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  1. Inspirational Modular and Non-Modular Building MOCs

    Haha that’s absolutely brilliant! Too bad that monstrosity of a limousine still survived unscathed though...
  2. New Century City Block II

    Wow, this is astonishing! Really inspired technique and parts usage. I struggle to think of my favourite, though I definitely smiled as soon as I saw the upside-down rope bridge. As discussed elsewhere before, Art Nouveau is arguably the hardest architectural style to capture in Lego, mainly due to the difficulty capturing subtle/irregular curves with mostly cuboid bricks. If you don’t mind me asking, when designing this, to what extent did you start with drawings of what you wanted to create (as based on your real-life inspirations), or was the starting point more trying to come up with a list/collection of whole load of curved pieces in the right sort of colours? Thank you so much for sharing this!
  3. 31026 Bike Shop & Cafe reimagined

    Nice! I’ve seen a lot of MOC versions of this, but I think yours probably does the best job of matching the modular aesthetic while still being totally recognisable as the original set.
  4. [MOC] De-Marco's Vehicles

    Apologies for the topic bump, but after De Marco had such a fantastic run of original and inspired vehicles last year, I was hoping it hadn’t all been given up, so here’s a bit of a public thank you for all the great work!
  5. [MOC] Modular Florentine Steakhouse & Butchery

    Wow - looks even better in the flesh (ABS)! The technique for the roofing is much easier to appreciate now - definitely a source of inspiration.
  6. I also have that starter pack, but am planning (someday) to use it within a Science and Space Museum, which will also include components from the Women in Science, Big Bang Theory, and Women of NASA sets. I’m also hoping to incorporate some of the classic space style or colours into the architecture of the building, and maybe some classic space bits as “predictions” of future space developments!
  7. [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    I love the handcrafted approach you’re taking. One problem with the existing lighting sets are that they inneviably obscure the interior with trailing wires to some extent. Your lamp system with integrated wires is possibly one way to minimise this. How are you planning to deal with the issue of wiring each of the separable floors?
  8. [MOC] To Space and Back for 50 Cents!

    Brilliant! I especially love some of the little details like the ringed planet using the toilet seat / life preserver. Voted +1
  9. Ballabreek 2018

    I love it! I’ve been collecting a similar range of City Space components with a view to building a modular-style Science and Space museum, and am actually hoping to use some of the very same parts from the City Square car showroom to incorporate some of the Classic Space colour scheme.
  10. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I agree, sounds like a great idea for a thread, and I know that would probably correspond with much of the time I spend looking for ideas/inspiration online. I guess the only problem might be the amount of times you find orphaned images without being able to properly credit the original creator.
  11. [MOC] Yacht/Boat 4011 "Cabin Cruiser" remake

    Fantastic! The shaping looks so natural that it appears almost effortless! (Though I am sure that is not the case). That car looks brilliant too - have you posted it previously then?
  12. [mod] A more streamlined Diner

    That has an amazing impact upon the overall look of the building and radically improves its overall stylistic coherence. I like the idea of integrating the curved features from Ninjago City, though I think it does stand out a little incongruously at present. Maybe it would fit it more naturally if there was more white in place of tan elements across the rest of the facade?
  13. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah it always surprises me that Lego don’t do more medical-themed sets, as I can’t believe that they couldn’t be made appealing to kids. Pretend doctor/nurse kits (eg toy stethoscopes) were always a staple kids toy when I was younger. Moreover some of my favourite types of imaginative play, with either Lego or other action figures, involved either chases (explaining the perpetuity of Lego Police) or rescue attempts (often involving figures hung out of windows or down the stairs on the end of a piece of string), and an emergency healthcare service is a natural continuation of that sort of play. Of course, that may just have been my experience, and I don’t have kids yet, but I’d be interested to know what others’ experience was of toys themed similarly to Lego City.
  14. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I know it’s not on the cards, but it often feels like parts get taken away from interesting buildings in order to include additional vehicles within a set (I know the theory that this is due to kids prefering vehicles). What I would have really loved would have been separate hospital, ambulance, and air-ambulance sets that would have allowed kids/AFOLs to get into the subtheme at a lower price point (e.g. an ambulance) but also to build a complete service using the various sets. What can happen otherwise is like with the most recent Arctic theme, where you ended up with a multitude of smaller trucks across the more interesting builds.
  15. [MOC] Modular: Dock Inn

    Looks fantastic! I was slightly thrown by the first couple of pictures with the new building on its own, but it works brilliantly in the context of the other buildings you’re making. I love the historic sea front idea, and you’ve absolutely made the most of it with lots of clever and fun little details. As @koalayummies says, the use of bright colours is also really nice, and means everything maintains that timeless Lego feel.