Alex

[MOC] Modular Building : Book Shop

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Hi everyone! :laugh:

I've been a registered member at Eurobricks for quite some time, but this will be my first topic I think

(Yes, you can call me lazy) :tongue:

This is my latest moc, a modular building with a Book Shop and a snack bar on the second floor.

It was first displayed in the Paredes De Coura Fan Weekend, in June, but I only had the time to take "decent" photos now.

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It is divided in 4 parts:

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In the ground floor we have a book shop, with several bookcases and a cash register.

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On the first floor we have a study room, with more bookcases and other elements to help you study, like the globe or tables where you can use your laptop to access to important contents.

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On the second floor we have a snack bar where the clients can enjoy a coffee or a ham and cheese toast while reading the local newspapers. There's plenty of food and drinks to choose from. There's a drawer below the counter to put the fresh drinks :wink:

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Finally, there's an old attic needing some urgent repairs. It keeps some old or no longer used furniture..and some creepy residents.

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You can see more photos here :

I hope you like it and feel free to comment and give ideas to improve it :blush:

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Love this!!!!

Great detail, the colours are perfect ( love what you did with the red chair )

Greetings

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A bookstore to fall in love with! :classic::thumbup: It looks pretty tiny at first glance, but then, when you look inside, you realize that it makes the best of its space available and that its absolutely enough: great use of space! :classic:

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Yes, I was amazed at how you got a staircase in there and yet kept enough room for an intended purpose per floor. Crafty use of space.

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Beautiful! I love the white window facades, and the creepy attic is great - a really nice way to cap off a fantastic build. I didn't see one, but is there a cat anywhere? I ask, because cats are very common in small independent bookstores, at least here in the U.S. I'm not certain why that's the case, but I'm an English professor, and spend a lot of time in independent bookstores, and nine times out of ten they have a cat! Excellent build!

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Looks very good. I really like the facade with excellent details. The white window surrounds are interesting features. The inside, although cosy looks well planned.

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Thank you all for your nice comments :blush:

Beautiful! I love the white window facades, and the creepy attic is great - a really nice way to cap off a fantastic build. I didn't see one, but is there a cat anywhere? I ask, because cats are very common in small independent bookstores, at least here in the U.S. I'm not certain why that's the case, but I'm an English professor, and spend a lot of time in independent bookstores, and nine times out of ten they have a cat! Excellent build!

Actually I did not include a cat on this one...mostly because I almost have no space left :grin:

But I have included so many cats in another modular that I've made...this one :

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OlĂ­mpio Albano, no Flickr

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Nice picture with old woman and cats :) As for the book shop, the armchairs made of mudguards are wonderful.

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This is a great build with lots of details crammed into such a small space. I really like the study area, lounge with cafe, and the first floor with all the bookcases. Two questions I had were 1) Why not extend the building a 4-6 studs deeper to give a little more room inside and 2) How is the attic space accessed as I don't see any drop down ladder or other means to get up there. I really like this build a lot and think you did a great job overall, I didn't even mention how beautiful the exterior of the shop is.

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Great job! The interior is particularly impressive.

I hope TLG produces a book shop as the next modular!

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This is a great build with lots of details crammed into such a small space. I really like the study area, lounge with cafe, and the first floor with all the bookcases. Two questions I had were 1) Why not extend the building a 4-6 studs deeper to give a little more room inside and 2) How is the attic space accessed as I don't see any drop down ladder or other means to get up there. I really like this build a lot and think you did a great job overall, I didn't even mention how beautiful the exterior of the shop is.

Thank you :classic:

Well, regarding 1) , I wanted to keep up with the modular building standards. It's also a good "challenge" to try to fit so many things and details inside :wink:

As for 2), there's a trap door in the attic, similar to the one I used in another modular i made. It's something like this:

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I did not include the stairs this time and I used a 30041 + 30042 (Modified plate 6 x 8 Trap Door fram Horizontal + Modified plate 4 x 5 with trap door hinge)

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This is an excellent MOC with nice details on every floor of the building.

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Very very nice MOC! Must be the best book store modular i've ever seen.

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This is gorgeous! Love the framing of the upper windows and the chairs in the snack bar.

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