Palixa And The Bricks

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  1. How to Design a Modular or a Non-Modular Building?

    Thank you very much for the mention It's a bit of everything others have said before and it's slightly different for each building I've done so far. There are some buildings that I started without any detailed plans (especially at the beginning when I left my dark ages in 2013). I only knew which purpose they should have and built them mostly with bricks I already had. Then there are some buildings where I drew some raw sketches first to get a feeling for proportions and dimensions (did this for the Mom And Pop Store). Often I see buildings (in my hometown or on city breaks) and immediately start to think about how a particular detail or the whole construction can be built in Lego. For example, my Main Post Office is based on a building in my hometown. I began by constructing the front corner with real bricks in white and red to see what could work and then switched to LDD, where I constructed the complete facade but no interiors to get a feeling of how many parts I would need. My canal houses are obviously inspired by a trip to Amsterdam. I originally only wanted to build one, the book store that is an almost exact recreation of an existing building. The project then evolved. The two other buildings are based on parts/details of several exisiting canal houses. Even the house boats are inspired by existing ones. Google Image Search and Street View helped a lot with those. For the canal houses I also started whith LDD, as I knew I did not had enough bricks and would have to BL a lot. For the bookstore I started with the facade of the second floor, for the other two with the facade of the ground floor. Garage + Mom & Pop Store Main Post Office Amsterdam Canal Houses The interiors always come last and are always built with bricks I already have and without any digital tool. I love building them. It's like playing with a dollhouse (which I loved as a kid). I try to build only things that I would like or need as a minifigure if I had to live there. Inspiration often also comes when dismantling previous MOCs or official sets or when sorting bricks and when seeing MOCs of other builders, like @cimddwc, @snaillad, @Kristel or @Redhead1982 for example. When MOD-ing it's like @koalayummies said: this is a very different process. There's no planning or LDD involved. I take apart the parts of the building that I don't like and rework them just by building what feels right. Cafe Corner MOD Brick Bank MOD
  2. [MOC] Grand Palace Hotel

    This is so beautiful! I really love the colour scheme and all the architectural details. My favourite parts are the dining hall (and how it is included in the whole building) and the terrace right in front of it.
  3. Gigantic Christmas Village

    What a wonderful display! I absolutely love it. The colours, the lights and the attention to detail make it very special.
  4. MOC: Kahuka's Koffee

    I love it! It's absolutely perfect! There are so many wonderful details and clever building techniques. The colours work very well together. My favourite parts are the rounded roof and the top balcony. The whole building reminds me somehow of Barcelona or Madrid. I will keep looking at it for a while since there's so much to discover.
  5. MOC: Modular Surf & Ski Shop/Travel Agency

    Beautiful modular with a clever front window! I'm not so fond of the red and blue colour combination of entrance but I have to say that it works quite well next to your other modular The interior is spot-on as always. You have a very distinctive clean building style that I like very much!
  6. Old Town Pub [moc]

    That is so beautiful! Wonderful colour combination and detailed facades. My favourite part is the area with the stairs leading to the tower.
  7. [MOC] Adult Store and Comic Shop

    Love those two buildings. They have both a great run-down and shabby atmosphere. I really like the colours and all the details like the pipes, the ball on the roof, the AC units and all the graffiti.
  8. [MOC] Modular: Town Bed & Breakfast

    This is so lovely! The building, the interior, the minifigures ... everything fits together very well. The photography and the story behind the pictures really bring it to live. My favourite parts are the rooftop and the clock collection.
  9. MOC Rural timbered house

    I really like it. You did a great job capturing the look of the original model. My favourite parts are the snow covered roof with the windows and the stone work on the bottom of the building. I also would love to see pictures of the whole village.
  10. MOC: And Then There Were None

    Great building with wonderful interiors. Amazing how many decorated parts you have They add so much to the atmosphere of this build.
  11. [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    I love it! Very clean and modern architecture with lovely details like the different mailboxes, the vending machine, the drone and the postcard rack. Would love to see it next to your other buildings!
  12. [MOC] Amsterdam Canal Houses

    Thanks again for the wonderful comments I really appreciate them.
  13. [MOC] Amsterdam Canal Houses

    Thank you very much. You should definitely go. I really liked it there. Thanks. Yeah, well, it's LEGO. Minifigs are strong And isn't this the reason why canal houses have pulleys in the gable? So you can lift heavy stuff and pull it through the window. And yes you're right, most of the boats have a lot flowers on top. I wanted to do that also, but I didn't like the way it looked. So I went for "clean" roofs. What are "amsterdammetjes"? Thank you. The corner building is based on the canal house at the corner of Prinsengracht and Brouwsersgracht. It has indeed some more details on the facade, but I found it hard to incorporate them. Thank you very much! Glad you like it. Thanks. Thank you very much. Taking photos is always the toughest part of the process. It always takes some iterations until lighting and focus is right and I am satisfied with the results. Thanks. Feel free. Thank you! Building the interior mostly takes as long as the main building. Glad you like it. Thanks :-)
  14. [MOC] Edificio Metropolis Madrid

    Impressive build! You've captured the proportions and details of the original building very well.
  15. [MOC] Typical Heritage House In my country.

    This is such a beautiful building! The colours match very well and I love the windows on the front. My favourite part is the interior though. I also really like the power lines. They are simple but they add a lot the atmosphere. Well done!