I'd like to present my latest MOC, a new modular building called Bricks & Blooms. I hope you like it.
Bricks & Blooms is a modular Garden Centre built over 3 levels on a 32 x 32 base plate. in total it uses 2587 bricks. The facade is supposed to give the impression of being 2 buildings side by side but it is of course just one single building. The front to back measurement of the building is quite narrow, similar to Parisian restaurant. This is because I wanted to maintain plenty of space at the rear of the building for the main outside garden centre / plant sale area.
I've included 6 mini figs and a cat with this MOC. Left to right they are: 2 customers (a father and his daughter), The garden centre shop keeper and gardener, the chef and the Aquatics shop assistant.
THE GARDEN CENTRE AND GROUND LEVEL DETAILS
The main garden centre area of the store is situated on the ground level. Outside on the street, I've included a tree, bench and lots of plants and flowers for sale.
The garden centre also has a fruit and veg stall that sells it's produce directly to passers by on the street.
Inside the shop I've included the cashier desk and more plants and gardening tools for sale including a little lawn mower side-build.
Here is the interior of the fruit and veg stall that is accessed through a door at the back of the cashier desk.
A door at the back of the shop leads out in to the main outdoor gardening area. Here I've included a large glass canopy covering rows of tables holding bedding plants. There are also more flowers, pots and other gardening products including a water feature.
The stairs at the back of the building lead up to level 2.
LEVEL 2 - CAFE/RESTAURANT
No garden centre would be complete without its own cafe/restaurant. The cafe on level 2 has a fully equipped kitchen with serving desk and tables and chairs for the minifigs.
There is also a small balcony in the cafe that looks out on to the street below.
LEVEL 3 - AQUATICS
Many garden centres here in the UK also have departments that specialise in pet fish and Aquatics. Bricks & Blooms is no exception and has it's own dedicated Aquatics section on level 3.
The Cat below seems to have its eye on the goldfish.
The door behind the desk leads out on to a small roof terrace area.
The model also includes a flower cart.
THE FINISHED MODEL
The picture below shows Bricks & Blooms combined with my other modulars and vehicle MOC's. Left to right they are.
The Queen Bricktoria Convenience Store Brick Square Post Office Bricks & Blooms The Old Workhorse - Traction Engine
I have submitted Bricks & Blooms as a LEGO Ideas project. If you like the model I'd be really grateful if you'd be kind enough to head over to LEGO Ideas and give the model your votes. You can find the project at the following link. Many thanks! http://bit.ly/bricksblooms
I hope you like my newest MOC and thanks very much for reading. As always, there are many more pics on my Flickr page and feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think.