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  1. bradleybrand

    Classic Town

    Early Years Summary I was born in 1994 and as I got older, I purchased my first 2nd hand LEGO collection. Without even knowing during the time, I had the parts for various unbuilt LEGO sets. Back then I just built my own creations, taking advantage of some LEGO set baseplates. My early LEGO collection consisted of many Classic Town parts, pieces and minifigures. This was a more simpler, less stressful time. LEGO sets and creations were very basic and simple, but would also have a very special place within my heart. Surprisingly, a lot of early LEGO sets even had excellent playability and functionality. I took advantage of some LEGO set baseplates I used to construct my very own LEGO creations, as well as other various LEGO Classic Town pieces. Whilst my very own creations were not very spectacular, I still got tons of fun and enjoyment from them. With pocket money, birthday money, Christmas money, I would purchase various LEGO sets. My very first major LEGO set was the LEGO Fire Station 7420, which my dad got for me. So LEGO Classic Town / LEGO Town / LEGO City were my favourite. Now that I am a adult - a AFOL - I have greater funds in purchasing old vintage LEGO sets. I purchase sets I once had, sets I wanted as a child, as well as interesting sets which I wanted to experience as an adult. I have both happiness and sadness because so many LEGO sets I would of loved as a child, but never had the chance to experience whilst I was in my play years. But I also understand I would not want to be a "spoilt child", but LEGO was my main hobby of my childhood. I would not do anything else other than LEGO, with minor exceptions like watching TV, playing on the PlayStation or computer, playing with plastic toy soldiers. As a child, certain pieces were so precious and rare to me. If I had a certain piece I really liked, I would treasure this so much. Whereas today, one can easily go onto BrickLink or eBay to purchase such pieces. But as a young child, such pieces were like gold dust to me. So my early LEGO towns consisted mostly of my own creations of my own style - open top buildings, with LEGO set buildings of open backs, with LEGO vehicles. All these early buildings were simple creations of great playability and functionality. Likes and Dislikes of Classic Town I love sets of the LEGO Classic Town theme! I love the four stud wide vehicles for both cars and trucks. As a child, it did not matter as much that these sets only seated one LEGO minifig per time. But as I got older, this became a problem with LEGO sets of all themes. I admired the LEGO Adventures theme for their sets which seated two LEGO minifigs. I also understand that budget was a big problem for all fans of LEGO, so I feel like some interiors of LEGO Classic Town sets were too basic. This gave collectors the ability to possibly even make their own creations for inside their LEGO Police and Fire stations, but it would have been nice to see LEGO include more interiors. The open back buildings were very appealing to me. Searching for MOCs Now... I have reached the main part of the article. On YouTube, I have tried searching for LEGO MOCs in the style of Classic Town, but so many LEGO MOCs seem what I call - "advanced LEGO creations". Sure, they look very impressive! But it would be cool to see people's LEGO MOCs which are more compatible with early LEGO, which would go nicely with LEGO Classic Town. Perhaps LEGO fans do not see the need to share their simple and basic creations, as they highly lack in comparison to modern LEGO. Do you know of any LEGO MOCs which are more simple, a suit the LEGO Classic Town theme? Perhaps, you have built some yourself? Perhaps a LEGO Classic Town vehicle MOC or building MOC? I would love for you guys to redirect me to them!
  2. Hello, I'd like to present one of my first attempts at a digital MOC made using Studio. How far digital building software has come since the days of LDD! It's a ferry, built in the Classic Town style using a retro pallette. It is crewed by 1 minifigure, and can be boarded from both ends by 4-wide vehicles. It can transport 2 vehicles at a time (based on 6633 Family Car), as well as approx. 4 passengers on the walkways and 2 bicycles. I based the design on this Playmobil set from a few years ago. I've never collected Playmobil but I saw a review of this set on JANGBrick's channel and thought it was quite good. Here is the ferry, docked at a small pier, unloading 6633 Family Car. And here it is, on its own. I hope you enjoyed looking at this model. It's been a long time since I've posted on Eurobricks, but I've never stopped looking at all the wonderful creations ~ A.S.
  3. The past 1,5 years I've been busy building an 80's town with most of the iconic classic town sets and all 12V grey era train sets. I started with buying sets that I didn't have yet, deyellowing all white and grey (including train tracks) parts which took longer than expected:I wasn't done when the summer of 2019 became autumn and by that time the sun wasn't strong enough (if the sun was visible anyway) so I built a de-yellowing device. I've used a total of 40 liters of peroxide solution to de-yellow most parts. After that I could start building the layout and town. The town consists of the most iconic classic town sets and three train loops from the 12V grey era. All 12V trains are running on these loops, including a locomotive from the 7777 train ideas book and a 12V crocodile MOC. There are 19 remote controls for points, signs, decouplers and a level crossing. Further more I have used over 120 original 12V light bricks for lighting. These two combined results in a total wire length of around 350 meters. Enjoy! :D
  4. Classic Town / Legoland style 4-studs up to 6-studs wide Truck & Fuell Tanker Semitrailer built in Classic Town Shell colors 14 by George Legoman, on Flickr 06 by George Legoman, on Flickr 09 by George Legoman, on Flickr 10 by George Legoman, on Flickr 11 by George Legoman, on Flickr 05 by George Legoman, on Flickr 03a by George Legoman, on Flickr 01 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  5. George Lego

    Classic Town - UPS Truck & Semitrailer

    UPS Truck & Semitrailer built in Old Brown color, Classic Town/Legoland 4-studs wide theme-ish 01 by George Legoman, on Flickr 02 by George Legoman, on Flickr 03 by George Legoman, on Flickr 04 by George Legoman, on Flickr 05 by George Legoman, on Flickr 06 by George Legoman, on Flickr 07 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  6. George Lego

    Classic Town - 3-axle Coach, Bus

    Classic Town 3-axle Coach built in 4-studs wide 11 by George Legoman, on Flickr 14 by George Legoman, on Flickr 17 by George Legoman, on Flickr 12 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  7. Classic Town 4-axle Mercedes Benz Arocs 4145K equiped with MEILLER Tipper, built in 4-studs wide (6-studs for the tipper). 02 by George Legoman, on Flickr 01 by George Legoman, on Flickr 16 by George Legoman, on Flickr 05 by George Legoman, on Flickr 04 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  8. Classic Town 4-studs wide, 2-axle European style Truck (5-studs wide for the semitrailer). 001 by George Legoman, on Flickr 01 by George Legoman, on Flickr 02 by George Legoman, on Flickr 04 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  9. Evolution of the legendary Promotional MD Foods Lego set 1952-1 from 1989 - Classic Town theme, built in 4-studs wide 11 by George Legoman, on Flickr 07 by George Legoman, on Flickr 05 by George Legoman, on Flickr 06 by George Legoman, on Flickr 12 by George Legoman, on Flickr 11 by George Legoman, on Flickr 30 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  10. Classic Town 4-studs wide Truck and MEILLER Tipping Semitrailer 01 by George Legoman, on Flickr 006 by George Legoman, on Flickr 37 by George Legoman, on Flickr 10 by George Legoman, on Flickr 21 by George Legoman, on Flickr
  11. Just curious for those more knowledgeable about Classic Town and City, is there a year where Lego switched from primarily 4-wide vehicles to 6-wide? Of course there were 6 wide vehicles before, like the Airport Fire Truck, and there are still 4 wide cars now on occasion, but is there a period of time you can point to where things made the big change? Thanks!
  12. Bornin1980something

    MOC: Classic town supercar

    This is the first MOC I completed since coming out of my dark age. All parts are from my 90s Lego collection.The base is from a 1999 Shell promotional set, which used the 1996 style Formula One cars. A 2 x 2 plate above the rear bearing gives the car its aggressive slanted stance. That, and the long rear section, mark this car out as a mid-engined supercar. Like the exterior, the interior is all red, including the steering column. Access is via the traditional hinged roof. The leather jacketed driver is probably from a Town Jr set. I call him Quentin. The front-end was built as low as possible for aerodynamics. Styling is rather plain, but the wide racing wheels (also from the Shell promotional) make a bigger impression. The huge rear section is the car's powerhouse. Opening the rear hinged plate reveals the V8 engine (I usually assume two cylinders per stud). It too has a red colour scheme. The radio antenna and the lack of a spoiler mark this vehicle out as a roadgoing supercar, turning heads wherever it goes. At times, I have considered adding modern, specialised elements to make this car look more like a supercar, but I prefer it as it is, full of classic town atmosphere even though it was built in 2014! The only part I am unsure about is the radio antenna, a staple of classic town vehicles, but in this case it may spoil the vehicle's lines. What do other members think? The car was completed before I heard of the upcoming Speed Champions supercar line, which I am now really looking forward to. For a parting shot, here is the car with both hinges proudly open. The hinge is dead, long live the hinge!
  13. Hi Folks, some time ago i 've shown my town project Lindburg here. The last years i was working a lot on my secondary LEGO project, a medieval castle puzzle, called Puzzling Castle Scapes, but in between i found some hours to be spent on my town. Here it comes: a lota script with numerous pictures … ( ) i must confess, I'm pathetic - i try to use a vast variation of parts and i always thought of inserting the automatic 70ies garage door somehow . But the 4 bricks height won't make it very realistic, 'til - 'til i saw a documentation on TV. There was this guy with a british roadster, he drove by his garage, got off, and _pushed_ his car into the really low garage (driving in? no way!). The idea was set but the red version seemed boring to me by that time and i switched to Shell variety (seeing the car through the glass was a definite plus). So colours for doors and windows were chosen - not the cheapest choice, you know what i mean … So what colour to use for the walls? Red came instantly to my mind but was also instantly skipped - i already built a red structure with yellow windows and grey decorations (boring again!). A short peek on my re-acclaimed town hall brought dark orange as its colour and "Decadent Mansion" as its working title. A fast constructed 2nd version of my british roadster and i got … The first wave of Minecraft sets made us the gift of bright pink bricks with groove (as piggy legs!). Stocked in the beginning (thx Max) i early wanted a bright pink mansion with roller doors. With white as colour for decorations (1x14 bricks with groove still do not exist in bright pink) i could give it a quick go. 6378's bp for a slow road, my Volvo in blue and the cat from the Pet Shop and additionally a clear diamond as lamp and a thermal detonator as bell: Thomas52 often tried to convince me to take a look at the (printed) parts from the 4Juniors sets. The wall parts in the new light yellow colour aka bright light yellow finally changed my mind. Starting with a balcony annex another mansion was developing: , The limited choice of parts in this colour led to some features - the availability of 1x1 plates by Unikitty's feet brought the corner ornaments, the 1x6x2 arch taken from the Friends Mall resulted in the pediment's balcony and the less variety of plates left this cutout i early planned to fill with the neighbour building. It fitted perfectly, i own the decor bricks from train sets 122, 126 forming consecutive house numbers. A 300sl gullwing in tan seemed the right vehicle and the freshly shown up indian's baby turned to front sufficed as "Babybjørn". After all that special colours some more harmless had to follow. Due to my castle builds i always have a stock on grey material - the plan was to build a solely grey building but with a structured wall as alternation and numbered 122 (to avoid complete boredom, the house finally got a bend - increasing the impression of a surrounded historical building). The doors and windows left me stumped - some trying finally led to brown doors with white windows (including some Minitalia-). Furthermore i initially used for a (kitchen) window. Exceptionally i dealt with the furniture at once : The dinosaur fin as a plant i've seen anywhere. At this time the ensemble - as a further quarter of Lindburg - got its name Gartenstadt and was located on the other river side. As an conclusion the longside road should run from Gartenstadt to this bridge, what made it, now called bridge street, an extension of Drakentorweg, which directly led through the town wall gate also called Drakentor to downtown. Excessive stud counting finally resulted in a draft for the other end of the bridge inside Gartenstadt, including a bridge house: Should comply with the rest of the town - as also can be seen on the extended map: Then i was dealing with the right side of bridge street - a boardwalk should become the main part. As its kernel i visioned a large, old, extremely crooked hotel, that had got countless annexes over time. Getting a fitting environment i also planed a waterside terrace for having breakfast. An ideal street was offered by the road plate with crosswalk from 6399 airport shuttle. Former tests on the layout: At that time the freshest Emma's House brought lavender as a new very likely colour, interesting parts in dark violet for a ton-sur-ton pedestal were mainly available by the Friend's Hotel. Unfortunately there was one giant problem: the front side of the hotel, as oriented to the boardwalk it should become very prestigious but as oriented opposite of the main view of Lindburg it should be completely left out for playability. The backside of the hotel, complying to the main view orientation however didn't seem an appealing task. But we will see … So first i constructed a pedestal/cellar that prepared a veranda and had already a lot of corners and bulges with not at least knowing how the structure would evolve. Thank god my pal Max had part-outed some Emma's Houses and supplied repeatedly lavender material. Next the veranda arose: "Annex" on the backside: Virtually on progress the view-play-problem was solved, the core of the hotel are drawer-like halls, that can be removed for full play access on rooms of that floor or the hall beneath. Conclusion was the earlier mentioned terrace by the river, later framed by white Fabuland heart shape fences: At the end the lavender stock from Max did not suffice at all so i got 1x2 bricks from Nadine's (nadana86) and Thomas' (tomzen) store Steineflut. They also helped me out with a pearl golden sai for decoration. A guest just arrives with her red Renault R4 and the hotel warden was inspired by Alice from the then new Disney minfigure series. The hotel truly is my masterpiece - the build was just a one-week-flow and all details carried out just fine! That state of composition was ocasionallly completely laid out at a gathering at Maurice's (steinlegoliath) home in Hannover last year: (Picture taken by Marwel, many thx) Thus the hotel was so lonely in its block, i parted out the CC-cinema, obtained some additional dark tan parts and spontaneously designed a tenement for the back support of the hotel: Another tenement - this time a serial house - in classic yellow was next: As the colour was more usual i throw myself into for the shape with a diagonal pediment. The red house numbers came with the LEGO diary and one fleshy DFB-Team legs were interpreted as hot pants over tights (the green leather? jacket from the new camper also seemed very fashionable with that): The location was set in row with the dark tan tenement: And again laying out Gartenstadt completely: You may have guessed it - the Tram (aka MR) should also operate on this riverside, so there was exhausting studs counting again. Next on agenda was an ornate building with a separated stairs tower spanning the tram - certainly diagonal (the sand green HP roofs waited for their first application almost eternally). (includes passing by Route 2 train) A short interlude and #122 got its attic storey: Returning from one of my visits at Max i returned with a large amount of 1x2 bricks in bright green. Some good material for building landscapes but when Thomas52 made me the golden scripted 132 brick of the Legoland train set (that was a LEGO employe X-mas gift before) as a gift (he got that brick from the customer service, what else?) another tenement was developed quite fast. It had naturally to be rowed up with #122 and #126 (but on the other side of the crossing vis-a-vis the bright pink mansion). Some Dimension sets helped dressing up the inhabitants: Going on with the neighbourhood - but again the recurring problem: the front sides of the next houses (row) were opposite of the main view orientation - this time leading to shaped back sides and open playable front sides. Three houses were following, a mansion with an unpainted back but side walls already prettified: The back wall of a 4 flat house with loggias: and in the middle a second mansion that got a conservatory added at the backside and got renewed _afterwards_ (inside the conservatory and on some details you can see the house's old style!): At last a layout picture of the riverside: By the way this direction there will be only a tram track added furthermore that leads to the airport to the left and then the town really, really ends here (unbelievable …). That's all folks. Greets, Ralf
  14. Ladies and Gentlemen, several months have passed since my last posting here. Surely quite a long time. But I was pretty busy in real life. Fortunately I’ve found some time to finish several MOCs for my municipal fire department during the past months. Now I found the time to show you what has left the factory on my desk... Let’s start with a new MPV. It’s based on the short SUV-version as you can in the second pic and it’s mostly used for the daily routine. Generic build with nothing special. Based on longer 4 x 10 studs classical car chassis. One of the newer creations is a new truck for the rescue-divers unit. The truck itself features an airconditioned cabin for the divers to change their clothes, loaded fully with rescue and technical equipment – especially for the rescue on (iced up) waterways. The trailer features a speedboat with a rugged aluminum hull. I also redid my fire truck for heavy technical assistance on railways. I got the proportions much more right by shorten the lenghts about one stud. I redid the bogie underneath and changed the regular train wheels to these little 1/2 smooth technic bush for a more realistic look. Unfortunately it won’t fit on the lego tracks anymore. Well... but I am okay with it. Surely one of the most specialized apparatus is this telehandler. I had it on schedule for almost years. But didn’t manage how get all the significant details and of course the integrated playability into 4wide. Finally I decided to build the cabin segment in 5wide. Thankfully I a spent evening chatting with some friends on 1000steine I got the right influences concerning the telescope arm. I also created abunch of different tools for the handler: a forklift, a lifting platform, a shovel, a hook, a claw and such. The lastest creation is special foam unit. I’ve found an old photo on the internet of a fire truck to be on duty at an Esso oil refinery near Cologne, Germany during the first half of the 1980s. That caught my attention. I decided to build my own version of it. Added specials are definitely the two independent moveable turrets, snotted tank-segment with its hose ports. I also could finish two new trucks for Farnheim Airport Fire Services. The smaller one is a typically RIV (Rapid Intervention Vehicle) and other one is a massive Crash Tender, which was originally in service at the Stuttgart International Airport from the late 1980s till 2003. Both models feature the use of the actual 4 wide mudguards. In addition the bigger Crash Tender has a tilting cabin with a motor replica and a special, unusual tire-on-tire combination to get the typical monstrous appearance as the original. BTW: This year the Farnheim Fire Department is going to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Started as an classical 1/87th scale modelling. The years passed and the hobby rested for almost two decades. Since 2009, when getting in touch with Lego again, I restarted the Farnheim-themed modelling by using bricks instead of glue and paint. I invite you to visit my (german language only blog) to see more pictures of all these MOCs and the whole story of 30 years of Feuerwehr Farnheim Hope, you enjoyed the latest overview a bit. Thank you taking a look. I appraciate your critics and comments. Thanks in advance + Feurio! Farnheim
  15. This is the general shape of the Hospital building. I hope to have time this summer to make the interior, the stairs, the ramps and of course the yard. I have a strong feeling that the yard will be finished first :) LEGO hospital 2 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO hospital 1 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO hospital 3 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO hospital 5 by Severus A, on Flickr
  16. This model is inspired from 6691 set which was produced between 1981 - 1983. It was one of my favorites sets in childhood. There are many differences but I intended to keep the Classic Town spirit. I've added a working door on the right side, windows on sides, I've used nowadays elements like curved slope bricks for actual design and I also made the model a little smaller. LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 6 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 5 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 4 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 2 by Severus A, on Flickr LEGO Ambulance Helicopter 1 by Severus A, on Flickr