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  1. snaillad

    MOC - Waibriki Beach Hotel

    This takes me back! Well done for making it modular to fit into your layout. The cool yellow definitely works better than the normal yellow I used! Nice work!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Well I suppose they could change the colour if it has those connotations. Probably a bit too soon for Lego to make a dispensary part of their town
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I am predicting at some point we may get a small pharmacy as part of a double building in the same fashion as the bank. The 'illuminated' green cross is seen almost everywhere around the world, probably not enough material to fill a huge room though.
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    MOC: Sun 'n' Surf

    Thank you @eliza! It gets harder every time to try and come up with new stuff and techniques I've not made before but I'll keep doing it! Thank you @supertruper1988 you beat me to it! Thanks @LEGO Train 12 Volts
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    MOC: Sun 'n' Surf

    Thanks @paupadros I picked a mixture of roof's just to show a bit of variation in texture, they were never meant to be a focal point, but I agree plain roof tiles are a bit dull! Its an interesting idea with the single floor with a roof terrace, maybe in the future i'll dabble with that idea. Thank you @peedeejay I had it on my desk for a while waiting to be used, although my other have can take the credit for arranging the flowers! Cheers @RogerSmithGlad you've spotted some of the smaller details! I agree the orange is yak, I edited those first but did it with flux operating on my computer but it looked much worse in daylight but I didn't bother re-editing them. Probably should have! Cheers @Vindicare! Thank you @Bricked1980, I'd like to be able to put them in a bigger scene together but sadly just don't have the room, here's hoping when I move I can get them together for a better shot! Thanks @scottwb2010 Glad you like the mix of colours! I originally wanted to have bigger scene with a tram and a beach. Maybe I'll have to save it for a future MOC.
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    MOC: Sun 'n' Surf

    Hello fellow EB members; I've made a small MOC to experiment with different techniques and see what I can do with narrower buildings to what I'm used to. This is a Mediterranean influenced street with a Surf shop, restaurant and place to buy ice cream. It's taken a month or so to put together, no interiors but 3 pics to show you what I've come up with; If you have any comments or questions about techniques etc, please ask! If you wish to view them at Flickr you can find them here: Cheers!
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    [MOC] Bus Stop

    Really nice build! The pavement is done very well with the mix of ingots and jumper plates and I like how you've duplicated the glass effect from the real thing. The bus also looks pretty slick from what I can see. Well done!
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    [MOC] Art Nouveau Modular Corner Building

    I really like the upper floor facade, the framing of the windows and colour choices are very good! Yuo can never have too much sand-green. I like what you've done with arches and gold surround on the lower floor but if I had one criticism it would be that I find the black perhaps a little harsh against the white but it might just be that its a render and a building with real bricks would show slightly differently. I've been experimenting with using gold elements in a similar way and black is definitely the most effective. I'd definitely like to see more in this style from you! Well done!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't think anyone can say for sure it'll be a straight or cornered, public/pleasure building, I don't believe TLG works to a pattern in this way. TLG has dabbled in buildings with a story for a few releases then a couple without so I expect them to maybe try again with a story MOC/combine it with a license/try something new. They'll probably look at how well the previous modulars sold over a period of time and use that as a benchmark for what style/theme to go with for the future. I think there will probably be less single use buildings in the future such as a fire station and more shoeing in a use for every floor, your can see evidence of this in the last two buildings, the diner has a diner, gym and recording studio. The Assembly square has 8 separate uses over the 8 floor areas. I can't remember where I read/saw it but I do recall Jamie/Mike or one of the creator expert teams saying that they were looking at styles of architecture that hadn't yet been done in the series. I suspect Art noveau should be the obvious choice with the much bigger selection of curved and arch bricks available compared to even 5 years ago, gothic and modernism should also have their place in the series I say! As for who designs the building, I think there are many designers who would probably love to have a go at TLG. I'd prefer perhaps someone with an 'artistic' background as aesthetics is the most important thing to me as it is a 100% display piece. I know Mike did the last one according to the designer video, can't say I felt his particular love for modulars from the video but that might be just the way it comes across on video. Don't get me wrong he's obviously very clever and the functions of the new Aston Martin are fantastic, seems like he's be a obvious choice for something like technic since he's into maths and geometry and already made the Beetle and DB5! Our own EB member Marcos Bessa started by making some modular buildings and is now a senior designer, maybe he'll have his own set one day!
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    MOC Handbag Store

    Interesting mix of styles in one scene but I like it! I also like the arch windows, they have a good amount of texture.
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    Mrs Miyagi's Flowers

    I like the use of the tile and flower placed on the underside above the doorway, simple but effective! The interior details are also pretty nice, well done!
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    MOC: The Brixton Hotel

    Thank you @AFOLguy1970 I'm not sure about that, the Bellhops uniforms were originally white! Thanks @paupadros I'm glad you noticed the round tiles above the desk, it would probably look more effective from a front on view rather than the angle shown! Cheers @LegoModularFan Maybe art nouveau is next, now that I've got some interesting pieces, see what I can come up with! Cheers @LEGO Train 12 Volts and @Man with a hat much appreciated!
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    MOC: The Brixton Hotel

    Thanks @Nightfall Cheers @peedeejay I'm flattered you find it inspiring! Thank you @eurotrash The step-down lounge area is probably more of a 'modernist' school of design a couple of decades later but it was a good way of getting some texture into the build. I've wanted to do that style of elevator with the mesh grille on the front for some time! Much appreciated @Bricked1980! It my first foray into a patterned floor that's not a normal placed tile! I wouldn't of really attempted it but discovered those new half 2x2 tiles fit nicely into a newer 2x1x6 arch. Geometry being a heavy influence in Art-Deco it was a no brainer it was going in the build! I'll definitely experiment more with it in the future!
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    Alot of Britishness going on here so of course I approve! A very interesting design! I really like the variation in the window surrounds, the corner door and staircase which helps break up the buildings nicely! The roof and van are also very well done! I planned to do a post office someday but this one will take some beating - maybe I won't bother! I would like to see it in real-life bricks! I expect to see an 'offy' and a 'bookies' in the future to add to your growing street! Well done!
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    MOC: Modular Bookstore

    Very nice indeed! I like the colours you've chosen and the shaping of the windows. Is that a technic tubing piece above the window ledge on the lowest floor? I think I have the same piece but not sure what to call it but it's an inspired use! Well done and a very neat interior too!