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snaillad posted a topic in LEGO TownHello fellow EB members. I've been working on this MOC for the last couple of months which includes a Cinema, bakery and clothing shop. No interiors were included this time. Its been only my second project this year due to moving my whole Lego collection to another room and re-organizing. Hopefully more to come next year! It is based on 1930-1940's timeline as it was a flimsy excuse to build a old style car and tram and more importantly the Luxor cinema which is what I started building first. Anyway on with the pics, 4 in all to include a few closeup shots. Any questions on building techniques or general comments I'll do my best to answer. You can find all the same pics on my flickr here in bigger sizes if you so wish: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52656812@N04/ Cheers!
New Caesar Cinema and sneakershop (+portal) modular.
SollX posted a topic in LEGO TownSome time ago i posted a B-model of palace cinema which i called caesar cinema. I wassn't totaly happy about it and i got some other ideas for modulars i wanted to build. and so i created the new Caesar Cinema with next to it a sneaker store called "SNKR" I am a huge sneaker fan. (i have 25 pair of nike's and Jordans) so i really wanted to make a sneakerstore modular. an this is what i came up with: I figured that the best pieces to represent sneakers would be the up side down 1x1 plate and the 1x1 slope Some limited golden and bleu sneakers behind glass Upstairs there is storage for some shoeboxes and... a companion cube?? and a locked door... To open the door, some one already got to the 2nd floor where some test must be done. but if you complete the test, the door will be opened and there wil be cake! CAKE!! so yes i am also a portal fan! LEGO, PORTAL and Sneakers all in one modular!! (have you figured out how to open the door yet?) The cinema is mostly build form the pieces from palace cinema, the City Pizza truck and some extra red parts for the theater room. in the entrance room there is a City Pizza where you can buy and eat pizza, but also drinks and popcorn for the movies, and a desk to buy your movie tickets. don't be afraid by the life size ET, Egyptian and BRICK SEPARATOR! and here it is in my city
vedosololego posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesHUGO CABRET Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr This i my small tribute to a great movie, Hugo Cabret, by Martin Scorsese. The movie is based on Brian Selznick's graphic novel "The Invention Of Hugo Cabret". Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr It’s about a boy who lives alone in the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris in the 1930s. His died father has left behind notebooks, including his plants to finish an automaton found in a museum. Hugo seems somewhat a genius with gears, screws, springs and levers, and the mechanical man is himself a steampunk masterwork of shining steel and brass. Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr During the story Hugo meets many people including a girl named Isabelle with which he will share his secrets, and her uncle Georges. This old man is none other then the immortal french film pioneer Georges Melies, who was also the original inventor of the automaton. Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr This is also a tribute to the great cinema and its first pioneers. It will be a nice idea include a tile with a graphic that represent Georges Melies most famous short film "A Trip To The Moon" (1902) with the ship that pokes the man in the moon in the eye. Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr If you have never watched this movie I strongly suggest to take the time and watch it. It doesn’t represent only the story of a boy, but mostly it is an analogy about the sense of life, putting the emphasis on how much each person contribution is important in the world. Hugo during the movies states: “I like to think that the world is a whole big unique equipment. You know equipment are made with the exact number pieces they need, consequently I come to the conclusion that if the world is a unique equipment, I personally have a reason to be here and the same is for you!” Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr In reference to my creation, I have tried to incorporate as many details and references to the movie as possible. You can find Hugo Cabret, Isabelle, Georges Melies with his camera, the automaton, the mechanic mouse, many mechanisms, the clock, the heart shape keys. All the mechanisms on the left work as the same as the one in the central column, some with a continuous movement other with an alternate movement in order to simulate the goes by of the time. Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr Because I am not an expert of LEGO Technic I was not able to make the mechanisms of the clock to work, so they are there only for a visual purpose. In the event that this project would be made I am sure that LEGO designers would find a way to make it work. I am here to ask to vote for my idea, a new project based on a wonderful movie with a deep message and please forgive my skills about making mechanisms work! Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr This project could become an official LEGO set if it gathers 10000 votes. Voting is easy, free and without any obligation, You just have to click on the blue button "Support" (to vote) and "Follow" (to be updated). If You don't have an account on LEGO Ideas, You must register, You will receive an email to activate your account and then You can already vote. Hugo Cabret by Cristiano Grassi, su Flickr If You liked my Hugo Cabret project, please consider sharing it on your blog, website, forum, Facebook or Twitter, and invite your friends to check it out and vote. Social networks are very effective in promoting a project and every vote is needed to make it real. Thank You so much for visiting this project and for the time You will spend for sharing it. I hope that you enjoy this project and if you would like to can check out my other projects, I would like to know your feedback on them. You can find them in my LEGO Ideas profile. You can Support this project here https://ideas.lego.com/projects/140663 Find me and other pictures on Facebook https://www.facebook...61136923948485/ and on Flickr https://www.flickr.c...s/vedosololego/ Thank You so much for the collaboration.
Your favourite movie?
SomeAssemblyRequired posted a topic in Culture & MultimediaThought I'd start a "fun" topic. What is your favourite film(s)? My personal favourite is the 1968 Planet of the Apes - classic film, have seen it close to 6 times now. Love the story, the twist, the Charlton Heston-ing. Bravo to my favourite character of all time... DR. ZAIUS!
MOC/MOD - Main Street Palace Cinema, Godwins Hollow
dignow posted a topic in LEGO TownThis is our mod of the Palace Cinema. Before the PC was released we had The Main Street Cinema but were so taken with the facade of the Palace that we decided to try and make our interior fit the new exterior. Our old theater wasn't a corner building so that took a little working out but in the end we only expanded the given Palace structure a few studs to make everything fit. We were very pleased with how well we were able to meld the two buildings. Hope you enjoy. You can see more of the theater here and here. Thanks.
MOD: Town Plan Cinema Extension 10184
timmyc1983 posted a topic in LEGO TownHello, this is my first new topic post here, altho you may have seen me commenting :D Anyway, the reason for the post is my MOD of the Town Plan Cinema. I am quite a traditionalist and therefore have not made any drastic changes, i have just made it standard modular size so it fits in with the others, and added more of a back including a second screen. I have seen much better versions out there but i like mine :) Anyway, enough talk... The overall building The twin cinemas featuring the '50 Year Brick' and James Bond. And upgraded snack bar with Pick-n-mix and a fridge... MOre deatiled pics on my flickr stream here: Comments and feedback more than welcome :) Tim.
Review: 10232 Palace Cinema
Multiverse posted a topic in LEGO TownThere's one set that's all the rage right now, and I'm sure there's a lot of people out there who are in doubt about whether to buy it. To help them out, I figured it was time for a proper Eurobricks review of the thing. So here comes the first part of my commented building session with set #10232 Palace Cinema! NOTE: My computer has broken down, and everything on it - including the photographs and the almost-finished text of this review - has been lost. Before reading, please note that you should expect only half a review. I got as far as to the end of the ground floor. Price: 1099 DKK/ 120 GBP / 150 USD Number of Pieces: 2196 On Brickset: Brickset.com/detail/?set=10232-1 I strongly suspect I’m not the only Eurobrick member who recieved one of these big, brown packages in the mail during the last couple of days. After all, it is just only a week since Lego made the latest model in the modular line available to VIP members, and adding to the deal that this modular is a good deal cheaper than any of the previous installments (not counting Market Street) and comes, just for this month, with the option of free shipping, it ends up quite the attractive offer to a fan of the series. It certainly was to me, anyway, and that’s how I’ve ended up the happy owner of one of these packages. Sweet dreams form the shades inside it; let’s have a peak at them! If you live in Europe, you’ll also have received a polybag with a police helicopter in it. I like that Lego does this, because I’m too scatterbrained to keep track of what they offer at the moment, so it’s a pleasant surprise whenever they place an unexpected polybag in my shopping basket. The S9 minifig wasn’t free, unfortunately, and really not related to the rest of the lot at all. I’ll try to keep it out of the review. I have two modulars already: the Fire Brigade and the Grand Emporium. I got both of those relatively recently, so this is the first time I can afford the extravaganza of buying a modular on its day of release. I’m thrilled! At first I was a bit puzzled as to why they would put the oldest of these sets in the middle – in the past, these setups on the backs of the boxes have always been ordered chronologically. But as I realise now, looking through the photos, it’s rather obvious: If you put the smallest modular (once again, rudely disregarding Market Street) behind the ginormous Town Hall, you might as well just exclude it from the photograph altogether. The picture also serves to remind us that the Pet Shop was released two years ago. That’s right, in 2011. I feel just a little bit older after realising that. We open the box, and out pours, not unexpectedly, a large number of plastic bags with bricks in them, a few large plates, a plastic bag with the instructions and a 32x32 baseplate in what I believe is a recolour: regular bright red. I usually buy my sets for parts, and so, while I’m certainly no fan of it, I’m often not personally bothered by the infamous DSS. This is a modular, though, and I’d trusted Lego to know enough about the general AFOL aversion to stickers to keep them out of the line where, as a general guideline, AFOLS get their will. Yet here they are, and the more brilliant the designs on them are, the sadder I get thinking about them having to be exposed to my imperfect sticker-adding abilities. But more on that, come their actual appliance. Also included is the 2013 version of the brick separator. I wonder whether this particular recolour wasn’t inspired by the poster for The Brick Separator above. At this point, I should probably add that these pictures were taken over the course of two afternoons and two evenings, and that consequentially, some of them are taken with a natural light source (that would be the sun; off the top of my head, I can’t think of any other natural light sources that are available to me), while some of them are not. THE BUILD: PART ONE As is the case with most big sets recently, the instruction booklet is split into three sections; one for each floor of the building. The first one, conveniently, is the ground floor. Let’s see what in those bags! Wow. That’s a lot of parts. I personally base a lot of my Lego shopping list on the Eurobricks reviews. More precisely, I base them off the part squares that people photograph for the reviews, and so I’m always happy to see that someone has put in the effort of arranging them just so strangers on the internet could benefit. But up until now, I didn’t realise just how much effort that was when we’re talking about a large set. A lot of effort. Or time, I guess. Either way, I hope you’re happy. Included is a virtual infinity of regular 1xY bricks in dark tan, quite a lot in light grey (’bley’), and a not insignificant amount in dark grey. There’s huge amounts of tiles, as well, mainly in 2x2 and 1xY formats, although a couple of black 2x4 tiles appear as well. The rest of the pieces are a fair assortment, ranging from arches through window panes to technic pins. And of course, there’s the new pieces. ’New pieces’ is a phrase which here means ’Pieces I don’t already have’. The trans-clear 1x1 round tile (or the ’studless stud’, as it has cleverly been named) has already been in 14 readily available sets throughout 2012 and 2013, as well as many sets of secondary availability, like polybags and store-exclusives. The brick star tile is the only exclusive print in the set. In fact it’s the only exclusive part in it at all, and the Palace Cinema includes eight of it. It’s very decorative, and I predict that it’ll have a high price rate on Bricklink, both because of its rarity and its versatility. The 1x2x5 trans-clear brick has only appeared in 2011’s 5770 Lighthouse Island, which has four of it. This set has two, so they’re still pretty neat to have. ’But wait,’ I imagine you commenting, ’didn’t you say that you already had two Modulars? Then surely, you already have the lamppost which PaB calls a Fabuland Standard’. Well, yes. Yes, I do. But that’s not this one. It appears that TLC has, simply for the sake of effing the ineffable itself, decided to make a new, almost completely similar mould for this iconic piece. With my limited photography skills and the bad lighting, it can be hard to tell, but if you look close enough, you’ll see that the new version (on the left) has deeper dents; it’s more obvious at the bottom of the piece. It also has only four indentations instead of the usual six. It’s probably for stability, though the Fabuland lamppost is already one of the most reliably stable pieces I can think of. There are four minifigures included in the bags labelled with the title of the only Beatles album in my house. The first of these is, as declared by the designer herself in the pre-release design video, the Minnie Figure who is mentioned on the sign above the front doors. I don’t personally think it’s a very interesting figure, though I’m always glad to see the classic minifig face. Next up is her driver. This guy apparently runs the movie theatre all by himself. That must be quite a lot of work. His torso is taken from a random fish in a Spongebob set, and I was surprised to see that it was originally yellow, as it is here (fortunately; anything else would’ve thrown the whole figure off), since I thought all the background fish in Lego Spongebob were a default lime green. I guess you learn some new, oddly specific fact every day. Oh, and then there's reporter! My personal favourite of the bunch. I like pretty much every part involved, and they go together just fine. Specifically the use of the Indy fedora as a the kind of hat you’d keep a press card tied to is a nice idea. I posted a photograph of him a little longer up the page, so I'll try to keep this as uncluttered as possible and not post the same picture twice. What do you say we start the build now? I’ll just go ahead and start building, and take a photo for you whenever I have a comment I think you’ll care reading. Step One. The instructions tell me to begin with the car, so I’ll do that. Step Two (don’t worry, I’m not going to stop at every step). Already, we’ve used a 6x6 plate and that peculiar half-tile half-plate thing, both of which I’d specifically presumed were for the building itself. That’ll teach me to stop presuming, I guess. This is where the trademark D2C quality starts showing. The front of the black limousine is built using two of these new SNOT pieces facing in different directions. The completed limousine. I personally think this beats the firetruck from Fire Brigade, though I’m still a bit bothered by it breaking conventions – the Modulars are traditionally easy to store, since they’re all confined to a simple square areal. When a vehicle is included with nowhere to put it, storage becomes a tiny bit less simple. But enough about that. The vehicle is a nice model in its own right, and I strongly disagree with those who say that it appears to be a last-minute addition. It does use a couple of methods that even I, who am by no means an authority on cars, Lego or otherwise, recognise from other sets, but it seems pretty thoroughly designed, and is very sleek on the whole. It does come off as slightly bulky towards the front, but that’s a slight, slight detail from my point of view. Besides, as I just said, I know nothing about cars, so who am I to presume that cars from back when cars looked like this didn’t actually look like this? Remember that I mentioned not having any trans-clear 1x1 round plates before now? Those with sharp eyes will have noticed that I lost one of them, and thus the car is lacking a side mirror. The best thing about the car, of course, is how easy it is to ride. So easy, according to the instructions, that even a child could do it. (From the back seat, no less). ...AND we’re going! Did I mention that I’m two degrees of Kevin Bacon away from the designer of this set? I am. It’s designed by the designer Astrid, who was also the leading designer of last year’s Town Hall. The obsessive-compulsive part of me likes this arrangement. Initially, I would’ve placed the brick-star tiles facing towards the corner, since people would then be queueing in the same direction as the stars. I guess it makes sense to have them facing the opposite direction (as the instructions say), though, since the set is supposed to be seen from the corner. Step Thirteen. All of a sudden, the instructions tells us to throw in all but two of the light blue pieces, and true enough, it does notably brighten up the interior of the building. Don’t hang me up on this, but didn’t I read somewhere that Astrid was one of the lead designers of Friends? I can imagine so, judging from this set; one of the strengths of Friends is the way its buildings are made with basic bricks in calm colours, reserving the new moulds and eye-catching colours for the decorations. That’s what the designers did here, too, by covering the desk in light blue, a colour that’s always been a bit of a fan favourite. One of my favourites, anyway. Step Fourteen. What is this, I wonder? Step Fifteen. Oh, it’s steps. Very neatly made, too. Step Twenty-three. I just wanted to say that I appreciate the ornamental use of perfectly regular pieces. It feels somewhat classic. At step twenty-six, we’re supposed to add the first stickers. As mentioned before, this bothers me. But I’m pleasantly surprised: The fact that the stickers are applied on glass panes means that a bit of light shines through, adding a cozy ambience for the moviegoers to enjoy. I suppose I’m not giving you the best view of the movie posters here, but have a look anyway. The three movies being advertised are Forever Sorting (a romantic movie featuring Dianne Plate and Clark Brixter), Mystery on the Monorail (I think Eurobricks have a great part of the responsibility for that movie ending up here) and The Brick Separator (a horror/monster movie). There’s a great detail on the latter: Two of the designers have signed the set by printing Lego-fied versions of their names on it. The poster credits Astrid Greybrick and Jordan Montelegone. Step 28 and 29 each adds one of these doors, which are, to be honest, slightly astonishing. Not only do they fit the corner Modular format, they make it look easy – which I’m pretty sure you’ll agree it’s not; personally I think it’s a mathematical challenge of about the same difficulty as, say, dividing something by π in your head. Chances are that someone on the internet has already thought of this solution, but I still thank the design team for giving us this new way to build corner doors. Another little bit of brilliance. You can probably guess what’s supposed to be attached here, but even so, it’s not something I’d have thought of, and certainly not something you’d see in just any set. Step Thirty-nine, the penultimate step of the ground floor (the last step adds the lamppost). A lesser set would use normal bars of some kind here, I suppose. Naturally, a real D2C goes for the more creative alternative, which in this case turns out to be harpoon guns. It seems to me that as well as beatifully detailed conversation pieces, every Modular is also a sequence of small, amusing engineering ideas. We’ve finished the first floor! It looks absolutely acceptable, don’t it? There’s a bunch of built-in ingeniousities, about enough bright colours to make it interesting, and details on the pavement to make it appear less blend. The top of the building appears a little empty, but if you’ve even looked at the box, you already know that that’s going to change during the next few phases of the build. EDIT: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I've lost the photographs which I was building the narrative around. I'm sorry, but I have no way to finish the review. =(
snaillad posted a topic in LEGO TownHello everyone. Here is my latest creation - The Monde cinema. (Monde roughly translating into 'World' in French) I've wanted to build a cinema for quite some time now, after getting the palace cinema it really pushed me into making my own. It is of a 1920-30's design using some Egyptian and Mayan styling. The Grand-Rex in Paris was my inspiration on exterior proportions. I chose a french name for the Cinema in homage. I spent a huge amount of time checking out interior and exterior styling of Cinema's and this changed the design throughout the build. It took me forever to decide on the right dimensions. I didn't want to make it too deep to restrict light for photos at the back. I felt if it was too tall the figs would look out of proportion. I also didn't want to make a huge auditorium full of seats with a very tall ceiling. I felt it wouldn't be much to look at. I was more interested in making a tall welcoming lobby with a more detailed floor design and 'slight' windows. The challenge I set myself was to make working brick built doors and brick built windows. There is also a bar downstairs to break up the fascia at the front and lower the height of the auditorium. It's taken several months to complete but has been a fun project. Here is a few sample pics The rest of the pictures can be found here http://www.flickr.co...157638125748846 Comments welcome!
ObiVille - My Lego town
kdenty posted a topic in LEGO TownFinally got some decent photographs of my town, ObiVille (named in honor of the true ruler of our house - Obi the Cat!) It's 'Standard' Lego build and lives on top of my two Ikea Malm draws in my 'Lego' room. I do have room for 2 more modules if I can find somewhere else to display my Death Star (which currently sits nicely in the corner taking up lots of room). And finally the great leader and Lego Chewer himself, Obi: You may notice in some picture 2x2 turquoise bricks - these are cat deterrents as they sit upside down with a few drops of Olbas oil in them which he wont go anywhere near! I coveted Pet Store for a long time but surprised myself when i finally got to a Lego store that I came home first with Palace Cinema. Then I got Pet Shop followed by Town Hall then Parisian Restaurant. I think Town Hall was the easiest and fastest to build as it is mostly building with less interior detail. Parisian Restaurant made my fingers ache and probably put my blood pressure up with the tension of building it right as it had so many smaller components. I think my favorite alternates between Pet Store (which just makes me smile with it's cuteness) and Parisian Restaurant (whose colours i love the most) I think the pictures came out really well today. It was a really dark dull day and the household energy saving bulbs make photos look yellow. I was taking photos with my Daylight/Sad lamp above my head (which is about 30x40cm and not lightweight) - my boyfriend thinks I've gone nuts!
MOC : mini modular palace cinema
karlvador posted a topic in LEGO TownHi, This is my first post on this wonderful forum. I spent hours amazed by all the cool creations here, you guys are artisits :) So I made a mini modular version of the new palace cinema. I didn't built it in real life (yet), this is a POV ray render... I'll build this whenever I get the chance to buy those parts ;) feel free to alter the lxf file if you want ! cinema_mini_v3.lxf