ReplicaOfLife

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  1. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yep. This is also what I like most about the building - it really is something new. And it's done well (imo at least). And while it can be seen as just another ploy to shrink down the floorspace (which it undoubtedly is ), it also adds a new voice to the modular chorus. Most previous buildings had either a distinct middle european or north-american style, while the BH has more of a mediterranean/cuban feel to it. Really looking forward to building this one. Won't be getting it on day one (I have too many unopened sets already, plus I'm working on my next modular MOC), but as soon as it is discounted somewhere, or 2x VIP rolls around, it's mine :)
  2. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It doesn't. As usual on the internet, the negative voices are just much louder and more persistent than the positive ones.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    No thanks. Very glad they abandoned that.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That would've been very cool. Imho, you have to have that second full builidng for the angle on the hotel to really make sense. But Lego will propably never give us a four storey building in the modular series. Or if they did, it'd be 300€. But if the art gallery was there before, why build that with the wird angle? I mean, yeah, you could construct a narrative to make it work, but those things are rare in real life for a reason. Having an alleyway leading somewhere, like that prototype, just makes it all so much more logical.
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    [MOC] Weekly modulars #14 - House with Shop

    Those are some great buildings you designed over the years, well done. Lots of different architectural styles, but they all work well together anyways. The waterfront section especially looks great. Looking forward to see more!
  6. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Still besotted with the exterior of this set. But, after seeing several pictures where different people placed it next to existing modulars, I have to say that it doesn't really work with the older modulars, when the others are placed to the left of it. The only reason you would build a building with such an acute angle in real life is because the street grid forced you to. So putting this on a regular 90° corner looks awkward, because the building's shape suggests something that is not there. I will get it anyway, of course, but I'll either put it somewhere entirely on its own, or on the left end of a row of modulars. Tending towards putting it on its own, because I do want to be able to see both sides of it. Another solution would be modding it to be a regular 90° corner building, but that would kinda defeat its point
  7. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    For the first time in a very long time, I'm genuinely positively surprised by the new modular. The exterior of this one is easily the best we got since Parisian Restaurant. Love pretty much every detail of it. Interior is ok, the hotel foyer especially feels very empty, and the first floor is like that a bit, too. It's not quite as empty as Corner Garage, but still, there could be way more going on - like in the art gallery or the top floor, whch both manage to feel a bit more detailed on the inside. Nougat as a dominant color on the facade is unusual, but it works, because it fits the style of the building somehow. Will definitely get it with the 2x VIP, or the first good offer by other retailers, whichever comes first.
  8. ReplicaOfLife

    [MOC] The Village Post Office

    Great build - and I'm saying that even though I usually dislike open-backed buildings ;). But it makes sense if you want to have a better chance at getting a set through the Ideas review stage. :) Love all the small details and the color scheme is perfect. Only thing I don't get is the inverted white tile on the facade of the upper floor - what's that supposed to represent?
  9. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd hope they simply just forgot the pins, and somehow the error slipped by all quality control steps. Modulars switching to regular plates for me would mark the end of the line. I hate that everything is plate-based in City and pretty much all the rest of Creator already. I would solely concentrate on moccing then, modular-wise.
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    REVIEW: 40448 LEGO® IDEAS Vintage Car

    Good looking car. I agree that the surfboard should be higher up, though. Does anyonme know how it was supposed to attach in the original Ideas submission? I'd suspect it was done using a 1x1 brick with studs on adjacent sides., breplacing the one used to fit the panel acting as a door.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    When I started with the modulars back in 2013, it was the 'rule' that there were three buildings on the market. Each was available for about 3 years, and when a new one came out, the oldest of the three retired shortly before or after. They now had several sets that stuck around way longer (most notable the Pet Shop, which was available for 5 years or even longer), but when we postulate a regular run for a modular to be about three years, the Diner was due to retire this year, and Assembly Square is overdue. They propably kept it around longer either because it was the anniversary set, or maybe the stock just sold more slowly as it was more expensive.
  12. ReplicaOfLife

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yep. I get why some people want one, but as a set, they are just not feasible. The closest I could see TLG getting towards one is by doing a regular corner building that has a more detailed than usual back with another sidewalk.
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    [MOC] Umbrella Store

    This looks rather brilliant. Very realistic looking building. Looks like there's some nice snot-work hidden in the facade. Well done! Oh, and the usage of that Harry Potter Window print in the phone booth is strikingly simple yet utterly brilliant.
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    [ MOC ] Modular LEGO Store!

    Nice work. Love the rounded shapes, and the concave glkass front is a real eyecatcher. And finally a good use for that overpriced piece of wood wooden Lego figure.
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    LEGO's inexplicable design decisions

    I could imagine that it is to do with some in-house rule regarding the strength of connections. When using the 2x2 plate with wheel holders, the two 1x2 plates that serve as connection points for the hand/upper arm are clamped inbetween two 2x2 elements. Maybe Lego found that using two 1x2 plates side by side is less stable in extended play or something. Or maybe it really just had to do with production logistics. I read an article (or maybe it was in a yt video, don't remember) that described the design process a bit, and from what I understood/remember, designers have a budget for their builds: Using a piece that already has to be produced for another set takes up less of that budget than using one that would have to be produced exclusively for the set.