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  1. simon84

    [MOC] Lion Pub

    Hi everyone I'm new here in the forum and like to share my first MOC which I have been working on over the last 3 months. I build the MOC with BrickLink Studio 2.0 and used the new Eyesight Render for my images. I love the modular building sets from Lego but I missed the detail level on the upper floors. According to this I decide to design and build a more detailed modular building with more minifigures than the regular ones from lego. This building represents a classic British pub with a lot of typical details like a British cab, a London phone box, a classical English pub facade with a lot of flowers and much more. The modular style building with 3 floors and an accessible roof is built on a 32x32 base plate and contains 32 minifigures and approximately 6000 parts. Level 1 - Bar The first floor contains the main bar area of the pub and small full-featured restroom with toilet, urinal and lavatory. Outside there are bar tables and a red phone box. Minifigures Craftsman enjoying his after-work beer Bobby (Police Officer) on patrol Barkeeper and owner of the Lion Pub Regular guest who enjoys his retirement Best friends enjoy their free evening Level 2 – Gambling room The second floor features a gambling room complete with a pool table, poker corner and dart board. There is also a balcony on the back side to the backyard. Minifigures Young couple play a game of pool Office worker playing a game of darts Student can't keep his hands off gambling Housewife practices her passion at the poker table Professional poker player Level 3 – Live Music The third floor features a stage for live music, a small bar and a second full-featured restroom. Minifigures Punk who also loves Rock'n'Roll Aging hippie Piano player Elvis imitator and musician Groupie Barmaid Businessman enjoys a cool pint Champagne connoisseur and music lover Level 4 – Rooftop Party The last level offers space for a roof top party with a sitting corner under the overgrown pergola, bar tables, barbecue and DJ. Minifigures Man enjoying the delicious Hotdogs Barbecue chef Security DJane Female dancer Boyfriend of the female dancer Bestfriends start the evening with prosecco Celebrity couple Cab / Taxi Last but not least, the MOC offers a Classic London Cab heavily influenced by the "TFL Classic London Cab Taxi" from bamsham363 Minifigures Businessman treats himself to a pint Taxi driver Thanks very much for reading and I hope you like my first MOC. There are more pictures on Bricksafe and feel free to support my MOC on Rebrickable and let me know what you think. At the moment I am building my MOC with real Lego bricks. As soon as possible I will post any photos of the real lego building.
  2. Bricked1980

    [MOC] THE QUEEN BRICKTORIA PUB

    Hi everyone I'd like to share with you my second MOC which I have been working on over the past few weeks. For this project I decided to tackle a subject very close to my heart - the Great British Pub! So without further ado... Grab yourself a pint and join me for a guided tour of The Queen Bricktoria! As you can see this is a modular style corner building with 3 floors built on a 32x32 base plate. The design is intended to be reminiscent of British town centre pubs or more specifically the style of pubs we'd see in London. The Minifigures There are 7 minifigs with the model. The 3 characters below are the pub workers. From left to right we have the Owner/Landlord and his daughter the barmaid. The guy with the guitar is a local singer who has been booked to play a gig at the pub. The 4 figures below are the pub regulars. The guy with the beard is the typical sort of old gent we find in many pubs propping up the bar and boring everyone to death with their stories of the good old days. The guy in the green top and the girl are boyfriend and girlfriend. Level 1 - The Bar Outside the building we have a busy street corner. I've included an iconic British red phone box and an outside covered seating area. There is also a sign board advertising events etc at the pub. The main entrance leads us in to the bar/lounge area. Inside we have a well stocked bar and a cozy fireplace. There are also tables and bar stool for the minifigs to sit and enjoy their drinks. Brown carrots make pretty good beer pump handles. At the back of the bar is a staircase leading us up to level 2. Level 2 - Pool and Darts Room On the second level is a games room featuring a Pool table and Dart board. There is also a pool cue rack and a shelf with trophies won by the resident darts team. At the back of the room is another staircase that leads to level 3. Level 3 - Live Music Room Level 3 has a stage for Live Music gigs and Karaoke. On the stage we have a keyboard, guitar, amps and microphone. Also on this level is more seating for the minifigs and a door that leads to a small balcony seating area. Oh dear!!! The singer seems to be a bit of a hit with the ladies. The Finished Model Here is a picture of the Queen Bricktoria next to my first MOC design, The Convenience store, as you can see my new MOC is much much bigger. Another picture below shows the pub next to one of the official modulars, to help give a sense of the size of the model. Thanks very much for reading and I hope you like my newest MOC. There are more pictures of it on my Flickr page so feel free to check them out and let me know what you think.
  3. The red double decker bus is one of the iconic London symbol. My model is base on Enviro 400 bus in a minifigure scale. It is 8 stud wide The top and the second level can be easily detached for more playability. The front, rear, and the engine compartment door can be opened. I also designed the London phone booth and the bus stop in this Lego set. This bus does not only fit in London, it can also fit in every kids' Lego city. If you like my design, please vote and suppport my project. Thanks! Lego Ideas link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/51819e3c-ab50-47aa-b219-724108ac65c4 I have slightly modified the London double decker bus. 1. Raised the base by 1 plate height. 2. The front grill and bumpers have been changed. London Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus: Stagecoach Bus Company livery: First Group Bus Company livery: Metroline Bus Company livery: Central Bus Company livery: Eight stud wide, in minifigure scale: Engine compartment door can be opened: Detail interior: Bus stop and phone booth: Bus is full!! Vote this project and bring them home :) : My other MOC models: [MOC] London Double Decker Bus Dennis Enviro 400 [MOC] Lada VAZ-2105 [MOC] Subaru WRX [MOC] Classic Cadillac Convertible [MOC] Toyota 6th Gen. HiAce Van [MOC] James Bond Aston Martin DB5 [MOC] Toytoa HiAce van [MOC] Toyota GT86 [MOC] Office Desk [MOC] Ferrari F355 [MOC] Toyota AE86 Coupe (2018 version) in Initial D Animation [MOC] Police Motorcycle #2 [MOC] Sport Bike Stop Motion Speed Build [MOC] New York City Police (NYPD) Car [MOC] Lego Mini Cooper [MOC] Japan Tokyo Taxi vol.1 東京無線タクシー [MOC] Ice Cream Truck [MOC] LEGO California Highway Patrol [MOC] LEGO Police Car [MOC] Police Motorcycle [MOC] New York City Taxi / Cab [MOC] LEGO NYC News Stand [MOC] New York City Transit Bus [MOC] Newspaper Rack [MOC] Coke/Beverage Cooler Initial D AE86 Racer AC Transit Bus AC Transit Bus Short Version Ice Cream Van
  4. I designed and build this LEGO Store inspired by the largest LEGO Store in the world at Leicester square in London as I thought it was about time to add a LEGO Store to my modular collection of 22. Ground floor: Technic, City and on sale product shelves Tube train photo opportunity with Royal Guard, William Shakespeare and the Queen Tube train with tram driver and Charlie the Conductor Two story high Big Ben with Constable, Detective and Judge Brickley the Dragon Welcoming by Lester Counter with register and Lester polybags 1st floor Friends, Duplo and other product shelves Phone Box photo opportunity Pick and Build wall Play Table Stair case with LEGO Logo history View on the Big Ben and Brickley the Dragon, 2nd floor Overall the modular has been designed to keep the amount of bricks as low as possible through the use of panels and large bricks. The 2nd floor is not a fully utilized floor to keep the brick count below the 3000 maximum. It is designed to have optimal light conditions in the store through the use of more glass and contributes to the already open inside structure of the building. The roof has four studs on it so the store can easily be recognized as a LEGO store on satellite map images :) If the brick count restriction would not apply I imagine the top floor could well be a shop for tea/coffee with cupcakes and a terrace to enjoy. If it reaches 10.000 votes on LEGO Ideas but is not approved by LEGO I will publish a free building instruction and parts list. I have a Studio design and as you can see it can be build in real bricks. So please vote if you like it :) LEGO Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e015f9c8-3faf-4308-b8ed-b5e09c6ebcef High resolution Flick album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/r53/albums/72157690132930563 A picture overview:
  5. Hello there! Sharing my latest LEGO creation ~ Paddington Bear. Hope you guys like it. Thanks!
  6. alexandria

    Essay Help

    I was just wondering about how many designers work in the London LEGO headquarters and if anybody had their names?
  7. Bricksmith

    [MOC] 'Bricks Cross' - Train Station

    Hi all! I've recently been working on a bunch of train-related projects and figured i'd need a place to display them once a substantial amount have been built. I wanted to do a city center station that, while still small enough to be affordable, gave an impression of being bigger than it actually was. And while it isn't based on the similar-sounding King's Cross, it does deliberately have a very London design. The result is half-terminus, half continuous with the platforms below street level. I tried to render it all as one but my computer doesn't have the processing power for all those bricks! I hope you don't mind seeing the build in its 3 main sections. SECTION 1: The building Ground Floor: First Floor: Front view: SECTION 2: The canopy This will be much longer in the final model. The version rendered here is designed to cover the remainder of the 32 x 32 baseplate. SECTION 3: Base level: Platform & Concourse I hope this has been an interesting looking build to you, I'll update this feed when I finally get around to making it for real!! I'd love to hear any comments and suggestions too! -Isaac
  8. Kai NRG

    Review: 21034 London

    Review: 21034 London Introduction "A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, "Dirty and dusty, but wide as eye "Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping "In sight, then lost admist the forestry "Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping "On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; "A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown "On a fool's head - and there is London Town." --Lord Byron London Set Number: 21034 Theme: Architecture Subtheme: Skylines Piece Count: 468 Price: USD $39.99 Source: Brickset, LEGO Shop Official Image: Box "By seeing London, I've seen as much of life as the world can show." -- Samuel Johnson I guess I've got a ways to go then! But to get as close as I can at the minute, let's see what this set has to offer! In keeping with other box art from the Architecture Skylines, the London set is shown on top of a couple of blueprints. It's a very clean, modern presentation. The back identifies the buildings shown in the model. Like other Architecture sets, the box is nicely designed with an opening flap. Instructions "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford." -- Samuel Johnson (...again) I suspect there are a few things outside of London - say, in Denmark - that might also fall under the heading of "all that life can afford" for us Fans-of-LEGO, but be the truth of the quotation what it may, it figures prominently on the inside page of the instructions booklet for this set. The front, however, repeats the same design as the front of the box. The instructions are printed on a black background, which made the first few steps - the black base of the building - slightly difficult to follow, but not too bad. On the back of the instruction booklet there's an interesting design of the skyline fading into a blue-print style outline. At the front of the booklet, before reaching the instructions, there are several pages showing large color images of the landmarks represented in this build, and including brief descriptions of each one. It was neat to see some little fun facts scattered throughout the booklet as well: Parts “A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.” -- Paul Theroux Inside the box are four bags, unnumbered. Tan, greys, black, and white predominate here, though there are plenty of trans-clear pieces and a few blues and golds. A few of the parts that caught my attention were the azure flexible bits, the silver "bowl," a host of 2x1 trans-clear tiles (40, to be exact!), a light grey clip (a first for me), an azure bar joint, a few tan front-facing teeth, the olive 1x1 round tiles, light bley 1x1 curved tiles, a nanofigure in white, and an azure jumper. These were the extra pieces by the time I was done building: (note: the transparent 1x1 round tile is trans-light-blue, not trans-clear) The construction process is fairly straight forward. There were a few clever bits, but due to its nature as a skyline, there are no hidden "solutions." It would probably have taken longer, but this is the kind of set that would be pretty easy to build just by looking at the picture on the front of the box. Final Set "London, thou art the flower of cities all! Gemme of all joy, jasper of jocunditie." - William Dunbar Flower of cities or not, this is certainly a gem of a set - lovely bright colors, instantly recognizable models, and to crown it all, some really great new pieces! It's a great set to display, though I'm afraid one of these days it will succumb to my desire for 40 trans-clear 2x1 tiles... I believe this exceeds the average skyline set in length, and as you can see from the back view, it has two sections that stick out slightly. Landmarks "Nothing is certain in London but expense." --William Shenstone First stop in your lovely, because free, tour of London here - The National Gallery! Located in Trafalgar Square, this art museum sits atop the ancient location of the King's Stables. Home to a collection of twenty-three hundred paintings, the museum is broad in scope, with important works representing all the main developments of Western art! Plus, admission is free! Note the 3x2 white tile on the back. That escaped my eye as I was collecting the interesting pieces, but it's a part I'd never seen before! Next stop: Nelson's Column! "England expects every man to do his duty!" From the cement bottom to the sandstone tip of Nelson's hat, this monument measures a full 169 ft 3 in (51.6 m) - the real one, of course, not the LEGO one... Moving on, we reach what is probably one of the most iconic sights in this skyline - Big Ben. Well, officially it's named Elizabeth Tower. Not catchy! Fun fact: on top of the pendulum there's a stack of penny coins to help regulate the time. Adding one will change the clock's speed by 0.4 seconds in a day. Although I've discovered this before, and actually used it myself just recently, the geometry of the slope bricks making up the roof never ceases to amaze me! Our fourth stop dominates the skyline - appropriately, as it is, after all, the London Eye. Or, to give it its full name (as of 2015), the Coca Cola London Eye! At the time of its erection (1999) it was the world's largest Ferris Wheel, and each capsule weighs in at 10 tonnes! It's a little tricky to bend the flex tubes that make up the Eye into a perfect circle, but it breaks up the skyline very nicely. The Eye is cleverly connected to the base of the skyline with a 4L bar pushed through a couple of technic pins. And last but not least, the Tower Bridge! Another iconic symbol, the Tower Bridge opened officially on 30 June 1894, Prince of Wales (future Edward VII) and Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark) officiating! It must not, however, be confused with the London Bridge, another half a mile downstream. Let the poor sailboat on through! That concludes our little tour of London! I think you'll have to agree that the designers did a good job choosing landmarks to include in this skyline. Each one of them is quickly recognizable - at least, as soon as you know what the original looks like. Plus, they go together excellently well! Conclusion What a great way to get a lot out of a little! This is one of those builds where every piece counts. The final set is solid, well-worthy of being displayed! And as a bonus, it's a great educational springboard. I learned quite a bit about London thanks to this set! Playability: 10/10 - Kidding! This set is obviously meant to be gloated over, not played with... But if I had to give it a rating for playability, it'd be 5/10. After all, you can swoosh it around. Building Experience: 6/10 - Enjoyable, but nothing too amazing and a few repetitive parts. And attaching all 40 2x1 trans-clear tiles right was confusing... Design: 10/10 - Seriously. The micros are spot on, detailed, and beautiful. And unlike my microscale creations, these are actually attached! If you've built microscale, you probably know that that's a feat in and of itself! Aesthetic: 8/10 - On the whole, this is a very pretty set, with hardly any spots for even the pickiest to find fault. I've said it before, but the variety of heights and shapes in the landmarks chosen is really pleasant to the eye. Plus, there's just the right amount of color with the bits of olive, azure blue, and gold! Price: 7/10 - Although the set is on the small side, that's just because the pieces are small, not because they are few! On the contrary, there's a lot to like about the parts selection. And then there's always the high-quality box and instruction booklet! Overall: 8.5/10 - This is definitely one of my favorite straight-out-of-the-box sets. Lots to enjoy and admire. Well designed, aesthetically beautiful, and a fun building experience. Plus, as a MOCer, I really like the idea of those 40 2x1 trans-clear tiles. - Just in case that wasn't already obvious. And so I'll leave you all with one parting quote! “London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.” --Lord Balfour of Burleigh I have a feeling that might be true in a lot of cities... Till next time!
  9. Bob De Quatre

    review REVIEW: 21034 London

    Introduction Hi fellow EB members! After the release of #21028 New York, #21027 Berlin and #21026 Venice, the Lego Architecture skylines series will expand in January with three new set: #21032 Sydney, #21033 Chicago and #21034 London. I was given the chance to review the later, so let's take a tour in London! Thanks to EB LUG Ambassador CopMike and the LEGO CEE Team and Designers for giving me the opportunity to review this set! Set information Name: 21034 London Theme: LEGO Model Making / Architecture Year: 2017 (Available now only at the Leicester's Square London Lego Store) Pieces: 468 Price: USD NA, GBP NA, EURO NA Resources: Brickset, BrickLink Packaging The box comes in the usual LEGO Architecture 's black livery. The front shows the full set, proudly standing on blueprints against the black background. On the upper left corner is a rather big LEGO Architecture logo and just under is the name of set and its location in the world... Nothing fancy here, just the good old Architecture box! The back of the box has a front shot of the set with pictures of each of the real buildings and a short comment on London in a few languages. Size of the set is also indicated: 285mm wide and 150mm tall. Content of the box The box contains the instructions booklet, 4 unnumbered bags but no brick separator. There are also 4 lose white 24L rigid hoses. Instructions booklet The 119 pages instructions booklet is, as always with Architecture sets, very well done and good looking with the classic black background. Of course about the monuments you're about to build. The instructions are easy to follow and thanks to the black background, it's very unlikely that you'll mistake a color for another. Build I'll skip lots of steps to reach the point where the base is completely done. You can clearly see that the buildings aren't all aligned, but the London Eye (and the National Gallery) will be positioned behind the others monuments. Lego choose the trans-clear color for the river Thames, which may or may not be very accurate! Now let's add some buildings on it! (Note that I'll review each monuments in an order that is not the building order) Let's start building with the Tower Bridge, the biggest and most complex build in this set. It is nicely created, with a good amount of details. One thing that bothers me is that it seems distorted, taller than it should... If the use of tan color is discutable, the medium blue is spot on! The London Eye is next! The build is really well thought, using flex tubes for the wheel and new white wishbones for the center structure. I'm not fond of the two gray technic pins used to join the flex tubes, but I can't think of a better part to use, except if we had white technic pins! The base of the wheel could have used a few less white parts to be more accurate. The National Gallery and Nelson"s column may be the tiniest builds of the set, together they make a really nice Trafalgar Square. The last building in this set is Big Ben, along with a part of the Palace of Westminster. First let's just talk about the look of the monument. It's pretty nicely designed, the textures are nice (ok, I turned Big Ben sideway, my bad) and proportions look good. A nice detail is the printed 2x2 brick with a printed clock pattern, too bad it's only printed on one side. Now let's see why I'm disappointed in this building... It may be the 5th or 6th rendition of Big Ben in Lego form, so I'm assuming Lego designer know pretty well the structure of the Palace of Westminster! When looking at the back of the box, we clearly see that the Lego build is almost exactly what we see in the picture of the real building: Now take a look at Westminster's plan and try to find what part of the Palace is represented by the Lego build... Big Ben is the "clock tower" on the far right, and the tower present in the build is the one over the "library", at the bottom right of the plan... To resume, the small build should be the #10253 Big Ben Creator set scaled down, so there's a big proportions problem! Going back to the review with the completed set. I must say it looks nice, despite being a bit too crowded on the left side, with the Eye keeping falling on the National Gallery! The boat on the Thames is a simple but nice detail! As always there is some spare parts. Interesting parts The set comes with a handful of 1x2 trans-clear tiles and 1x2 tan log bricks. There are also some of the new 1x1 quarter round tiles in light bluish gray and two white trophy statuettes. Exclusive parts include the printed London 1x8 black tile and the clock 2x2 tan brick, but also two white Technic wishbone suspension arm, the four 24L hose in white, the four medium blue 32580 hose 7M, and the new 23443 Bar Holder with Handle in medium blue. Conclusion Design: 7/10 - Nice, but some innacuracies that bother me... I hope it's only me! Parts: 8/10 - There are some great parts in this set, and a nice variety for an Architecture set. Build: 7/10 - Nice builds but with no advanced techniques. Price: --/10 - The retail prices aren't published as I write this review. I'll update that score when they are. Overall: 22/30 (73%) - A nice LEGO Architecture set, continuing an interesting sub-theme. Some minor flaws that won't decourage the Architecture's fans to get this set!
  10. Greeting. Metropolitan Police, Public Order Van. Mercedes Sprinter. by PUCI2, 於 Flickr This is a model of public order van of the Territorial Support Group of the Metropolitan Police Service in UK, it is a Mercedes-Benz Sprtiner. I see most police forces used standard van (i.e. constant width), but this tailored made box caught my attention, as this type of design is usually used on ambulance, not police vehicle. I still see this van in service in August 2016 when I was visiting London briefly. The van is a 6-wide cab with a 7-wide box. It can carry up to 6 persons comfortably,and is fitted with a sliding door that is made purely on plate, tile and bricks, I did not use Technic parts for the sliding door as they tend to break easily. 20161119_164921 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr20161119_164150 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr 20161119_164222 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr 20161119_164645 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr British livery 2016-11-19_10-48-52 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr 20161119_165935 by PUCI2, 於 Flickr The white van is based on the Bath Police (Avon and Somerset Constabulary) which was posted on EB 2 years ago. It had gone several major changes. I have not used any sticker in most of my projects, as I am not good at designing or applying stickers. Recapturing the livery using lego bricks therefore makes it more challenging and fun. I am pleased with these 2 MOC. For more, please visit my flickr. https://flic.kr/s/aHskGzcJzY
  11. So, some photos attached make this obvious - it's based on the WrightBus New Bus for London. It's currently on the Lego Idea's site at https://ideas.lego.com/projects/154570/ - I'd be grateful of support to get this to the next stages. Comments and thoughts always appreciated, too :) Key features: Opening front and centre doors An open rear platform for minifigs to jump on and off A removable roof to access the top deck to place minifigs inside A removable portion top deck to allow access to the bottom deck Blank destination panels for customisation within the end pack Two staircases for top deck access "Push Bell" and grab poles on the lower deck for minifigs to stop the bus https://flic.kr/s/aHskEj6J68 has some images: NBFL-01-2000px NBFL-02-2000px NBFL-03-2000px[/url NBFL-04-2000px NBFL-05-2000px NBFL-06-2000px NBFL-07-2000px NBFL-08-2000px NBFL-09-2000px NBFL-10-2000px NBFL-12-2000px NBFL-13-2000px NBFL-14-2000px NBFL-15-2000px NBFL-16-2000px
  12. You might have seen the new shop@home promotion in the newest store calendar of this month. Although you would think that this will mean the whole world can get this promotion, it seems only Canada and the States can get it... Is this a part of the store errors maybe? Even the UK cant get this promotion. Instead, there is a weird small set with a piece of cardboard And if this is the intention, when will Europe get the promotion?
  13. JanetVanD

    [MOC] Her Majesty's Theatre, London

    These are the full pictures of the model I'll be exhibiting at Brick2015 next month. It's the brick-built version of the well-known Her Majesty's Theatre in London.On stage, the famous boat scene from the much-loved "The Phantom of the Opera" is being played, just as it is played every night in the real-life theatre. I started this build last December, so, after eleven months and 57,992 pieces later, here it is: For a full view of the detailed interior here's a link to my gallery: Janet VanD's Gallery
  14. 'My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know.' -The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Hello and thank you very much for checking out this post! Make sure to support our latest project on Lego Ideas! This project depicts the iconic entrance of Baker Street 221B as well as a Hansom cab with driver and three minifigs. A victorian police constable, Homes' assistant John Hamish Watson with his revolver and the master himself Sherlock Homes with his iconic deerstalker hat and a magnifying glass. This project is not based on any Sherlock Holmes movie or TV series but the original stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and with less than 400 bricks it would make a fantastic Lego Ideas set. Now it's up to you. I've you're a Sherlock Holmes fan make sure to hit the support button and spread the word. Also make sure to leave a comment if you have any suggestions. Thanks a lot to my fellow collaborator gabriele.zannotti for making the beautiful pictures of the model. On flickr you can have a look at his other masterpieces! Thank you for your attention. This is a collaboration between gabriele.zannotti and saabfan.
  15. andybear@hk

    MOC : Enviro 400, Stagecoach of London

    I love double decker bus. There is some Enviro 400 in Hong Kong which is yellow of CITIBUS. When I search photo, I find that there are also popular in UK. So I build one of the Enviro 400 of London. I.E. DennisEnviro 400, Stagecoach of London, a common bus which we often see in London and UK Many thanks to TBB recommend. http://www.brothers-brick.com/2015/05/06/keep-calm-and-use-public-transport-%E2%99%9A/ Many thanks for watching ;)
  16. So after my Westminster Digital moc was a success, I decided to try my hand at another London landmark. It's taken 6 months, but I've finally cracked it! After months of pining after the Tower Bridge set and not being able to afford it, I've finally managed to downsize and create a little budget Tower Bridge to compliment the architecture Big Ben set. Now I know some of you might say some of the model is like another moc that is on this site. I will say now I got my inspiration from that wonderful MOC plus another one I found elsewhere. It took me ages but I've finally got it right. AND to top it all off, I've just ordered all the bits on bricklink so will be able to post a photograph of this moc built in reality. I cannot wait for that! Anyhow, here is the pictures! Tower Bridge Tower Bridge With Big Ben to show Size comparison. I hope you like it. Next London landmark coming? I haven't the foggiest. Let's just say I have a few in mind ;) Javert
  17. Built between 1867 and 1871, the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences was commissioned by Queen Victoria and named in memory of the Queen Consort Prince Albert, who used to follow Freddie Mercury around, apparently. It was designed in the Italianate Style by Captain Francis Fowke and Major-General Henry Y. D. Scott, who was the very model of a modern Major-General, and cost £200,000 to build. Situated at the southern edge of Hyde Park in West London, the Hall is perhaps the most prestigious theatre venue in the whole of the United Kingdom. The annual Promenade Concerts, or Proms, have been held here since 1941, during which the playing of the National Anthem is the only time Britons are allowed to show any national pride whatsoever. Fun fact: The Royal Albert Hall is the British Standard LJ* unit of volume: as in, 'The LEGO Company produces enough plastic bricks annually to fill the Royal Albert Hall$,' much as 'the football pitch' or 'Wales' are the standard units of area. * LJ = Lazy Journalism $ I may have made this up. This is Pandora's and my entry into the Eurobricks Event Architecture Competition in Billund 2014. We came second! It's quite an intricate build with two separate rings of 1x4 hinge plates - 16 and 12 sides - producing the 'layer cake' structure. The inner ring houses vertically-mounted clippy hinges which form the slopes of the glass roof. This ring sits in the outer one on tiles: it isn't physically connected ... ... and can be removed, revealing ... A big hole! Still, at least now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall. It would be possible to create a semblance of interior seating, but we thought the model might be best used to store paperclips. As with any model of this tiny scale, you have to take some liberties with the details. There aren't nearly as many windows as there ought to be, but we figured if they can do that with the arches of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then we can do it here. Here's the real thing to compare: Actually, the second ring probably ought to be a plate or two higher, but that's easily fixed. CopMike very kindly had a lovely tile printed for all the entrants: Somehow that really makes it; thanks Mike! Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed it. Pandora and Rufus flickr
  18. I have just finished building 10214, the huge Tower Bridge . That reminded me of a MOC I made some time ago. Maybe I wanted a more manageable version of the tower bridge, or maybe I wanted to give the Architecture Big Ben a companion. In other words: I wanted to build a mini Tower Bridge Since my collection of bricks is pretty limited and outdated, I decided to make it in LDD. It didn't take too long and I was quite satisfied with the result. Satisfied enough to render it using LDD2POV-RAY (thanks, hrontos! ). After about two hours, this picture came out: So there you have it: an Architecture-style Tower Bridge that uses similar techniques to the Big Ben, but offers a play feature as well ! Yes, the bridge opens, hurrah! I hope you liked it, and here is the link to my Flickr, although there's not much to see there... yet. http://www.flickr.co...s/98281410@N07/ UPDATE: Find the LDD file here PS: now I'm possessed with the reversed feeling: I'm building a Big Ben in scale to the giant Tower Bridge. Still a WIP though...
  19. In 1900, a second deep level tube railway was opened beneath London's streets by the Central London Railway company. Some of these stations still exist forming part of London Underground's Central Line. This model illustrates how one of these stations would have looked in the 1930s. Station facade with office building above: The facade hinges open to reveal the ticket hall and wooden panelled entrances to two lifts: These stations were designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures. Unfortunately none have survived in the their original condition as they have either been demolished or had their lifts replaced by escalators: Link to album on Flickr https://www.flickr.c...57644218199203/
  20. oirad 72

    MOC: London hotel and pub

    Good morning everybody! I recently made a quick trip to London with my family and, once back home, I decided to reproduce the hotel we stayed at and the pub on the corner. I really hope you like it! the roof our bedroom and here's my flickr account http://www.flickr.co...s/oirad72/sets/
  21. B-OV-38B Hi. I've just finished a MOC which I've been working on for a few months. It's a smaller-than-minifig scale (not sure of the right way to describe the scale, it's much larger than normal microscale stuff) model of the church in London where I had my wedding reception last year. It was built in the late 1700's and designed by Hawksmoor, a contemporary of Christopher Wren. Here's photo of the church in real life (not mine, thanks to the photographer) And here is it on Streetview: A couple more views (There are more including WIP on my Flickr pages): Comments are appreciated. I have just over a week, and then I'm going to give it to my wife (she doesn't know what I've been working on), so I'd like to make it as good as possible. I'm particularly troubled with the spire, which goes from 4x4 studs and is 14 or so studs high. Plates don't seem to be made with enough of a sharp angle, so I've gone with the current design, which does have holes from certain views. Thanks for looking. Lee