Pint-sized perfection

I don’t normally showcase other building scales, but I couldn’t go passed these Mini Modulars by de-marco.  The level of detail that de-marco has captured in these four buildings is awe-worthy.

de-marco Mini Modulars

My favourite is the bank, followed closely by the second from the left, which I’m guessing is a townhouse.  Although small in scale, de-marco has made the bank look like a grand building with an imposing entrance.  I also love the shop front on the bakery. What’s your favourite?

Head over to the Flickr album for a closer look at these pint-sized perfections!

10251 – Brick Bank

LEGO has released high resolution images of the next modular building, Brick Bank (10251).  And it is absolutely gorgeous!

There were so many “OMG!” moments for me as I was pouring over the images.  I won’t reveal all of them, as that will spoil the fun for you, but I just have to point out the Sand Green windows, including those new half arch window pieces.  And those beautiful new fences in Black are a must have!!

The Brick Bank will be available in January 2016.  In the meantime, there are lots more images here to drool over and below is the official description from LEGO:

10251 Brick Bank

Ages 16+. 2,380 pieces.
US $169.99 – CA $219.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Make a safe deposit at the Brick Bank!

Make a secure deposit at the highly respected Brick Bank, featuring an array of intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the detailed interior, comprising a bank with an atrium foyer, tiled floor, arched windows, ornate chandelier, lockable vault and a transaction counter with security glass; a laundromat with printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines; plus 2 second-floor offices with an array of detailed furniture, fixtures and accessories. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk and an elaborate façade with carving and statue décor, decorative roofline, large arched windows, central balcony, clock and an accessible roof terrace featuring a large skylight.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a bank manager, secretary, teller, and a mom and child.
  • The Brick Bank features a bank, secretary’s office, bank manager’s office, laundromat and a detailed façade and sidewalk.
  • Bank features an atrium foyer with wide, arched entrance, triangular-patterned floor tiling, ornate chandelier, oxidized-copper colored skylight, transaction counter with hidden alarm buttons and security glass, and a bank vault with safe deposit boxes and a large round door.
  • Laundromat features a printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines.
  • Secretary’s office features a wall clock, desk, typewriter, cabinet with opening drawers, fireplace and an espresso machine.
  • Bank manager’s office features a large desk with banker’s lamp and approval stamp, leather-look chair, printed portrait, statue and a cabinet.
  • Accessory elements include a mug, document, camera, candy, blank white paper, chrome-golden coins, 1 chrome- golden bar and banknotes.
  • Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • Unlock the bank vault to access the safe deposit boxes.
  • Visit the laundromat for a spot of laundering.
  • Stack coins with the coin counting machine.
  • Special elements include a printed prize check, printed ground-floor windows, a special printed portrait in the bank manager’s office, plus rare, sand-blue and dark-green bricks, and sand-green window frames.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant and 10246 Detective’s Office.
  • Brick Bank measures over 10” (26cm) high, 10” (25cm) wide and 10” (25cm) deep.

Bankable Playability

With its beautiful facade, the Bricklays Bank by Ryan Taggart has plenty of bankability.  It is also packed with playability, with the building as a whole opening up on hinges, in addition to the traditional modular floors.

The facade has lots of features to draw the eye.  My favourites are the black lines beside the upper windows, which seem to come out of the floor below, tying the whole building together.  I also like how this seamlessness is carried through the black line detailing above the centre window.

The Bricklays Bank is fully furnished, with a large vault and beautiful library.  Check it out further here!

Postage Paid

Palixa and the Bricks has beautifully reproduced the main details of the façade of the Main Post Office in her hometown.  With a post office, bank and gym across the four floors of the building, the Main Post Office has something for everyone!

Despite the gorgeous exterior, the real beauty (to me at least) lies in the interior of this building.  The collage of the three main floors gives a hint of why this is so.

Head over to Flickr to take a closer look at Palixa’s gorgeous Main Post Office.

Modular Bank

BrickyBoy has taken Lego’s City Bank (3661) to a whole new level, converting it into a beautiful 16-wide modular building.  The facade on this building caught my eye – it has so many details, but they all work together flawless so that it doesn’t look cluttered.  I also love the textures and the colour combination.

BrickyBoy-ModualrBank-Front

I also like how the back of this building has lots of details to catch the eye, such as the overhanging part on the top floor and the use of the area under the stairs.

BrickyBoy-ModularBank-Rear

You can see more images of this gorgeous modular building, including the lovely interior, on the Eurobricks post here.