alex54

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  1. So, I’m glad to share with you another step pf my town layout story. This time, it’s not about houses, but street sections. After spending a lot of time on my buildings, I decided to take a moment on the streets. In fact, a city couldn’t be a great city without public furniture, flowers and roads ! In 2009, remember, I have already work on the pavement of my street. In fact, I don’t like how TLC made the pavements in the modular buildings line. And with LEGO, you can change what you don’t like ! So I have found a module, that used upside-down gives a more random look, even if it’s a regular module : But with all the modulars I have, with the official ones and my owns, I need a lot of straight road. And damned, TLC send only one straight with a crossed one. Damned, I will have a lot of crossed road, without any utility. So, some straight roads, I hurt my fingers with all of those dark grey tiles to put on ! Hopefully, I have some 1x2 plates to put too, and 2x2 tile with one centered stud. In fact, I want to have some modular road plates, with which you can put some street furniture and so on, without any effort. The 1x2 plates on each sides are here to attache the road sections between them, with a street lamp for example. And the other studs can fix flowers, garbage, fire hydrant and so on. The result of the street sections is for a crossed one : And for a straight one : After that, I worked on bus station, which need to be not too big and not too small to feet in the street. After some works and tries, I came up this this bus stop : I also made some garbage : Fire hydrants, simple but enough effective for me (some times, simplicity is your best friend!) : I need to put some touch of green in my town. Those flowerpot will help a little : Like those other flowers sections, in two kind of colors, for more diversity : Seeing the Gostbuster headquarters, I find the traffic light great and effective. So, I decided to duplicate it. I just add some flowers for a greener street and that’s all ! And without forgetting some traffic lights for pedestrians and other road signs : I also need some benches, and find a nice way to make them one day on a picture of a moc (don’t remember the source…), so I decided to reproduce them, Now, my minifigs can sit and have a quiet moment ! And I have enough white street lamps to fix all my road plates together. But I fall in love with a black version, from New Elementary,and couldn’t resist to reproduce them as well. Don’t you find them beautiful ? Just note that the base of the street lamp ha changed, with only 4 notches instead of the 6 for the older version, making it less beautiful IMO. And what a street without some trees? TLC never bring me some decent beautiful trees. It’s not that easy to make some nice ones, enough sturdy with a nice look. I have made some tries some years ago, remember, with those kind of trees : Time has past and TLC bring us a so wonderful part, like the new stalk piece ref 19119. Maybe it’s one of my favorite new part from 2015! So I tried to use this, and made a lot of versions. In fact, I wanted to build a tree that is enough sturdy, without small parts falling down (even if we are in autumn ^^!). And I’m quite happy with the result! Now it’s time to show you how all those elements go together. I have taken some pics to do so. Just note that I don’t have put some corner buildings just only because I don’t take the time to find them in my boxes. Firstly, some pics with one of all the element presented above : And finally, some pics with a touche of life, with some minifigs and cars, just to see how it looks in situation : So, this is just 1/3 of all my road plates I have made this way. We can image to have some other element to put in the street, like newspaper boxes, little food stands, a phone box and more ! Just let your imagination works ! I just hope that you enjoyed reading this long post! And you can discover some extra pics in my FlickR or Brickshelf galleries.
  2. Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated!
  3. Hey! During this time at home because of Covid19, I have decided to create and to change my bus stop. My first version looks too big and bulky and would like something thinner. So, after 2 days working on it, I came up with two prototypes : all the pieces are not in the write color for now, I need to buy extra pieces. But before doing that, I want to share them with you to have some feedback : what is your favorite version? What do you like or note, how to improve it? First, some pictures with the 3 iterations. The first version is the white one. And now, a closer look at one prototype : And the last prototype :
  4. I've got mine yesterday ^^. Thanks a lot @CopMike for the raffle, organisation, and the manatees!
  5. Thanks a lot for Copmik and this funny contest !
  6. I juste need to buy my christmas tree to put my santas in !
  7. Glad to help you. Just tell me if you need more ^^
  8. Hello, Here's a picture t show you how the trees are mad. Like Vindicare said, I use some 5 prong flower stem piece & 1x1 snot bricks (a lot of them for one tree!) on big foliages. You will see how those foliages are attached. Each face of tree is made by twi big foliage, and only one on top. Everything is legal here and doesn't move, it's quite sturdy. Hope that will help you ^^
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    Making Eurobricks More Active

    Things and not thongs, sorry!
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    Making Eurobricks More Active

    I'm find and still here event if I'm not as active as before. So I will answer the questions asked : Would you like to see more contests? Yes, evenif I don't have all the time I want to enter those contest. What is your opinion of Tags (those small images on the left <---)? Don't have any opinion about them. Do you use, if ever, Eurobricks reference materials (ie. lists of Reviews, lists of MOCS, lists of Forums)? Lists of review is very usefull. And alsow lists of MOCS, if they are from good quality. Have you participated in games on Eurobricks (ie. Role-Playing, Mafia, etc.)? I have participated to one game like that, and it wad funny. Do you use/visit the Eurobricks Facebook page? Eurobricks on Flickr? etc. No facebook for me at all. Flickr not too. I don't like social app like that. Do you post MOCs online? What hosting platform do you prefer to use? I still use Brickshelf, old style! Do you prefer broadly defined threads or multiple specialized threads? multiple specialized threads What is the first page you visit when opening Eurobricks on your browser? The index page Personnaly, I have less time to go on EB. I was more active when I was student. And all the people with wich I speak here seem to be in the same situation. So, I don't know the newer member. And with the smartphone and all those apps, It seems that the discussions in general are not as constructive than before. Maybe it's just an impression. And last, because I don't come often here, I don't write in english, and I lost a lot in that. It's harder for me to think abour how to write properly. All in all, I'm still an EB lover, where I discovered the LEGO online univer, other AFOLS, during my study, when I didn't have my real bricks with me!^^ I'm still mocing my town, with some inspiration moment and other period without envy to MOC. I often think about posting some new pics to share my work, but I don't have the time to take pictures, host them and post. Or maybe I don't take the time to do so... I know I have to, but I have so many things to do aside...
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Winners per day calendar

    I've got mine! Thanks a lot again Copmike!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Winners per day calendar

    Thank a lot Copmike for this prize!
  13. Thanks for this detailed review! This series is not my favourite one, even if there are some nice figs. I don't find a general cfeeling about those figs, some are in the costume theme, when some other are not really. By the way, I really like the new mouse, which looks really cute!
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Winners per day calendar

    Sorry Copmike, I didn't understand that I had to give you what price I won, and I can't remember it... Bad guy I am... Thanks for this funny game! And like others, I hope to find some interesting things in my mailbox each day ^^
  15. Click to choose files A ciber Christmas tree with ciber Santa and his wife ^^
  16. Thanks for this review! I find this serie funny and cool, and great for a city fan too : - Those bowls and spoons are so great - nice new hairepices and recolour - new "clothes" with scarf and hoodie What can we want more? And this serie is a good way to have the fish gear in a cheep way, so I like it! And the octopus one is so great too, by its own. The Npop girl is definitevly my favorite fig from this serie! I'm an Unikitty fan... It's funny to see that LEGO has made a technology update on the stereo player ^^! Whitefang, do you have the Harry Potter shark head, it's missing on your shark family picture Thanks for this great job!
  17. Not so far away, the world was divided in two, between Zombies and Minifigures, each tribe with its one rules, its own cultures and traditions. Zombies lived together in some quiet, peaceful and comfortable towns. They were very respectful of the other Zombies, independently of their zombie appearance, origin or color. Contrary to them, the Minifigures grown with the vision of a one colored world : in yellow! They don't have any rules and hated this wonderful and cute Zombie-land so much that one day, they tried to go to fight them. Poor Zombies, it seems this is the end of your quiet life! Never trust Minifigure, they are treacherous and will make you out be the baddies of the story... And here the link of the gallery for all the pictures.
  18. Those are not stockers, but printed parts. For the stop, I can't remembered, they came from city sets from the begining of the 2000 years. And for the pedestrian crossings, they came from a Junior set from 2015 or 2016. I don't know the ref exactly.
  19. Nice city layout, very "Crhistmasy"! And glad to see that you have used my pavement for your street! ^^
  20. Thanks fot the last comments! ^^ In fact Wout, my city is always under modification! And always lakes some interiors details...
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    My city story

    Thanks for your comment! I have fixed the link. I will try to take some nicer pictures form those MOC to present them.
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    My city story

    Layout Here it is my city story. I have already told it in my presentation topic, but here it is better to show the evolution of my town : ___________________________________________ The beginning (see below) My first roads: (see below) The non independent period (see below) The arrival of the trains (see below) In 2007-2008, a new layout is coming In 2009-2010, the expension of my layout 2011 the rebirth, in modular size ___________________________________________ Modular building n°01 Modular building n°02 Modular building n°03 Modular building n°04 Inside my Café Corner Modular street and furniture ___________________________________________ The beginning: Far, far away, with my city sets and an extra large grey base plate, I decided to make a small town centre. But I have no pics of this period. My first roads: But the extra large base plate didn't give my town a town look, so I decided to buy some roads. You can see the pic below. The non independent period: My collection grew up, like for my small brother, who wants to do like me (he bought some other city sets and roads too). He lent me his roads to make my town bigger. The arrival of the trains: But I would have my independence, so I decided to buy some new roads, even if they had changed. It was also the time for me to show some city sets that I never put in my town, like my police centre or the ResQ one. And when I discovered that TLC would sell a new train line, I decided to buy it! In fact, I remembered that I always want a train, but my father didn't because he has trains but not in LEGO, so he didn't see the interest to have a LEGO one if I could play with his train. But I was major (hey I became a city Afol!) when the new line came out, so all the sets have been bought (green and with ICE, green cargo train, the crane, the train station, the crossroad, the big garage and some tracks.). My city was bigger than ever! Here a map of the city of this period. I organise my city with a town centre in the train tracks, and the suburb out, with the security area. In 2004: After, I continued to buy some sets for my town. I made some houses that I destroyed regularly to build new ones. And I discovered the LEGO web community with all those so beautiful city with awesome buildings! But they don't have the same spirit than mine. In fact, I would give my town a LEGO spirit, with building which respect the minifigs scales and not the human scales, with its default, like no upstairs to go to the upper floor. I would like a city like we can see in the 80's lists. Each year, I change my LEGO unofficial houses, added some new roads and the city sets of the year Here a general view of my city in 2004. The rest of the pics are here. In 2005: Here a general view of my town in 2005, with new sets like the fire fighters. The rest of the pics are here. In 2006, my town is still growing : These year, all the new city sets are in my town, except to the new airport, because the planes are oversized for me. I decided to buy some new tracks to make my train bigger and introduce the new cargo train with an "old" 9V motor, which will come very soon! I decided to buy sets like Arkam Asilum and the tunner garage to integrate them after some modification. For this year, I try to work on the well integration of all the elements and particularly the road parts. I didn't want some roads opened on nothing, I would have a closed layout, which you can see here: With the time and the fact to build, break and rebuild houses, and with some new ideas seen on the web, my houses are more "adult": more realists, with more details like those big beautiful ones seen on Brickshelf, but with the LEGO spirit. For the houses which are in the suburb, I take my inspiration on the old houses, it gives to my town an authentic LEGO touch. This is what I think and what I hope to have and show with my city. And for the centre houses, I want them to be bigger with more detailed frontages. I make the park bigger too, and a central places with sites for the pedestrians. I try to work on some details like fountains and the inside of the houses, and made my first modern building just behind the train station. This city gives me a real satisfaction result. Here a general view of my town in 2006. The rest of the pics are here. I really wanted to take more pics to show the mini scenery I created and the houses indoor, but I made my town in my garage, so I didn't have enough light to take some good pics. But I'm working on a system to have more light, for my 2007 city pics with, I hope some new good sets.
  23. Thanks for you comments! Here if France, it's like that, The traffic light is at the font of the intersection. I know that it's not like that in Canada.
  24. Haaa! Finally! I was waiting for your review Whitfang! Event if I have seen other reviews on the net, i wanted yours! I like this tradition and would miss read it for nothing! Thanks to take the time to do it, it's always well appreciated! I hesitated to launch a warming message, just to be sure that you're still alive and minifigs series lover! ^^ I like this series, which is good, with nice heads, theme, parts and 2 new animals! I couldn't ask more! I can't wait to have this series in my hand (I d'ont have seen it in shops around me...).
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    My city story

    Thanks Jamesn! I'm waiting for some pieces to finish my street section, and I'm now working on a bring new 16x32 modular town house in art nouveau style, once againe! One new aspect of my latest creations, is that I don't limit my buiding with my bricks that I have in stock like before. Now that I have discovered Bricklink, (well I know it for long, but I decided to buy on only it few month ago... I know that I will never start doing this!) it's easyer to finalise some nice details with the right colours!