Review: Assembly Square (10255)

Designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of modular buildings by LEGO, Assembly Square (10255) stands out in terms of design, size and parts selection.  Let’s take a closer look why.

Read the full review here.

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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.

Winter Cafe Sub Models Instructions

Someone recently asked me how the ski rack for the Winter Cafe was built, so I thought I would take the opportunity to do the instructions for the remaining sub-models (having done the hand cart already).

You can download the instructions for the ski rack, bench table and lamp post here.  You can also find the instructions for the hand cart there as well – just scroll to the bottom of the page.

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.