Captain’s Daughter

Barrie Crossan’s latest MOC, a corner modular building housing a bar and family apartment, has a striking facade and is packed from top to bottom with beautiful details.

As always, Barrie has also paid attention to the presentation of the building.  My favourite shot is this close up of the ground floor.  It highlights the character of the building and the nice parts usage (NPU), such as the microphones as the top of the bollards.  The “Captain’s Daughter” flag (from the London Escape (4193) set) is perfect for this building.

The bar and apartment are both fully furnished, and definitely deserve a closer look.  My favourite details are the chandelier and the wood panel wall behind the fireplace in the bar, the laundry and the main bed.

Head over to Flickr for lots more images of this beautiful modular building.  Thanks for the inspiration Barrie!

Spot the Elephant

With a bar, perfumery, ice cream parlour and clothes store, this modular building by BrickShelf user Pikey1984 has a something for everyone.  If you can get past the elephants guarding the front entrance!

The rear boasts a beautiful outdoor seating area, complete with ‘rock’ filled planters.

In addition to the elephants guarding the front entrance, Pikey1984 has hidden two more elephants in plain sight.  Head over to BrickShelf to find them.

Customised Cafe Corner

Reanard Pangestu, from the Modular LEGO Buildings group over on Facebook, has created his own version of the classic Cafe Corner.  I love the simple colour scheme of this version, the use of the 1×1 round tiles in Pearl Gold on the awnings and the feature tiling in front of the door.

This is a great way to learn about building techniques, while at the same time creating one of the classic modular buildings without breaking the bank.

There are more images of Reanard’s customised Cafe Corner on Facebook and, if you want to have a go yourself, you can find the instructions for the Cafe Corner on BrickSet and the original parts list on Rebrickable.

Changing Brands

Palixa and the Bricks shows why she is one of my favourite builders with her latest modular building, the Microsoft Store.  She has taken what was already a great building and  made it even better by adding her touch to the facade and the interior.  This has included changing the Apple Store to a Microsoft Store, redoing the facade, replacing the single apartment with two outstanding studio apartments and last, but definitely not least, adding a rooftop bar.

This studio apartment is just brilliant in terms of the layout, colour combination and design.

Head over to Flickr to see more images of this awesome building.  Thanks Palixa and the Bricks for the inspiration and showing us what LEGO is all about.

Packed to the rafters

The features on theLET’s Modular Bar that immediately caught my eye were the angled columns on the roof, the cute shutters on the windows and the neat little outdoor seating arrangements.  

However, it’s the rafters and chandelier in the roof that steals the show for me.

This shot of the interior of the roof also reveals some of the interesting building techniques that theLET has used to create this little gem.

More images available on theLET’s BrickShelf folder.

Trilogy

I’d like to present my latest modular building, the Trilogy Bar and Nightclub.  It features three floors for three different moods – drinking, dancing or just lounging!

This building holds some sentimental value to me as the bulk of the facade on this building was one of the first builds I ever did.  But it was never shared publicly because I didn’t like the building as a whole (it was originally a 24-stud wide fire station).  I kept coming back to it and decided the only way I was going to like it was if it was an entirely differently-purposed building.  I still want to try my hand at a fire station, but that will have to wait for another day.

See here for more about the Trilogy!