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  1. Dakar A

    [MOC] Adaptive Architects

    Adaptive Architects is a 32x32 modular building, and the third fully custom modular that I've designed and created, from initial sketches to final build with instructions- the complete Lego product cycle, as far as a single person can at least! THE BUILDING The building was done in the style of a turn of the century American brick building, that has been rehabilitated as an adaptive reuse project, preserving the façade of the original building, but improving it for modern efficiency standards with corrugated iron woven into the structure of the existing brick. I wanted to play with the idea of a "solid" façade mixed in with the very square glass and metal structures that you see in a lot of swanky new developments in major downtowns. Of course, it also has to fit with the other modular buildings in order to really be called a successful modular building, right? The in-set porch gives a pleasing difference in depth compared to the rest of the modular street, and I think that it looks right at home with other American style modulars such as the Detective's Office and Brick Bank- the roof height of the "original" sections of the building match up with the existing rooflines, while the adaptive section rises above, both conveying how it was an addition on top of the existing building, AND giving a sort of observation platform to the rest of the modular street- a perspective that I feel like fits the adaptive reuse idea of melding the past (sight lines to the other buildings) with the future (lots of glass letting in light and opening the space above the more crammed street below). Of course, with such a heavenly, god-like view, who should get the penthouse suite but the head architect of the firm? I made liberal usage of the 1x2x2 window frame as cast iron legs for furniture throughout the building, both to decrease the overall number of part types required to build it AND because I feel like that sort of solid, thick steel construction is big in that neo-industrial aesthetic these days. I borrowed the design for the drafting boards from 4000034 System House- I just created my own arm out of the 3L bar pieces and adapters instead of the 3d printed solution or brick-built alternate used there. I also changed the boards to green, because all my experience with drafting boards has had them green, and not white! Finally, the lobby is the most detailed and colorful, in the Modular tradition. There's an architectural model, some project the firm is known for; the reception desk replete with minimalist logo for the firm; and a seating area with those moderately uncomfortable velvet stool things that are almost definitely there to look good and not be sat on! THE DESIGN PROCESS The initial form for this build came the way I always do it- some mood board research on Google, combined with ideas I amass day to day, and then some sketching to try and rough out a shape for the build. As you can see here, the porch has been a constant, even if the design of the rest of the building shifted around a good bit. However, as these things go, I wasn't happy with my first pass. It was too blocky and uniform. It didn't have the whimsy and charm that the Modular buildings embody for me. And that top gable didn't translate the way I'd hoped it would. So it was back to the drawing board. As you can see, this sketch ended up being MUCH closer to the final design. Parts were retroactively added, but the majority of the shaping came from this drawing. I find that combining the unlimited palette of with the conceptual freedom of sketching does a great job in helping me to refine an idea without having access to the bricks needed to rapidly prototype. The boondoggle of the build was this gable, however. What I wanted to do was to have plates make up the roof portion, and a nice clean façade beneath them. What I quickly realized, however, was that the Lego system is not friendly to SNOT angles without an overhang, and that I would need a number of parts that do not exist (in dark orange, no less) to accomplish my vision the way I'd...envisioned it. So back to the drawing board (you can see my sketch for the roof done with standard roof bricks in the sketch above- that left page was done after the one to the right). Once I'd acquiesced to using plain old roof bricks, the construction of the build really flowed from there. This is my second draft, with incomplete interior and missing a lot of detailing on the upper floors. But the overall shape and character of the building was complete at this point. The little cornice/ornamentation at the top of the left column of the building took a bit of iteration. I was trying to go for a sort of wrought iron/rusted steel vibe with it, pulling inspiration from many of the buildings on my mood board. Ultimately I went with a more textured version of this that separated the brown section below and the wrought iron section on top, with a bit of the medium azure to carry through the accent color and really make it pop. FINAL THOUGHTS Thank you for reading and viewing my MOC! I'm really proud of this build and happy with how it came out. I feel that I successfully carried out the concept I was going for, and capturing the aesthetic I wanted. My favorite part is probably using the hinge bricks in brown as detail on the 2nd floor in order to get a more compact "recessed" pressed metal detail. Instructions are available through Rebrickable!
  2. Old MOC's in new colour schemes. The first, Knights of Clubs' Castle, is a recolour of Candlebark Castle. The second, Forestmen's Fortress, is a recolour of Wizard's Spire. Knights of Clubs' Castle (recolour) by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Forestmen's Fortress (recolour) by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  3. I'm happy to be able to share my latest medieval MOC, Dragon Fortress Pagoda. The colour scheme draws inspiration from 7419: Dragon Fortress, while the structure is based off Ayrlego's Lotii Pagoda. I have built a similar structured Pagoda in the past but was keen to try a new colour scheme, tiled roofs, and add a little flora. Dragon Fortress Pagoda 3 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Dragon Fortress Pagoda 2 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Dragon Fortress Pagoda 1 by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking!
  4. "The Golden Frog" Restaurant (Restaurant "Zum Goldenen Frosch") Alost two years after my last MOC it's finally time to reveal my latest work. This is a modular building with a restaurant - "The Golden Frog" (or "Zum Goldenen Frosch" in german) on the ground floor. The second floor houses a psychotherapists office, and the top two floors feature an apartment. Summary: Parts: 5650 (excluding minifigs) Design: designed in from May to June 2021 and from December 2021 until March 2022 (got hard stuck with the design last summer and worked on other projects for a while). Highlights include the roof, where I tried to mimic the typical look of a copper plate roof as found on many older european buildings, the facade featuring lots of snot work, and the glass spiral staircase leading from third to the fourth floor. As usual, the model also has full interior. The color scheme using bright light orange might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really like the color, so there you are As usual, head over to flickr for even more pictures: The copper plate roof. I'll leave it to you to figure out how it is built - I'll just say that all pieces are firmly connected. The restaurant's namesake is featured above the windows and door on the ground floor. Interior of the restaurant. The restaurant also features a piece by a local modern artist. It's cryptically titled "Entrails of a Star Destroyer". On the second floor, a psychotherapist has his office. Many of his patients find the loud ticking of the grandfather clock to be distracting. He enjoys analyzing their reactions to it. The third floor is the first of a two floor apartment. This floor has a kitchen, eating area and home-office working space. The luxurious kitchen has a big fridge and a kitchen island with further seating. The glass spiral staircase leads up to the final floor. It is built using panels. Curved slopes with cut-out create the nice organic shape of the banister. The top floor is less spacious then the ones below. It features the bedroom, couch and TV area and the bathroom. The bathroom features a big, open shower (with a coloured glass wall preventing spray down the staircase), toilet and wash basin. I hope you enjoyed my MOC - looking forward to any feedback, constructive criticism or praise you have to offer More pics on flickr: Tobias
  5. Hi Everyone! Normally, I'm over in the train forum, but I do like doing town MOCs too. Here is my latest (and largest) town MOC. I've loved the modular series ever since Cafe Corner and I've always wanted to do my own. I have tried a few times over the years, but they were never very good. This time, I designed the entire thing on and then got parts after (Which is how I've been doing a lot of my train MOCs for the past few years). This building takes inspiration from a building in my hometown, but I tried to make it its own thing. It was only later that I realized how similar the whole thing looked to the Town Hall set. Bah. Either way, I wanted to do a camera store for a very specific reason. When my brother and I were kids, we built a Lego camera store together and it was something we were both very proud of. We didn't have many of the actual camera pieces and instead used part 4070, the classic headlight brick, as our cameras. Even today, I still call them camera pieces in my mind. Anyway, I wanted to do an homage to that so here we are. First, some exterior shots. I'm very proud of how the front looks. I think the clock tower is very striking and makes the building way more interesting. I also am so glad I added the Fabuland camera above the door. I'm always a fan of funky store signage, so I needed something like that. The trees were a very last minute addition. I had completed the entire building in real bricks and then realized the sidewalk needed more green. I'm happy with these small, simple designs. The flower boxes were always in the plan, though. A view of the facade detail. I like how the cornice detail turned out. A closer view of the clock tower. I wasn't sure if the Bowser shell piece would fit in above the clock faces, but I was surprised at how well it worked out. The back of the building is extremely boring and I'm not the biggest fan of it. I don't know what would spice it up, though. Maybe some ivy? A floorplan view of the first floor/store. In the bottom left, you'll see an original camera from my childhood store. I made the decision early on to have a wood floor, and unfortunately, the color I felt looked best was dark orange. I think it was worth it though. Also, you'll notice the shop cat. I really wanted it to be a black cat as I used to have a black cat as a kid, but alas, they were pricey, so I went with an orange kitten. We also see some film canisters and old tape reels for sale here, as well as a variety of lenses and a big flash near the windows. The radio on the shelf is meant for music for patrons. The computer in the back is used for inventory management and whatnot. A closer view of the computer. Happy how this turned out. Here's the display case showing off all the new models. Wish there were more camera molds, but ah well. A better view of the checkout desk with a variety of photos hung up, showing off the quality of the cameras for ads and what not. The boxes against the window are all cameras still in their boxes, as the store has no stockroom. I wanted this store to feel like it's been here a while and just have a variety of stuff, but I really don't think I captured that well at all. I think I need to add more stuff and interior detail in the future. Anyhow, now we move on to the upstairs apartments. The door outside leads to a cramped staircase. The floorplan of the second floor apartment. The checkerboard tile totally dates the building and I love that. No railings on this one as it would make the stairs smaller, but I should probably still add them. This apartment opens into a cramped living room/kitchen. I like how the glass coffee table turned out here. The fridge is ok, but could be improved on. I love funky interior design, so the idea of everyone in my city just having a white kitchen was boring to me. Thus, black kitchen. The bedroom has a nice big bed, though, along with a dresser and artwork on the walls. The door past the desk leads to the small balcony on the front of the building. The bathroom here, I love. I think the tub especially turned out well. Now, we're onto the third floor. This apartment is the same size as the one below, but it feels much smaller to me. Tried something different for the fridge and kitchen here. Again, artwork on the walls. And again, limited space combined the kitchen with the living room. The guys here invested in a flat screen TV though. Despite this bedroom being cramped, I really like it. I think the bed turned out well and this was my first time attempting a hanging closet. I think it looks good, but someone needs to pick their dirty socks up off the floor! Gross! The bathroom here is off of the bedroom, unlike downstairs. It was hard to get a shot of the shower, but it really isn't anything to write home about. And that's it for the interior! Lastly, I wanted to shoot it next to a few modulars to give a sense of scale. Thanks so much for looking/reading! I really appreciate it! This was a super fun, yet expensive, project! I have other custom modulars I'm working on and want to build, but those will be much further down the line. Comments, questions, and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Also, if anyone wants the file to check out for themselves or to build their own version of this building, I can provide. I only ask that you credit me. Thanks!
  6. gabrielerava

    Rava Restaurant

    Dear all, it’s been a while. This is my latest Moc. I called it Rava Restaurant. There’s a restaurant (Europe restaurant), a Lug association in the middle and a Clothes’ Shop. The building is a modular building with some bizzarre touches since it has to fill a specific place in my town (Rava Town). The back of the building is more detailed than usual because it has to keep a presente on the square behind (wip). The balcony is prominent to fix the gap with the Tower Museum. Hope you like it! 😀😀😀 Bye bye! Lego City Layout - Rava Town 2023 part 1
  7. My Lego project this year has been parting together the first three sets from the modular building series. I used parts from my own collection in combination with bricklink orders, and while there are a few part substitutions for cost reasons, I wanted to keep things as faithful to the originals as possible. Some of the notable changes are: CC) old style 1x2x3 panels with solid studs and 2x2 jumpers for most of the light bley turntables; MS) old style white hoses for balconies (I think these look a bit nicer too) and basic 1x4x3 windows instead of train windows; GG) the sand green walls redesigned to avoid 1x8s. My custom interiors use only parts that were accessible in 2007/08 to keep a consistent style going. It was also a really fun challenge. I hope you like seeing what I came up with. Cafe Corner After parting together the Cafe Corner, it has undoubtedly become one of my favorites of the modular building series. The warm colors on the upper floors are handsome and thoughtfully blocked out, and the dark blue on the ground floor is a fantastic idea. It being a hotel and cafe is also very inviting imagery, and I was inspired to turn it into a European-style hostel with a ground floor cafe and bakery. The ground floor cafe and bakery has a few seats and tables as well as plenty of open space for customers to stand. It's all a bit kitschy, especially the floor design I chose, but also pretty in-keeping with design sensibilities from this era of Lego in my opinion. I put the kitchen area in front of the set's blue wall to keep things visually sectioned-off. The coffee machine was a build I had a lot of fun coming up with. There is also a key on the wall, which is meant to represent keys to the door of the stairwell leading up to the hostel— I figure this counter is the one-stop-shop for everything in the building. The first floor of the hostel features three bunk-beds with storage drawers underneath for each guest, a bathroom, and some stained glass, which continues the old-world feel of the brown interior and lattice windows. The upper floor has more comfortable accommodations with three larger beds, a desk and chair and a dresser. Market Street I was really, really surprised how much I ended up loving Market Street. This set is typically found at the bottom of people's rankings of the modular buildings, but it's safely near the top of mine. Sure, it's a hair more than half a modular; but it was priced accordingly, and who doesn't like a little height variation in their layout? Besides, the open-air market space would be a terrific addition to any urban area. The ability to configure the square floors in different directions is a bit unnecessary for display, sure, but it's undeniably in the spirit of Lego. And medium blue, gosh, what a pretty color. I decided to make mine into a science museum with its medium of engagement being its library. This is a museum you could spend all day at, combing through their collection of books on the scientific topic and deepen your understanding. Much of my inspiration here came from a place I visited in Amsterdam called "embassy of the free mind". The guy in the blazer is the owner of the museum and has immense passion for the topic, demonstrated by the piles and piles of books scattered everywhere. To him, though, it's organized chaos. I tried something different with the technic bookshelf, I think it turned out pretty cool! The second floor features walls of infographics, important objects on display, and general outlines of the topic. Inside the clear case is a sextant element; maybe this is some sort of astronomy museum? I made the absolute most of the available space on the third floor to place several columns of bookshelves, a plant, and a statue of a foundational scientist in the field. The outdoor area under the awning is kept the same from the original set—a fantastic place to pass the time and read! Lastly, here's what I've done with the market space and the back side. I guess we know where the plant in the 2x2 yellow cylinder out front is grown! Green Grocer Green Grocer is a fantastic, inventive modular building and fits beautifully with the previous two. Many of the window and door elements we take for granted today were released in 2008 with this set and the Town Plan. But in my opinion the sand green groove bricks, creating a powerhouse of detail, are this set's real showstopper. It's a shame they're not more readily available. I've kept the ground floor the same from the original model. That tile design—so charming! I made the rest of the building into a spacious two-story apartment. The rug and the grandfather clock have been moved to this floor from the upper floor where they were placed in the original set, I think they give the space a lot of character. The chairs are a variation of a design I came up with for my Hobbiton MOC a long time ago, and they work well here I think, the upside down grey turntable playing nicely off the grey floor. I'm also quite proud of the sink, which I got to fit almost perfectly in the bay window, and the SNOT refrigerator using mailboxes and brackets partially locked into the wall and partially acting as storage shelves. Upstairs is a bedroom with a reading nook and a full bathroom. The bed frame is a somewhat complex build featuring hammers, continuing the set's motif of using that piece for detail. I made no changes to the rooftop patio on the original set, it's perfect as is! Thanks for looking at what I had to share! Let me know what you think
  8. What does a railroad do with a tired, worn out (yet historic) steam loco from an earlier timeframe, when scrap prices are too low to make it worthwhile to destroy right away? Why, send it to some lineside municipality looking to fill out a park and get a tax write-off to boot! Such was the fate of a lot of older locomotives in the early 1900's, 20's, and 30's. (The 4-4-0 Texas of the The Great Locomotive Chase fame comes to mind in this regard.) Sadly, a lot of World War II scrap drives drove towns and cities to destroy historic engines and other pieces of our shared industrial heritage, causing irreplaceable pieces to be destroyed and untold damage to be done to others. In the decades following the 1940's, many engines were also destroyed by Mother Nature - left to rot in public parks until they were beyond saving and the cutting torch was brought in to put them out of their misery. Thankfully, not all was lost in these dark times! A lot were pulled from their pedestal and refurbished cosmetically, with shelters erected around them. Some very lucky few were even restored to working order for a new generation to enjoy the sights, sounds, ands smells of a living steam loco and a long-passed way of life. Now, onto the LEGO model itself. This modular-compatible plinth was born out of a idea to show off a western loco in a modern LUG layout without it looking odd. The locomotive portion of the model was heavily inspired by the famous C.P. Huntington 4-2-4T steam loco originally owned by the Central Pacific, which was at one point on a plinth very similar to this one. Thoughts? EDIT 7/19/23: Added new pictures, as I made the model modular-building compatible. Original pictures in spoiler:
  9. LEGO MOC#97 Convenience Store I have submitted this creation to Bricklink Designer Program Series 2. I have put a lot of detail at the interior. Welcome to take a look. If you like this MOC, please support it on Bricklink Designer Program Series 2: I also created a stop-motion animation for this creation. Welcome to take a look: More MOC on my homepage:
  10. Here is the NYC-style modular building I designed for my dad's modular building collection, but I might end of building it myself if he doesn't want it. For the building I was partially inspired by half of set 76108, Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown. The delivery truck was heavily inspired by this build by @hachiroku of the classic Pixar vehicle Easter Egg. The pizza parlor is a front for a gang of nogoodniks who are led by the Brickster (who else?) from the LEGO Island theme. Chef Enzo (from the Hidden Side theme) runs the pizzeria as part of the front, although he secretly has been sending the police info on the Brickster's operations as undercover operative "Deep Dish". Pepper Roni (from the 2002 LEGO Island sets) is going to be the pizza delivery dude who eventually foils the Brickster's plot, as usual. The chimney on the rear of the building *looks* like it goes up in one piece, but it separates at the floors and actually isn't connected at all to the other levels. On the roof is a water tank, while on the ground floor is a window AC unit and back door. First floor: standard pizza restaurant fare, with menu piece on the wall, wood fired oven and cash register, plus four tables with at least two chairs each. The sign out front would have two pizza-box tiles for use as a "neon" sign. I also used a ramp to the front door because of ingredient deliveries and for wheelchair bound customers. Second floor gets a lot more... interesting, shall we say? Filing cabinets for records of "enterprises" of all kinds, a big ol' desk with a reclining chair and two smaller chairs for potential "clients". The gas heater / stove is for if the police raid the place... you get the idea on why! Third floor with the Brickster's home. A rabbit-eared television, a money-counting desk, bed, and safe for holding said dough are all up here. This model of the iconic Pixar Easter egg, better known as the Pizza Planet delivery truck. I changed around the rear camper section to be more stable, added a different 'rocket pod' to the roof, and placed printed placards on the side of the doors. Also, LEGO Island's famous delivery dude will be driving this vehicle when it's built in real life. Yep, you read that right: Pepper Roni has got his drivers license! The model seats one figure and the center section of the roof comes off to place a fig at the wheel. NOTES: I plan on building at least the truck with Pepper Roni. (Already found a bunch of parts for it from my collection) If the building gets built or not in real bricks remains to be seen. ...Thoughts?
  11. An upgrade on my Wizard's Spire Castle MOC originally built in December 2021, now with: - Mils plate style grass base - Mountain - Alternate colour scheme (Dark Red roofing) WS Original 3 - Upgraded by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr WS Original 4 - Upgraded by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr WS Original 1 - Upgraded by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr WS Original 2 - Upgraded by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking!
  12. Welcome to The Little Post Office. The little post office is my newest MOC it is based on france bouwsteil, I designed the project for the Bricklink Designer Program series 1, if you like the project leave a smillie on bricklink if you want :) Please let me know what you think in the comments. I'm very curious what you all think of my project ground floor You can hand in all your parcels and letters at the post office or pick them up at the counter. The postman can weigh your parcel and then sort it into the post crates. The letters are sorted in a postal sorting rack with house numbers indicated in different colors, you can guess which buildings they are. Electric step charging station At the E-step charging point you can get a fully charged electric step to drive past all your favorite modular buildings. There is also an electrical inverter hidden under the stairs from the solar panels on the roof. In the Tech shop you can buy the latest technical gadgets including smartphones, telephone covers, computer with speakers, or an OLED TV. first floor The pharmacy is the place where you can get all your medication such as vitamins or pain relief. There is also a rack with bandages or plasters, there is also a cosmetics rack. In the office, every working day starts with a nice hot cup of coffee. The office contains an extensive interior including a. Copy machine Coffee machine Cabinet with folders Desk with two computers. second floor There are two apartments on the second floor. The left apartment has a kitchen, a dining table for two, a bed with bedside table and night lamp. In the apartment on the right lives a woman who likes to play games. In her apartment you can find a full bathroom, there is also a kitchen and a bed, but of course you should not miss the game chair and game station. The roof On the roof you can find three pairs of solar panels that can power the building. function All the balcony doors can swing open inwards. This modular building has a unique connection option. Normally you can connect a modular building as a straight street or in a corner of the street, this building has both options so that you can choose where you want it in your street.
  13. I shared the 1st to 3rd floor in the past. Now, let me share the 4th floor. It is my dream, Lego studio. I always want to own a LEGO studio, but I don't think I can achieve that in the foreseeing future. So I put my dream on the 4th floor. The studio has a LEGO storage parts wall, a Lego city layout, and a working station for taking pictures or videos. Welcome to check out the video: More MOC on my homepage:
  14. paupadros

    [MOC] Florentine Palazzo

    Fine dine and get some pictures taken at the Florentine Palazzo! How am I so bad at keeping myself promises. Last time out, with the release of Octan Avenue, I thought that a full year between modulars was long enough. Well... this one took two years . Anyway, I think it was worth the wait. The Florentine Palazzo is my twelfth modular building and my fourth corner modular. Free Instructions for this model available at Rebrickable! This model went through a gigantic number of changes. It started as two separate projects that I joined into one. On one side, I had project code name "Worcester" (yes, I give my projects code names ), a new modular building on two 16x32 baseplates (à la Pet Shop or Bookshop) with a distinctly English architecture. Base inspiration was this pair of building in the town of (you guessed it) Worcester. I still might pick up this idea sometime, but it wasn't quite working out then. The other project was a redesign of my second modular, the Italian Villa (my first EB topic I believe) to make instructions. My techniques then were not the most elaborate and the builds weren't exactly designed for stability. Upgrading the Italian Villa would have meant a whole lot of changes probably, so I scrapped that too. But then I thought about doing a brand new modular in a similar vein, which is the Florentine Palazzo! Since it was going to get instructions, I thought about what I really would like to have in modular town. A companion to the Parisian Restaurant came to mind immediately. None of the subsequent buildings match its elegance in shapes and overall refined look. In terms of overall size and details, I tried to get close to the restaurant's greatness. As of late, I prefer looking at drawings rather than real buildings for inspiration. They leave more to the imagination and make me feel less like a plageriser. Anyway, the main inspiration for the palazzo was a building in the Alsatian town of Colmar (drawing · real building). It is not really a building that through one of my usual Google Maps trips I would pick out as inspiration, but the drawing made the creative juices start flowing. Initially, I tried to recreate the building faithfully, but I soon found that joining the upper "towers" closer together made for a more cohesive and interesting façade, so I went down that route. These days I rarely do a full 32x32 baseplate as a single building and the space next to the staircase led perfectly to a completely different kind of architecture next door. One of the styles of architecture that I had been wanting to put in modular form for a while is the architecture of Malta. To me it just feels like the architecture one would find in Sicily but with delightfully colourful timber balconies dotted about to give it interest. As some of you may know, restrain in colour choices really isn't my thing ( *cough *cough Baseplate Alley anyone? ) so this was an interesting exercise in exactly that. Anyway, I had so much fun "carving" details in the plain tan façade to the point that I might prefer this bit over the entire model. I particularly like how the façade keeps sloping back as it goes up. The buuilding was inspired by the Palazzo Ferreria in Valetta. ================== Interiors: Interiors have never been my biggest strength and probably will never be at this rate. Still, I've tried my best to make them quite interesting. Have I succeeded? Hopefully 1. Ground floor: Initially, I wanted to build a post office, but before doing any of the interiors, I showed the building to a friend of mine and he told me something along the lines of "Are you crazy? You should definitely be building a restaurant there!". To be fair, it does look like a prime spot for a restaurant, plus it matches the Parisian Restaurant, so restaurant it was. On top of that, the alleyway I had built under the Maltese house could theoretically be used for bringing stock to the restaurant, so that too makes sense. I think it turned out rather nice honestly. 2. Middle floor: Part of the problem of doing the exterior before the interior is that sometimes one has to mould the interior concept to what is already there. Ideally, the restaurant would have taken up two floors, but the exterior stairs with the fountain underneath was way too cute to remove. And having waiters go up and down exterior stairs didn't quite feel right. That's when the idea of a photography studio came, mostly because there was a dark room on the attic which would be pretty much be perfect for a developing room. The middle floor includes the cameras on sale plus a studio for studio portraiture. 3. Attic: The developing room was fun to build. An enlarger, three trays for developer, stop and fixer mixtures, a cupboard full of chemicals and a sink. I also had a photo drying string, but, honestly, Studio (where I make the instructions) is so crap at dealing with flexible parts that I deleted it after much frustration ================== To see everything that I haven’t been able to explain in words, feel free to take a look at the model yourselves, many of the “how was this/that made” are visible! 3D MODEL And, of course, the free instructions that you can use to build this model for yourselves! FREE INSTRUCTIONS =================== Thanks for reading through and hope you like the model!
  15. Elysiumfountain

    [MOC] Victorian Cottage

    I haven't built a MOC in quite a while, been a bit busy with work and everything else. And the inspiration doesn't come as often as it used to when I was younger. But this January I decided to sit down and build a really cool MOC for a contest. And I thought, I enjoy Victorian architecture a lot, why don't I build a Victorian cottage? (I mean, technically it's a house but cottage sounds a bit more charming). This was a really interesting model for me to design. I actually started with the balcony and the tower, and then built downwards from there until I reached the baseplate. From there, (because it was all in one step in the file at that point), I ended up separating the entire model piece by piece, and building it again from the ground up! I am definitely the type of builder who will build everything at once and organically flow into a completed model. Only to find it is in one big step with no indication of how I got there. Wasn't going to fly for the contest, since we needed to build instructions. When I started building, because it was actually going to have more of a rectangular shape with a porch in front of the tower, I made one of the gable ends longer. But that really made the roof angles wonky. So instead, I decided to make it more or less the same on either side, which worked out in regards to the gable ends. The shell design over the windows on the tower went through several iterations before I found the one I liked. To add further complication, the whole model was then split into three parts, built again from the ground up, and instructions were made for those three parts. There were a few part problems to work out along the way, this step was incredibly helpful. The submodels were then reincorporated back into the final model with an accompanying 628 page instruction component. And of course part problems cropped up everywhere which meant the instructions had to be formatted again a whopping three times! What a journey! I think I definitely know the model inside and out by now. The most challenging part for me was working on the roofs. I am definitely not the best at coming up with angles and figuring out how to make those work, it definitely took a lot of time and a lot of trial and error. There was also a hilarious mishap at one point realizing that the detailed, hinged roof that I intended to be able to open and close would not open at all, and instead it just crashed into the porch roof. Which prompted a redesign to a more doll-house open wall style build. Oh, and there's no toilet. Which is a bit of an inconvenience for whichever minifigs end up buying this house, but it's nothing a little redecorating can't solve. The furniture was pretty fun to create too. I'm not the best at coming up with fantastic unseen-before techniques, so a lot of it more basic. It was a great experience to be able to build this model. The idea was rather spontaneous, and I settled on the Victorian house theme because I've always loved Victorian architecture. I especially loved the Monster Fighter's Haunted House, and I wanted to create something that had somewhat close to the accessibility of a dollhouse while still having the stability and bulk to be a stand-alone display model. There was quite a bit of trial and error on the trim, some of the pieces clashed in ways that the program wouldn't detect until it was too late. But overall, I'm very satisfied with how the build turned out! This MOC I've currently entered into the Bricklink BDP Series 1 contest that's currently ongoing, and it has just entered the voting phase. If you like this model and think it would be a great set someday, I'd encourage you to vote for it here: Thank you for reading! :)
  16. MOC]#94-3 Mouri Detective Agency, Japan Office Building 3rd Floor It has been a month since I posted the 2nd floor of the building. Because I spent so much time creating the animation of the 3rd-floor video. The 3rd floor is Mouri Detective Agency based on Detective Conan animation. I put a lot of interior detail to match the one in Detective Conan animation. Welcome to check out my stop-motion animation: More MOC on my homepage:
  17. The automatic sliding door is part of my 7-Eleven building. I also prepared the step-by-step instruction in my video, in case you want to build one. More MOC on my homepage:
  18. LEGO MOC#94-1 7-Eleven Convenience Store, Japan Office Building 1st floor, レゴセブン-イレブンコンビニ, 樂高7-11便利店 I have designed a four floors office building in Japanese style. I am going to introduce each floor one by one in separate posts. This post is to show the 7-Eleven convenience store on the 1st floor. The slide doors at the entrance can be opened and closed by turning the gear on the top. I also created a stop-motion video to demonstrate the detail of this build. Welcome to take a look: More MOC on my homepage:
  19. simon84

    [MOC] Toy Store

    After some time I finally found the time to finish my fifth Modular Building. With pleasure I present you my new work the "Toy Store". The "Toy Store" is a classic modular building, built on a 32x32 baseplate and consists of about 4420 bricks. The MOC consists of 4 modules (incl. roof). The base floor contains a well-stocked toy store. In addition to 3 display windows, it contains a small Lego assortment, a Starwars-themed section, sporting goods, remote-controlled planes and helicopters, teddy bears and much more. A corner staircase leads directly from the sidewalk to the terrace and 1st floor stores. On the left is a kebab shop with a small outdoor area with bar tables. On the right is Milos Hat Store - a small hat store with many huts. Another corner staircase between the stores leads to the law office of Mr. Right & Co on the 2nd floor. Clients are greeted by the paralegal in a small entrance hall. Through a narrow corridor you get to the lawyer's office. You can also see the whole project under MOC-113849 - Toy Store on Rebrickable. There you can also buy the building instruction as PDF for the rebuilding. Best you make yourselves a picture of it, much fun!
  20. Middle Eastern Palace MOC - with MILS Plate I originally built this quite some time ago, straight onto three 16 x 32 baseplates, and needless to say it was very flimsy. I have given it a revamp by building a MILS Plate style base, using the tan masonry bricks. The model is now a lot sturdier and easier to move around. Middle Eastern Palace - MILS Plate by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Middle Eastern Palace - MILS Plate by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  21. Scorpion Palace MOC Pieces: Approx. 1,650 Inspirations: Scorpion Palace 7418 Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  22. bricksboy

    [MOC] Bus Terminal Modular Building

    [MOC]Bus Terminal Modular Building I have finally completed the build. I am very satisfied with the outcome The building comes with two buses, one in countryside style and the other one in metro style. The building's first floor is a waiting lobby and ticket booth. The second floor is a coffee shop for minifigures having a cup of coffee and cake. The third floor(roof) is a little garden for minifigures to relax. I also created a review video. Welcome to take a look: More MOC on my homepage:
  23. "GREAT SCOTT!" A double-corner style modular of the famous Clock Tower / Court House from "Back to the Future!" What a joy and challenge it was to design this MOC! Not only was it a challenge to match the look of the building (classical architecture is particularly sensitive to proportions) but also make sure it fit within the confines of the Modular Building style. To limit the piece count (and because the inside of the building was never meaningfully shown on-screen), the interior of this MOC is bare-bones but functional (see more pics on Rebrickable). This leaves you with plenty of fun and opportunity to design your own look. Anyone interested can find the instructions here and on!
  24. This is my modular take on the Beatles concert on January 30th, 1969 at No. 3 Savile Row, then known as the Apple Corps HQ and studio. (it's back to being a house and hasn't been a studio since the mid-70's) I used half of set 76108 - Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown for the front, with a back I designed myself as that set was close enough to look passable as the original London building. I also specifically made the building more grayscale, as if the Beatles are bringing light and color to the world. You can view the photo of the original building as it is now in spoiler tags below. (WARNING: it's an very large photo from Wikipedia!) It's not my photo, either: NOTE: The following LEGO modular building was constructed for my father and his modular building collection, as he bought the bricks and I built it for him according to my design. (per his request) The figures used are from set - 21306 Yellow Submarine, and I would have included Billy Preston too as he played electric keyboard that day and for several weeks before in recording sessions, but my dad sadly misplaced the figure I created and he can't find it. (also, if you can't find George, don't worry - he is behind the chimney pipes. You can't quite see him, but he is there.) The Yellow Submarine film logo printed part will be replaced with a Beatles logo from the 2021 Art set when it arrives. The eight studs out front are for the figures (not yet built) to stop and listen to the concert. I couldn't find a picture of the back, so it's improvised, same as the inside details are fictional too. Also, I didn't include stairs in the building, because I was trying to just flesh it out in basics and worry about furniture and stuff later. The first floor (or ground, as some might call it) has a fireplace, couch, grandfather clock, a dining table with four chairs, and another table lamp. On the second floor is a bedroom with bed, cabinet, writing desk, a upright piano and a floor lamp. (I was thinking about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's week-long "bed-in for peace in Vietnam" when I designed this level) However, as Yoko is reputed to have broken up the Beatles, this will suffice for her as a figure. The items up here on the third floor include a table w/ two chairs, a record player and a lamp. There are also four bookcases of vinyl records (one for each Beatle) on this floor, along with one empty one. "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we've passed the audition." - John Lennon, 1969 (at the conclusion of the concert and as heard on the album "Let it Be") My dad designed the Ringo fig's drum-set, and I have three of this stove-top part on order for amplifiers. Any Thoughts, Comments or Questions? I'd be happy to answer them! Also, side note: if you are a Beatles fan and have several hours to kill, watch the Get Back documentary by Peter Jackson. It's split in three parts and has nine hour overall runtime, but it's awesome.
  25. DK_Titan

    LEGO 10270 Bookshop XL MOD

    We have a long-term ambition to build our own - enlarged - versions of all (more or less) LEGO modular buildings. Previously we have built two buildings based on 10251 Brick Bank, and we have now finished the next two - a 76 cm high modification of 10270 Bookshop. It is not only the height of the buildings that has made this a comprehensive project, but also the fact that all floors are fully furnished and equipped with light from Light My Bricks. For part of the interior, we have taken our starting point in 21328 Seinfeld and 10291 Queer Eye - The Fab 5 Loft, but in addition to this a lot of energy has been put into designing furniture, lamps and other furniture for all the floors.