King of the Koffee

With the Kahuka Koffee, Andrew Tate (aka snaillad) proves once again that he is a master of the large buildings.  The Kahuka Koffee is six storeys (including the roof) and is named after the cafe located on the ground floor.

I love the variation in the facade of this modular building, with the different windows not just up one side / edge of the building, but across both sides.  This is something I always struggle with in my own buildings.  In most instances, I end up having the windows framed the same way on each level.

The upper half (white floors and roof) is my favourite part of this building. I particularly like the:

  • round windows on the second white floor
  • reddish brown trim above the windows on the lower white floor and the use of the white telescopes for trim on those same windows
  • curve in the roof, and
  • contrast between the white facade and the black of the roof.

The other things that caught my eye were the lamp post and the reddish brown double doors on the right hand side of the building.  It looks like those doors are brick-built, with the arches sideways to create the semi-circle effects.

The interior of the Kahuka Koffee is also really well done.  I like how the display cabinet and open drinks fridge have been done and the use of the different types of seating.  The black couches are my favourites, and look like a nice place to enjoy a long black.

Thanks for the inspiration, Andrew!  Head over to his Flickr album to see the Kahuka Koffee in high resolution glory.

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10260 – Downtown Diner

LEGO shared details of the next modular building this week – the Downtown Diner, scheduled for release on 1 January 2018.

If you’re curious what LEGO says about it’s latest modular building, scroll to the bottom.

My view?  I must admit that my first reaction was one of disappointment. It is a nice building, but I couldn’t picture it fitting in with a traditional modular street.  The street view released by LEGO re-inforces this in my opinion.

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Cheesy Goodness

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.

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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!

See all the cheesy goodness on Flickr.  Thanks Palixa and the Bricks for the inspiration!

Doughy Goodness

Suzi More’s Dunkin Donuts, with its custom stickers and bright colours, looks like the real thing and good enough to eat.  OK, maybe not the whole building, but the donuts definitely are.

The ground floor is furnished and includes the ultimate selection of donuts, displayed on a clever shelving system:

Who would have thought that orange, pink and tan could ever look so good?

Head over to the Flickr album for lots more images of the Dunkin Donuts.  Thanks for the inspiration, Suzi!

A Tale of Two Cities

Francesco Tavella has created his own tale of two cities, with a buslting modular city comprising two distinct architectural styles.  The first part boast late 18th century Georgian architecture:

The second part, which is my favourite, is reminiscent of Dutch canal houses:

Head over to the Flickr album for a closer look and more images of this impressive modular city!

Modular Building Guide

RedHead1982 from BrickHamster has completed her awsome 7-part guide to building modular buildings, culminating in three beautiful modular buildings.

Head over to BrickHamster to see the full guide on how these modular buildings were made, covering everything from the placement of the technic bricks to the trims on the roof, as well as the interiors.

Thanks for the inspiration Redhead1982!

Bob’s Burgers

With Bob’s Burgers, the restaurant from the sitcom with the same name, it’s easy to see why I look forward to new creations from Eurotrash (Chris Goddard).  I love what Chris has done the upper part of this building, especially the clever use of the 1×2 slopes with slots and the tiling on the roof.

On the back, there’s some neat details and clever SNOT to frame  the backdoor.

I’m looking forward to seeing an interior for this one!  For now, though, there are a couple more angles of the exterior on Flickr.

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.