When the Batcave (76052) set landed at my doorstep, I must admit I wondered what I was going to do with it. It doesn’t look like there is much there for someone who is mostly interested in modular buildings and conversions. Let’s see how it stacks up.
Tobias T. has managed to pack more into the Outdoor Store than just a beautiful facade. With four levels, the building boasts three businesses (outdoor store, commercial office, piano school) and a fully furnished apartment.
Tobias even managed to fit in a couple of of BURPs, using them to create a rock wall that customers in the outdoor store can use to test the products.
Head to the Flickr album to see all the details. Thanks for the inspiration, Tobias!
Barrie Crossan demonstrates again why he is one of my favourite modular builders with the Converted Old Amsterdam Warehouse. The Warehouse features a whopping six floors, housing a cycle repair shop, dressmaker, two one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom apartment. Each one of them fully furnished too!
While the interior is beautifully detailed, my favourite spot in this building is actually the bench in the garden adjoining the building. A perfect place to chill out with a book I think.
Head over to Barrie’s Flickr stream to check out all the gorgeous details!
You can’t go past Palixa and the Bricks‘ latest modular building, the Cheese Shop and Bistro, to get your fill of cheesy goodness. It is a fully furnished, three story (+ roof) modular building featuring a cheese shop, cheese making facility and one bedroom apartment.
I love the interior of this modular building, especially the back counter, the mezzanine level above the shop counter and the furnishings in the apartment. The lounge chairs are just exquisite!
LEGO’s Architecture series is at a completely different scale to the modular buildings that I normally focus on, so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that New York City (21028) is my first ever first LEGO Architecture set.
The Hat Shop is packed with loads of interesting techniques and details, such as the SNOT work in the first floor window trims and balconies, and the technic connectors in the ground floor window frame.
I love the subtle colour variations in the roof tiles, which add depth and character to the building. A similar effect is created with the headlight bricks below the ground floor window.
Eliza also challenged herself (not sure whether intentionally or not) by limiting the floor plate to 16×16 – it’s no mean feat creating this amount of detail in such a small space!
Castor-Troy has revealed the third instalment of his contribution to the Paris 1889 Steampunk project he is undertaking with his friend Domino39. Needless to say, it is another stunner from one of my favourite builders.
Head to Flickr to see Castor-Troy’s “The Engineers” in all its high-resolution glory.
My first thought when I saw this in my Flickr feed was “Why is this tagged LEGO?” and then my jaw dropped when I realised it was made from the real thing. The detailing on Paul’s (BrickBaron’s) art deco Gotham Theatre is just exceptional!