Warehouse Conversion

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!

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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.

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Head over to Barrie’s Flickr stream to check out all the gorgeous details!

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!

Modular of a Different Kind

Galaktek’s Congo Home Delivery doesn’t look much like a traditional modular building, but this may well be the home of the future.  The Congo Home can be delivered and assembled within a couple of days!

It may be small, but it’s packed with style!

A great idea, beautifully executed!  More images of the Congo Home Delivery here.

En Garde

Superfunked has created the perfect Fencing Studio for the Fencers from Series 13 of the Collectible Minifigures.

Lots to like about this building.  My favourite details on the front are the different textures in the facade, the black awning and the coffee cup sign.  Here’s a better view of the coffee cup:

The Fencing Studio is fully furnished, and boasts an apartment, clothing store and office as well as the Fencing Studio.  I particularly like how Superfunked has done faithfully reproduced the coffee shop counter from The LEGO Movie.

I love the open back on this building, which adds immensely to the playability.  It does make it a little harder to photograph front on, but obviously much easier to photograph the interior and definitely worth it if you intend to do more than just display the building.

Head over to the Flickr album for more angles of Superfunked’s Fencing Studio!

 

The perfect vintage

If you’re looking for the perfect vintage, you need not look further than Jason Skaare’s 18th modular building, the Wine Shop.  In addition to the great wines on offer, the building also packs a lot of great details and clever parts use, inside and out.  I particularly like the shop sign incorporating the vines and wine glass, the use of the barrels as planters and the use of the crates to get the panel effect at the bottom go the building.

Here is a close up of my favourite part of the outside of the building – the terrace, complete with deckchairs and a the vine covered trellis.  How relaxed would you be hanging out here?

The clever details continue inside the fully furnished interior, with a unique shelf for the wine bottles and great stereo unit.

Head over to Flickr for more images of Jason’s Wine Shop.

Contest: Complete the Room

While the Pet Shop (10218) is one of my favourite modular buildings, one thing that has always bugged me is the empty rooms in the reddish brown townhouse.  So, my challenge to you is to “Complete the Room”, specifically the middle floor:

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And, thanks to the support provided by LEGO’s Community and Events Engagement Team, there are a couple of cool prizes to be won!

See here for all the details.

Talented Tailor

Brickshelf user Noripy has built a building fit for a talented tailor.  The facade of this building is packed with clever details, such as the chef’s hats on the roof and the harpoon sprues for the upper windows.  The transparent blue plates on the front window also caught my eye.

The Tailor is fully furnished with everything that the tailor needs to make the perfectly fitting suit, including a brick-built sewing machine and iron.

Here are more images of the Noripy’s Tailor!

Sonic Boon

After a while away, we get not just one, but three new modular buildings to feast your eyes on from one of my all time favourite builders Sonicstarlight (Jonathon Grzywacz).

The first is Bricklyn Bike, which sells and repairs skateboards, bikes, scooters and motorcycles.  I love the colour scheme and industrial feel of this building, as well as the cute little bike above the front door.

The next two are the Jewelry Store and  Pizzeria, which are immediately recognisable as being inspired by the LEGO Creator set Bike Shop & Cafe (31026).

Both buildings have apartments upstairs.  I’ve taken the liberty of using the image that shows the buildings with the apartments swapped.  I like this more so as the colours feel more harmonious to me in this combination.

There are lots more images of both the exteriors and fully furnished interiors available in the Flickr albums for the BrickLyn Bike and the Jewelry Store and  Pizzeria.