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  1. Faefrost

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Is it just me, or have 80%+ of the recent Ideas submissions simply been reworks of the Pop-Up book? I mean really people! Have you no shame!?!?!?!
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    MOC: The Magnolias On 10th Apartments

    Wow! That is stunning. I think it looks better and more alive than an architects model.
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    Where should the next People at the ____ take place?

    Is it wrong that my mind jumps to the dark and twisted things Lego will never give us? "Fun in Vegas! With Blackjack and Strippers!" (That one comes with an official Politician minifig!) "Fun at the Biker Bar!" (Although we got kinda close to that with Ninjago now that I think about it?) "Fun in the CSI Unit!"
  4. Faefrost

    10264 Corner Garage

    Yeah, but there is a difference between a racing garage, which often looks cleaner than the average hospital OR, and a working city repair garage. Which tend to be somewhat filthy inside, even the neatest of places. I think the studded textured floor is more an attempt to convey the mess via texture. I'm not saying that I agree with the decision, just that I understand what they were going for.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Wow! That is a really fantastic video. A true must watch. It tells so much about the elements of the design process and decisions that we always seem to question. Things like they did think about the tiling, and the decision was made to leave the interior untiled for texture not simply parts count. Or how and why things work the way they do. One neat thing that I had not noticed until the interviewer asked about the grey floor color. Am I wrong, or is this the first modular where the upper story floor colors do not show through on the front facings? Normally we have a subtle color stripe that is the floor plate of the upper floors. But it's completely masked here. Brilliant! I'm also liking the toy truck much more now that I see you can open the hood to work on the engine. One other neat thing that I just noticed. He mentions that you can repeat the middle floor, like you can in all Modulars. But interestingly, it looks like you could repeat either the middle or the upper floor in this one. So you could leave out the Vet and have a few floors of apartments. Or just put in office space. There are no interfaces or elements of the roof on the upper floor assembly. I think the only other building that does that is the Grand emporium. But that cheats it as the middle and upper floors are pretty much the same. Maybe you could do it with the right hand building in Assembly Square? There are really a lot of subtle neat design things in this one once you actually get a good look at it.
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    Modular Buildings help

    This is I think an example of the sort of thing you are talking about. Apologies as it is one of the Brickcity Depot/Lego Neighborhood Book guy’s design plans for sale. But just looking at the picture nicely shows what you are asking about better than we could explain it. https://www.brickcitydepot.com/CB017/san_francisco_victorian_house
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    [MOC] Modular Casa Brickllo

    Gorgeous! Very eye catching. I love those angles balconies.
  8. Faefrost

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    The only downside is it kind of breaks the vague “period feel” to the buildings. You really didn’t start seeing ramps and wheelchair accessible buildings everywhere until the late 70’s - 80’s. Unless it was something like a Hospital. For an elevator to feel fully organic to these buildings it would almost need to be something like a hotel. Where it becomes an element of the story. Besides, and I’m not sure why, but I always think Jamie views elevators as cheating a little. He seemingly likes to design stairs such that you can stack the middle floors. There was a recent City Park set. Plus a number of The smaller Super Heroe sets have some accessories that work amazingly well with modulates. Street Signs, traffic lights, news stands and paper vending machines, etc. granted your city layout is almost always “Bleeker St.” Also some of the seasonal holiday sets were wonderful for fleshing out city streets.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Stupid honest question? Why does everyone think that the bank and a Laundromat are somehow something you would never find? I’m mainly asking because there was in fact a corner bank next to a laundromat just up the block from my Grandmother. There are far weirder combinations in the real world. The Gas Station/Vet is a little strange by modern standards. But likely would not have been even noticed a few decades ago.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    DO was Jamie. I think BB might have been as well, at least in part.
  11. Faefrost

    10264 Corner Garage

    I think it’s a Mike Psiaki design, but I could be wrong. I don’t think they have formally said yet.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    The same folks ranting and hating on this, did the same to the PR when it released. Arguing it was too small, bad value, Lego was shortchanging everyone yada yada. Now they love it as an artistic masterpiece. When TH came out the bitched it was an ugly featureless overpriced box of air only valued for the dark orange. Now they hold it up as the standard for scale and presence. Seeing a pattern here? DD they hated, until they loved it. AS they hated because itwasn’t The same as what they had pictured in their head on hearing the name. The takeaway is a solid portion of the fandom will always complain, and is never satisfied in the internet. They will typically buy it, and by next year it will be the best thing ever, much better than whatever the next new thing to complain about is. (Those few that don’t buy will be complaining when it gets retired, that they didn’t get it.)
  13. Faefrost

    10264 Corner Garage

    It’s a little more complicated than simply weight. But weight is a far better metric than Price per piece. Essentially each piece in the set has an assigned cost. Parts that are existing I n inventory cost less than parts that require an injection mold run to make. So in this case the volume of dark orange probably added a bit to price. Also remember that currency exchange can impact it. How is the Krona doing against the dollar?
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    10264 Corner Garage

    It’s largely because of the style of architecture. This one is growing on me. It looks to be a Northeast US “rust belt” downtown industrial building. One that was repurposed for light commercial. The colors, window styles and fairly flat facade just scream that. You could find buildings not unlike this all along the old Erie a canal route and out to Chicago and Detroit. It will go well with the Downtown diner. I agree with those that say the box photo doesn’t show it in its best light.
  15. Faefrost

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    If that is legit I kinda like It. The angled front is interesting.