of the 6393 truck stop would be great. Perhaps with a motel, too?

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:07 PM

As I have a sweet tooth, I would like to have something like this:

Ice Cream Parlor
a little ice cream parlor with some seats, a table and an ice bar inside and outside some seats, a table and a fence as separation from the road
including a bycicle, a cat, a cash, some cups and some sundaes
minifigs: ice cream parlor's owner, a girl and a woman

Chocolate Factory
a chocolate factory (first floor: little office and factory room with machines and a transit into the backyard, second floor: depot with a lift to transport goods from downstairs to upstairs) in the style of the old set 1620 Chocomel
including barrels, bags and a chocolate delivery van
minifigs: chocolate factory owner, driver and two workers

Candy Shop
a little candy shop (first floor: candy shop with a bar and some regals, second floor: little living room)
including a skateboard, a lot of candies and a cash
minifigs: old woman as candy shop owner and little boy

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:58 PM

I wish there was a tiny little £2.99 or £3.99 set for a hotdog vendor.  The set would include the hotdog stand, the vendor, a customer, and of course minifig scale hotdogs.  :-)  Would go really well in a park or on a pavement (Next to Cafe Corner?  :-P)

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:35 PM

View PostMr Hobbles, on Jun 5 2007, 04:58 PM, said:

I wish there was a tiny little £2.99 or £3.99 set for a hotdog vendor.  The set would include the hotdog stand, the vendor, a customer, and of course minifig scale hotdogs.  :-)  Would go really well in a park or on a pavement (Next to Cafe Corner?  :-P)

That would be a great idea!

I also would like a little city extension set which should include:
-benchs
-park lanterns
-a fontain
-flowers
-little and big conifers
-deciduous trees
-big trees to be built by yourself (like in the old green dragon castle sets and Robin Hood sets)

And a park would be a nice idea, too.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:14 AM

Everybody here has great ideas for Town sets that add life and personality to the theme.  Browsing Brickshelf, I am always in awe of the talent on display, and find myself wondering, 'if only they released this as a set'.  With that in mind, and given the Company's willingness to gamble on larger town sets utilizing unorthodox and extremely creative techniques, i.e. the Cafe Corner, I'd like to see them insitute a contest once or twice a year where contestants are invited to create a model, have it scrutinized and judged by Master Builders, and a final winner released as a SAH exclusive.  In this way, I think we, as fans, would benefit from the diversity of the models offered.  And it would give the AFOLs the chance to realize a dream: having their idea made into an official set.  Eventually, something like this could be done with other themes as well, esp Castle, as there are so many awesome castle themed MOCs out there.  They're close to this with the release of Factory sets made by fans. Unfortunately, LDD is still very limited as far as parts offered and part interactions...it's getting better, though.  

Personally, I'd love to see a gothic styled building find its way into either Town or Castle.  A nice imposing government building with flying buttresses, spires, gargoyles, parapets, and stained glass windows would float my boat just fine, and avoid the stigma of religious implications, though I'd welcome a Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist temple, or gothic cathedral merely for the architectural goodness.  I'm an equal opportunity architecture fan.

Anybody's thoughts?

Edited by M'Kyuun, 06 June 2007 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:34 AM

View PostM'Kyuun, on Jun 5 2007, 06:58 AM, said:

I can't agree more!  Just finished putting the Heavy Hauler together.  What an excellent set! It should be the standard for Lego City trucks. The cab portion, if shortened some, would make an excellent semi-truck for any number of trailer ideas.  The pics you posted of the car carriers are spot on with what I had in mind.  I like the second, as it allows the truck to be used with other trailers.  I'm partial to cabover trucks, i.e. with flat front end.  I think it's all because of  Optimus Prime!  :-D   Anyway, I'd like to see a trailer with 6 or 7 6-wide cars of different styles(sedans, sport cars, maybe an SUV).  And your idea for a truck depot, if designed with 6 & 8 wide trucks with a large tow truck and repair bays would be great, not to mention pricey.  Then again, if it was done well, it'd be worth the ducats.  

I still pine for a large cargo plane.  With the exception of a large cargo transport lorry, it would complete all modes of travel for the Cargo Transport theme.  Lego ambassadors, if your reading this....

Just put heavy hauler toeghter myself! I love it as well! Thining about doing a second review on it as there were a couple points i felt were missed. I really think Lego hit it on the mark with the 8-wide trucks!
  I agree that the truck stop could be a bit pricey, but man wouldn't it be worth it?!?! X-D Com'on lego embassadors....... I think we have a winner here!
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:44 AM

View PostM'Kyuun, on Jun 6 2007, 04:14 AM, said:

Everybody here has great ideas for Town sets that add life and personality to the theme.  Browsing Brickshelf, I am always in awe of the talent on display, and find myself wondering, 'if only they released this as a set'.  With that in mind, and given the Company's willingness to gamble on larger town sets utilizing unorthodox and extremely creative techniques, i.e. the Cafe Corner, I'd like to see them insitute a contest once or twice a year where contestants are invited to create a model, have it scrutinized and judged by Master Builders, and a final winner released as a SAH exclusive.  In this way, I think we, as fans, would benefit from the diversity of the models offered.  And it would give the AFOLs the chance to realize a dream: having their idea made into an official set.  Eventually, something like this could be done with other themes as well, esp Castle, as there are so many awesome castle themed MOCs out there.  They're close to this with the release of Factory sets made by fans. Unfortunately, LDD is still very limited as far as parts offered and part interactions...it's getting better, though.  

Personally, I'd love to see a gothic styled building find its way into either Town or Castle.  A nice imposing government building with flying buttresses, spires, gargoyles, parapets, and stained glass windows would float my boat just fine, and avoid the stigma of religious implications, though I'd welcome a Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist temple, or gothic cathedral merely for the architectural goodness.  I'm an equal opportunity architecture fan.

Anybody's thoughts?

M'Kyuun, I've the same oppinion: TLC should make some competitions where AFOLs could show what they can build and would like. The price for the best MOC should be (like you've already mentioned) the release of this set. That would be great!

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To the gothic style building:

Cathedral
a cathedral with big doors, big and colourful windows, some benchs, an altar and an ambo, a bell tower with a bell that really rings, a little sacristy with separate entrance and some trees, benchs and a fontain in front of the cathedral
including a lot of flowers, a cat, the bible and a wedding car
minifigs: priest, married couple, chauffeur and two citizens

What about this?

Edited by Klaus-Dieter, 06 June 2007 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:37 PM

Street baseplates with parking lots, that will be very nice.  *wub*

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:16 PM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on May 23 2007, 01:46 PM, said:

This would also be a great idea, the Kid. TLG has to make apartment houses. Where should the whole fireman, policemen, workers, waiters etc. live when they do not work?! (I don't think that they work 24 hours every day!)
But because of a whole suburban city would be much too expensive, TLG could also release some seperate houses:

Rich People's Villa
a big villa (first floor: little kitchen and living room, office, second floor: two bed rooms and a bath room) with garage with rolling gate and garden with flours, trees, lamps, a swimming pool and a terrace with seats and a table
including a car (With doors!)and everything what is needed for a nice villa
minifigs: man, his wife and their two children
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That reminds me the Paradisia Villa. It is smaller, but the spirit is there  *sweet*
(the pink color could be replaced...)
(and the car has doors...)

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:44 PM

View Postgrava2pierre, on Jun 6 2007, 03:16 PM, said:

Hi!
That reminds me the Paradisia Villa. It is smaller, but the spirit is there  *sweet*
(the pink color could be replaced...)
(and the car has doors...)

Welcome to Eurobricks, grava2pierre!
Yes, when writing down the idea of the Rich People's Villa I had the Paradisa Villa as hidden motive, too. But my set proposal should be much more bigger and, according to the office, a kind of a diplomat's house (very comfortable and expensive appliance).

View PostRobiwan, on Jun 6 2007, 02:37 PM, said:

Street baseplates with parking lots, that will be very nice.  *wub*

That would be a nice idea, Robiwan. Would you prefer simple parking lots or something like that?:

Car Park
a car park with a little cottage to buy tickets, some trees, a bench, a barrier and some parking lots
including two cars (With doors!), a suitcase and some tickets
minifigs: 2 citizens and a car park guard

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:01 AM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Jun 6 2007, 10:44 AM, said:

M'Kyuun, I've the same oppinion: TLC should make some competitions where AFOLs could show what they can build and would like. The price for the best MOC should be (like you've already mentioned) the release of this set. That would be great!

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To the gothic style building:

Cathedral
a cathedral with big doors, big and colourful windows, some benchs, an altar and an ambo, a bell tower with a bell that really rings, a little sacristy with separate entrance and some trees, benchs and a fontain in front of the cathedral
including a lot of flowers, a cat, the bible and a wedding car
minifigs: priest, married couple, chauffeur and two citizens

What about this?

A cathedral in the same vein as the French or English Gothic would be superb.  I had't thought of furnishings, or a bell that rings!...my favor lies in the actual architectural details of the building itself.  If I worked for Lego, we'd all be stuck with really ornate yet empty buildings!  But a wedding theme would work great, and add playability to what would otherwise be a dust collector for AFOLs, b/c kids probably wouldn't want an empty building, no matter how sweet the architectural details might be.  I think of my Star Wars ISD...it's a beautiful set, but clearly not one for kids, as there's not an iota of playability to the thing outside of just building it.  But, I loved looking at it before I finally dismantled it to make some room( for more Lego  :-D )  However, I doubt we'll ever see a religious building as an official release, except as a UCS set along the lines of the new Eiffel Tower, i.e. a national landmark( a series I'd welcome with tearful eyes, and diminishing bank account).  Which is why I suggested all the gothic detail be put into a government building... nobody will be offended by a city capital, or a town hall.  Religion, unfortunately, divides people much more than it ever brings them together.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:10 AM

View PostMr Hobbles, on Jun 5 2007, 02:58 PM, said:

I wish there was a tiny little £2.99 or £3.99 set for a hotdog vendor.  The set would include the hotdog stand, the vendor, a customer, and of course minifig scale hotdogs.  :-)  Would go really well in a park or on a pavement (Next to Cafe Corner?  :-P)

mmmm...hot dogs

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EDIT: By the way, I would totally buy that set Mr. Hobbles. I think it's a great idea!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:41 PM

View Posthinckley39, on Jun 7 2007, 03:10 AM, said:

I've been temporarily possessed by Asuka! ;-)
Hmm, a hotdog or icecream stand would be a really nice small set. I would appreciate
all kinds of "daily life" sets, a bank, a post office, a deli, a bookstore, a hardware store....   *y*

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:29 PM

Perhaps you have noticed that in my opinion the most houses which should include shops or things like that should have two floors. The reason for this is that on the one hand only buildings with one floor next to other buildings with one floor look very little and simple. Only snack bars or things like this should/could have one floor. On the other hand buildings with three or more floors would be too big that you can play on the roads between them. These bigger buildings I only would like to see as office buildings, depots or churches, town halls, museums,... .

To cut a long story short, some new ideas for city sets:

Hotel
a hotel (first floor: entrance with revolving door, gate and lounge with comfortable seats and little tables, second floor: two guestrooms, each with a bed, a lttle table with seat and TV, a bath room with shower, basin and toilet bowl)
including a black car (With doors!), some suitcases and some glasses
minifigs: hotelier, bellboy, man and woman

Limousine
a comfortable limousine with seats, a little table and a TV inside
including a suitcase and two glasses
minifigs: chauffeur, man and his woman

Telephone box
a telephone box, a bench and a tree
including a bycicle
minifigs: woman

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:02 PM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Jun 8 2007, 07:29 PM, said:

Perhaps you have noticed that in my opinion the most houses which should include shops or things like that should have two floors.
(...)
Telephone box
a telephone box, a bench and a tree
including a bycicle
minifigs: woman
Of course, two floors would be very nice, but I´m not sure for the price-site of these sets....
Maybe one floor buildings would be better just to offer a larger variety of sets within
a more friendlier price scheme.... Someone could always buy more sets and beef it up.
There´s already a high amount of expensive sets out there this year for the average city fan....  8-|
And little sceneries like yours here´re just plain perfect and a joy for everyone.  
And very useful too, a little like those advent calendars, but even better.  *y*

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

View PostAsuka, on Jun 8 2007, 09:02 PM, said:

Of course, two floors would be very nice, but I´m not sure for the price-site of these sets....
Maybe one floor buildings would be better just to offer a larger variety of sets within
a more friendlier price scheme.... Someone could always buy more sets and beef it up.
There´s already a high amount of expensive sets out there this year for the average city fan....  8-|
And little sceneries like yours here´re just plain perfect and a joy for everyone.  
And very useful too, a little like those advent calendars, but even better.  *y*

Thank you very much for your compliment!

To the bigness of two-floors-big buildings:
Of course there should be some buildings which have only one floor, too. Otherwise it would be boring, I think. But mainly in regard to the question "Where should the Lego City citizens live when they have not the money to buy an own house?" I would have liked buildings with a little shop downstairs and a little living or bed room upstairs to denote an apartment. Also doctor's offices and offices in general are mostly upstairs and not on the first floor. I think it would give the Lego City more life and make it more realistic when there are also buildings which haven't only one floor.

To the price of the two-floor-big buildings:
On the one hand I don't think that these buildings would be very expensive if Lego creates them like they did in the past (open back wall and not too much room). On the other hand it's clear that two-floor-big buildings would be more expensive than only one-floor-big ones because they would also include more minifigs, configuration and accessory. But I think if you would like these sets than you would save your money and buy them not even then when they are new released but a few months or a year later if you've got not enough money. (Besides, I've the same problem. Fairly certain I will also first buy the excellent new cargo harbor and the cargo transporter next year.)

To the high amount of expensive sets out there this year:
Lego did a very good job with the city sets this year, I have to agree. But if there would be some two-floor-big buildings released, than soonest next year.
If you mean the Exclusive Creator sets Café Corner and Market Street: They are very nice, that's indisputable. But much too expensive and according to the size and their fidelity don't apply to the normal sets. I wouldn't look forward for more city sets created in this way. In my opinion you can't count them to the theme category Lego "City". But that's how I see it.

So since I wrote now a lot of - for some people perhaps boring - things, again to the set proposals:

Skate Shop
a skate shop (first floor: skate shop with counter, hallstand and a regal, second floor: an affirmation's office with writing table and three seats)
including a suitcase, a computer, a coffee maker, a cash, two skateboards, two helmets, two baseball caps and some clothes (perhaps like: minifig parts without hands and heads)
minifigs: shop owner, officer and skater

I think this set wouldn't cost more than 30 Euros, don't you agree?

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:16 PM

Here are a few ideas
   Riot  Police
   2 police with shields and batons
    6 rioters
    small base plate and  city surroundings  to make it look like a road
         $30.00  
    water canon
truck with water canon and driver
     $20.00
  G.I.G.N GIGN a little info .
     G.I.G.N  SUV with stair case on top and 4 member of G.I.G.N also includes a house  with terrorist and 2
  hostages .
  $60.00
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:18 PM

View PostLoco de Lego, on Jun 10 2007, 12:16 AM, said:

Here are a few ideas
   Riot  Police
   2 police with shields and batons
    6 rioters
    small base plate and  city surroundings  to make it look like a road
         $30.00  
    water canon
truck with water canon and driver
     $20.00
  G.I.G.N GIGN a little info .
     G.I.G.N  SUV with stair case on top and 4 member of G.I.G.N also includes a house  with terrorist and 2
  hostages .
  $60.00
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:52 AM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Jun 9 2007, 06:51 PM, said:

To the bigness of two-floors-big buildings:
Of course there should be some buildings which have only one floor, too.

Skate Shop

I think this set wouldn't cost more than 30 Euros, don't you agree?
Yep, I do, but that (or any sport shop) would be a very neat set.  *y*
However, I´m a little confused now, did you talk from the start about North American
"flooring" with ground floor and than first and second floor, like I thought, or is your
first floor only the ground floor like it´s so called mostly everywhere in Europe?   8-|

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:17 AM

View PostAsuka, on Jun 10 2007, 03:52 AM, said:

Yep, I do, but that (or any sport shop) would be a very neat set.  *y*
However, I´m a little confused now, did you talk from the start about North American
"flooring" with ground floor and than first and second floor, like I thought, or is your
first floor only the ground floor like it´s so called mostly everywhere in Europe?   8-|

My first floor is the ground floor.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:59 PM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Jun 10 2007, 09:17 AM, said:

My first floor is the ground floor.
Ah, so than I actually meant two floor buildings when I was talking about
"one floor buildings" in my prior post....  X-D
Ouch, there´s that headache again....  :-D

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:21 PM

I thinkthese are great for what most of us wanted. TLC should take a look at what Ldd can do

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View PostSkinny Boy, on Jun 12 2007, 12:21 AM, said:

I thinkthese are great for what most of us wanted. TLC should take a look at what Ldd can do
Yep, the size of these buildings is really nice!  *y*
I would like to see something like that released by TLC....
The price would be OK I guess, and too much Cafe Corner
sized sets could pretty start to hurt my wallet somewhen....   X-D

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:56 PM

Public Transport Bus

This set would cost maybe £20-30.  It would be either 6 or 8 wide, with seats on the inside.  Included would be a driver and three passengers.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about: http://www.ambhanoi....Andersenbus.JPG

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 02:54 PM

I always wished TLC made a set like this:Res-Q Poster  You know a bridge. With some rescue workers and a helicopter and stuff. I just love the pic and wish I could make it myself
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