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  1. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd go for the Assembly Square. The Downtown Diner or the Parisian Restaurant might work as well. The Detective's Office is tiny and would propably look out of place in the awesome first generation modular line-up you have. It's a completely different scale than GG or FB... Assembly Square, on the other hand, is the same height as Pet Shop or Grand Emporium. Only possible downside I can see is that the design of AS heavily references 3 of the buildings you already own (CC, PS and GE). However, that might work in your favor as well, it's really a matter of personal taste.
  2. [MOC] Yet another modular Lego store

    Nice work, as usual. A Lego store is a nice way to place all those self-referencing tiles and minifigs within a modular city. I can't even begin to wrap my head around the snot-work around the windows. Exceptional. Where does this go in your city?
  3. Converting 76108 into a proper Modular?

    Looking good. Just bougt a misb set without the figures at bricklink, so I'll see what I can come up with. Adding an extra floor to the medium dark flesh building is a must, imho - the way it is originally designed it looks rather top heavy, since the roof is higher than the floor beneath.
  4. Converting 76108 into a proper Modular?

    That medium dark flesh building looks really cool. I think this set is a good starting point for a modular, even though you pretty much only get the facades. A little more depth would make it a lot more useful as a parts pack.
  5. For me, this was also a nice nod back to Cafe Corner, which did the exact same thing with the word "Cafe" beneath the outside seating
  6. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yep, same here. In general, the tl;dr-culture you see at most places nowadays really took away a lot of what discussion boards once used to be. Which I find pretty sad. Anyway, regarding @Overcold's post, I agree on most parts, with the exception of: - too small buildings like Al's or the laundromat are not ok in my book - they have laughable interiors/interior space and thus shred any sense of realism the modulars usually manage to evoke - I don't like the linear stories at all. I love the ambient ones, though. But I also think that pretty much all modern Lego sets are scripted way too much, thus disencouraging children from making up their own characters, stories and little worlds...but maybe that's just me. - and all cars that aren't strictly necessitated by the building (i.e. the Fire truck and a potential police car, if we should get a police station some day) imho are a waste of parts that had better gone into more structure/more details.
  7. Inspirational Modular and Non-Modular Building MOCs

    As a building, this is not my taste at all (brutalist architecture rarely tends to be...), but as a Lego model, this is absolutely stunning. If it wasn't for the foliage and visible studs on the roof, you might mistake it for a scale model, or maybe even a photograph of an actual building.
  8. MOC Modular Travel Agency

    Nice work, can't wait to see it in the brick!
  9. Modular Convenience Store [My First MOC]

    They sure are (or rather, were :(). With the exception of the toy shop (which leaned a bit too heavy on 1x bricks and specialized parts), I got multiples of all of them, just because they yielded so many bricks I could use.
  10. Modular Convenience Store [My First MOC]

    Nice work. Creating a building from just those three sets with their different color palettes is a real challenge, and you've pulled it off very well.
  11. LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Regarding the Arcade: It's a very nice build, with some excellent building techniques, but I seriously doubt that it's compliant with the Ideas house rules: Considering the bulk of the building and the high grade of detailing (especially in the updated version), I'm pretty sure that it has far more than 3000 pieces. Not sure if that would be enough to dismiss it in the review, but it certainly won't be in its favor.
  12. Best Lego Ideas projects

    Passed 100 supporters today - only a hundred more weeks like that and I'll hit 10.000
  13. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I find it very amusing that he only managed to shrink the Barber Shop part of DO by basically taking out one's almost as if that building was way too small to begin with... Anyway, cute idea and nice execution. I still wish Lego would continue to produce this older style of 3in1 buildings instead of those horrendous "modular" abominations we get nowadays in their stead.
  14. Yep, I own the DO...but I modded it quite heavily and added a MOC of my own instead of the brown portion of the blue building.. See the pic in my sig, or the flickr album, which documents the whole build: Before modding it, I had built it as per instructions. Didn't like it . I really like the Bank portion of BB. I don't like the laundromat addendum at all, or the play feature. But that's just from pictures. I do own it, but haven't build it yet. When I do (which is my next project after the townhouse), I plan to pretty much immediately mod it into a 24-wide, stand-alone, non-corner building.
  15. Guess our tastes regarding modulars are quite different, then. The big empty box that is GE is rather mediocre, imo. I used to have even more negative feelings on it, but it has sort of grown on me in recent years. As for DO, the Pool hall building was ok, the Barber Shop building is a joke. The upper floors are utterly pointless. Basically, it's a big blue encasement for the staircase, with random kitchen and bathroom appliances thrown in. Factor in the embarassing play features, and you get the low point of the entire series