niteangel

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  1. niteangel

    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Thanks everyone! I guess it is easy to reach this kind of appearance with LEGO bricks, showing smooth and clean lines and surfaces. The hard part is how to arrange the spaces within such clean language and look. Let me take a good picture of it next to the other buildings!
  2. niteangel

    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Hi, thanks for the comments! Sorry for being late to reply, and here is a shot of my lift shaft: You can see the lift will be held by the walls (when all the floors are inserted back) and so it won't fall out, and nothing sticks out so that the building can still be attached to the other one side by side without problem. The lift is not a square but in a slight L-shape, and that is why it will be "pushed" into the black wall part (you can imagine by looking at the bottom of the shaft). Hope that helps!
  3. niteangel

    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Thanks! Our towns are constantly evolving, and we have to enter the world of contemporary styles! ;)
  4. niteangel

    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Thanks carebear!
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    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    It took me actually a month to sketch and design, while the building work took around a week...pretty fast actually when most of the bricks are ready, haha... Thanks Henchmen! Actually, you are right, I didn't just sketch and jump to this design. I actually did 5-6 sketches to reach this final design, before using the bricks to test the idea out. :) I only showed the final sketch right before the actual construction work. Good guess! Thanks everyone!
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    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Finally! This is the Mail Box! I took quite some time off from my last creation, and now I finally realized what was in my hand for quite some months. This yellow building is my latest modern architecture creation, and clearly, it is the place where you post your letters and get other mailing services, the post office! Many people would use up most of the inches for a corner building design, but I want to reclaim the space for the people. How about a negative building? I decided to remove the walls along the pavement, and create a nice, welcoming semi-outdoor space. Then the building will start to "climb" onto the remaining walls, as if they are inserted into the planes. I used grey for the horizontal box indicating that this is the public area. You can do your mailing at the counter or get help. You can also buy postcards and other mail products. The above is the black box, which is the office, the staff-only place. You can post your letters outside. Note the local and air mailboxes! The blue one is stamp vending machine. Buy, stick and post! On the other side of the yellow wall is the loading bay, and you can see things are just scattered around, with parcels pending delivery...the other side is the lift shaft, with a workable lift! The mail car parks here, and ready to be loaded and go! The first floor is the office where the postmen sort the letters. Looks like they need to have OT today... The second floor is where the manager sits. You can also find special delivery section here. They are brainstorming about how to deliver these silver bricks. Who is that artist? He is the designer for the post products, like the first-day-of-issue! The computer? For the drones! Yes, the drones! With these little robots, speed delivery will be really...speedy. No need to wait for any man or car to send your urgent letters! Hope you enjoy this! Now start posting!
  7. niteangel

    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    Thanks! And I like what you said about architecture. It is a kind of art, and people have different tastes for different art. About the light colors, I should be posting better pictures. My bad! My MOC does not have any instructions, sorry about that. However, I am more than happy to answer any question if you are working on your own emporium expansion!
  8. niteangel

    [ MOC ] Modular Disney Store

    Thanks everyone! Indeed, there is no window here since most of the modern shops have artificial lighting and ventilation. With no windows, the shop can utilize all the wall space for the wall-bays and shelves. Of course, if there are windows the shop will be even better, but I like to maintain the current design to keep the concept of a castle first. Thanks for the useful feedback!
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    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    Thanks to all! I guess I just made a really bad decision on the background when photographing the build, but anyway, here maybe a better view of it. I am not sure if I should open another thread about this, which is about my modular builds being exhibited at my mother school, the School of Architecture, CUHK, as part of the 25th anniversary. Maybe I will open a new topic on this!
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    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    It's okay. I guess it needs a little more luck for any cool projects besides the number of votes! :P Thanks for the words! Indeed, I think I will need to shoot it against another background. Stay tuned! Thanks for all the comments!
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    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    Thanks for all the comments! I think it is quite interesting since it sparkles off different views on architecture. I intentionally use light colors for the new expansion, because any brighter / bolder colors will compete with the old building. It is wrong, to me, that you use something strong like brown or dark blue to make it too bulky. Using glass is not a bad idea, but I see more solid feel with actual walls. I still do some skylights though if you notice. Choosing a light color is not easy either. Light pink or red won't work, while light blue isn't too nice (too sad to me). The new light turquoise serves just right: bright, refreshing, sophisticated. I think I am good with this color scheme. Thanks again!
  12. niteangel

    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    Thanks! I will take your first line as a compliment! :) Thanks!
  13. niteangel

    [ MOC ] The Grand Mall

    Hi everyone, just a few days before 2017 arrives and I managed to get this building done! As the economy of V City (my LEGO world) is going strong, the old Grand Emporium needs an upgrade too. Unlike many people who would buy more of the set and stack the stories up, I took a different approach from an architect's point of view. I got the inspiration from the book shelf of mine, and thought what if I added more books to the shelf? I would push the books aside and insert the new ones. And I got the idea for the new annex of the department store. The new building is just like new blocks inserted into the old one, and the expansion is not merely an increase of volume or floor area, but also a re-establishment of the icon. The new shop becomes a new landmark in the city (again). The design is clearly an insertion, but not invasion of the old. The new wing has a larger entrance, while the old revolving door is still kept. Let's start with the G/F. This floor is the supermarket, with one side having a double-volume space. You can also see that I kept some iconic features from the old emporium, namely the gift deco and escalators. All these link to the old memories... There is also a little information counter, if you are lost or if you have lost something. Going up to 1/F is the kitchenware section, and you can find the fashion section next to it. Wait, is that...Scarlet Witch? Further up is the 2/F kid section, with a fully stocked LEGO shelf! You can also find other toys here. The other side of the kid section is a book section. Mums can play with their kids too there. Snack corner is near the escalator, while you can find the restroom too. The roof originally was not used for anything (or a rest area for the window cleaners?), but after the renovation, you can enjoy a drink at the sky bar. Sometimes you can find the Avengers too. The model is also "slice-able", as you can open it up to reveal all the different sections inside. So the new Grand Mall is in business, and you can start getting some new things for the new year. Enjoy!
  14. niteangel

    [ MOC ] The Winter Express

    Yes, I think so! That's the intent but do you think it will work in reality? :P Thanks for all the compliments!
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    [ MOC ] The Winter Express

    Thanks! The color scheme is a little tricky for the engine part, as I don't want to do the typical red or green scheme. I want to make it more metallic and "robust", while having a little Christmas deco. I am happy to see the current result. Definitely! I will tell the post office to do something, haha!