mrpoindexter

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    10246 Detective's Office

    Not to stray off topic but... Here is something from San Francisco And a commercial storefront But this one looks nice even with the funky green
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    10246 Detective's Office

    A building in San Juan A public library Here is a store in Charleston This one is not in the USA but is a commercial building And in Havana you will see a lot of color: A vet office, but not in a major downtown This one in Baltimore is not a match because it is only 2 stories and has a cafe instead of a barber shop Here in Milwaukee: I could show some more, but these should suffice that there are light blue colored and even two tone blue colored buildings all over the world, even in downtown American cities. I found one next to a red brick building, but next door wasn't a pool hall. I also found one that was three stories with apartments on the top two floors and a shop on the main floor but that one sold clothes and wasn't a barber shop. Still, I think it is close enough (especially the one in Charlotte, NC) to warrant that this isn't something so outlandish to have in your town.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Many of those buildings are existing modulars in different color schemes or with extra floors. Some are scratch built for the film but would not be modular sets in the future given their size (don't expect a 20,000 piece skyscraper). The town that was used in the film is actually on display at Legoland, CA right now.
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    [MOC] Hill Valley Clock Tower

    Duke, I looked at what I need most and I really need 1x4 dark orange bricks. Unfortunately, they were never made in large quanitites and were not produced for many years so I am going to have to use a lot of 1x1 & 1x3 alternating between two 2x2 to get the walls built. Also, while buying the bricks I need directly will get me what I need, if I am using so much of the parts of the TH, I get a good average piece price and lots of bricks I can use in other MOCs. I spent the other day building the plate floors for the next two layers. I seriously doubt I will have enough dark orange, so I am considering going back to the first floor and making the back side gray on the bottom floor. Another option would be to make the side walls grey. Or, just muscle through with the dark orange and possibly consume another TH or two. Once I finish the second floor, I will post some more photos. Perhaps I can get the second floor built this weekend. The roof will be fun when I get there, but I am going to need a couple gargoyles, as Doc Brown got scared by one when it light up from a bit of lightning. Anybody have a suggestion for that? I have not researched to get an idea on what to use.
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    OAM-club (Owners of All Modulars)

    I have all 9, with multiples do everything other than the first three, which I bought used and didn't want multiples at current market prices. I suspect you will find a lot of people with all 9 of them...
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    [LDD Contest] The Z shape - modular housing concept

    The roof can still have gentle slopes to capture rain water and also have flat surfaces for plants over them. Rain does not require a steep slope to run off. The attic space provides insulation from the outside temperature and from the roof. The plants can also do that. As for beauty, I think this house qualifies.
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    [LDD Contest] The Z shape - modular housing concept

    Excellent concept and presentation in Lego. There seems to be a language barrier as I suspect that English is not your first language and that is causing the wording to be a bit off. What is most stunning to me is the contrast between your house and the ones shown on your poster so the first one is not ideal. The last one really shows the impressive view from all sides - something that all those other houses lack. They have a lot of detail in the front and blah in the back. With the language issue, I think you are best off with the pictures doing most of the talking and that makes the last poster best, in my opinion.
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    [MOC] Hill Valley Clock Tower

    That is true it is a beast. My bricks would stretch a lot further if it had more light bley in it. I am sacrificing 3 Town Halls for this and hope I don't have to order another one to make it work but I fear I might before it is all said and done. If I do, at least I will have a ton of windows and grey bricks to make another building or two.
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    [MOC] Hill Valley Clock Tower

    I just tore apart the Town Hall and started to make the Hill Valley clock tower from Back to the Future. Based on drawings I have acquired, I decided to make the model on three 32x32 baseplates. When complete, the finished model should be approximately 38 bricks tall. I finished the first floor mostly, aside from some bricks I am short. I won't place a bricklink order until I am done with all three floors to cut down on the number of orders I have to place. The rear of the building was never shown in the movie, as it didn't exist anyway, so I made the back look somewhat like the Town Hall's front. More pictures are uploaded to my flickr account here: https://www.flickr.c.../122646862@N02/ I hope to complete the next two floors next weekend. Then I can move onto the other project seen in the background in a couple of the pictures. That was has been on hiatus with parts stuck in customs for over 3 weeks. I bought replacement ones and they are stuck in customs as well now. Apparently, dark grey 1x1 plates are dangerous commodities.
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    IGN rates their top 10 Lego sets...

    I say Mindstorms should be on there, given what it has done for robotics and Lego. Not a classic set, but groundbreaking...
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    IGN rates their top 10 Lego sets...

    Yellow Castle not featured. Boo!!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    All of them will eventually be retired. Most people believe that the Grand Emporium is next in line to be retired. It is the only modular left from the group of 5 that were in the mini-modular set that is still in production. I would like to see that retired and when the next one comes out, they have another mini-modular set. There was a photo that showed only 3 modulars in some Lego literature recently - the Palace Cinema, Parisian Restaurant and the Town Hall. That would imply pet shop and grand emporium are next for retirement. Good luck on your modulars.
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    [MOD] Palace Cinema

    And there is the genius behind the Monde Cinema. I certainly have to step my game up here to get my interior to the level that yours is. I might even scratch build something using yours as an inspiration but I just don't have the breadth and depth of a parts collection yet to be able to pull off that level of detail on such a scale. Heck, I had to bricklink parts just to complete an upsize even with 2 sets. Besides, when it comes to movie palaces, you need two relatively close to each other, right? Just like a Walgreens located right across the corners from a Rite-Aid and CVS or a cluster of fast food restaurants or hotels next to each other. I would not mind seeing more variance in scale/scope of some modular buildings. Certainly, a coffee shop should not be close to the same size as a hotel. Perhaps TLG can release 16x32, 32x32 and 48x48 or 32x64 sized modules and add some additional variety into the layouts.
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    [MOD] Palace Cinema

    Gary, wow, long time no talk. I am guessing it has been perhaps 15 years. I understand, but I also see a lot of drawbacks on historic theaters as I am a huge movie buff. While the exterior is more in line with the movie palaces of the golden age, I also know that often modern architecture tries to capture a retro look, a la Johnny Rocket’s. The addition of surround sound places this theater well into the modern era. I did try to get the screen to be more proportionate to the 2.39:1 CinemaScope one would typically see in a modern theater, which also makes this not really an IMAX type of presentation. Balconies are something that is not seen in modern movie houses, as that has been replaced by true stadium seating, which I have incorporated. Also, the screening rooms are not upstairs for both cost and sound containment reasons, but there are limitations to the scale I can build this with a total ground floor presentation. Also, having windows in the screening room is a no-no for theaters in any era but the façade would look much more plain without them and also it allows people to see into the screening room without removing the roof. There was a better LEGO theater I saw on the net that would fit a modular format on two 32x32 baseplates. I don’t recall who had it but it was called Monde Cinema and an awesome art deco build.
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    [MOD] Grand Emporium

    When upsizing you generally have some leftovers, but also are missing pieces when upsizing. Often times, you don't have enough plates to make the roof or floors because a 48x48 baseplate is 2.25 times the size of a 32x32 baseplate. The perimeter is not double however, so you might have extra bricks (not guaranteed if you don't double up doors, windows, etc). When I upsized my theater, I was short on plates and windows. When I upsized the pet shop, I was short windows and floor tiles.