Hitting the high notes

eliza-musicstoreEliza (Elizabeth Nevermind) has hit all the high notes with the four storey Music Store.

Dark Red and Dark Blusih Grey are one of my favourite combinations for modular buildings.  Eliza has taken this a step further, with depth in the facade created by the colour and texture variation in the brick work.

I love the details on the cornices, especially the use of the bow and arrow pieces and the 1×2 Technic bricks on their side.

Other details that caught my eye were the fire escape on the side of the building and the “Music” sign.

On the inside, the ground floor of the Music Store has a range of instruments on display.  My favourite details are the keyboards and the bongo drums.

Head over to Eliza’s Flickr photostream to see more images of the impressive Music Store.

A few of my favourite things …

Zara is one of my favourite places to shop, so it was no surprise that the Zara Clothes Shop by Alex (Olympio Albano) caught my attention.  The massive Zara store is spread over three levels, but you don’t need to worry about lugging all that shopping from one floor to the next, as there is a (manually operated) lift to take you from floor to floor!

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There are plenty of details to catch your attention, so head over to the Flickr album to check them all out.

Outdoor Store

Tobias T. has managed to pack more into the Outdoor Store than just a beautiful facade.  With four levels, the building boasts three businesses (outdoor store, commercial office, piano school) and a fully furnished apartment.

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Tobias even managed to fit in a couple of of BURPs, using them to create a rock wall that customers in the outdoor store can use to test the products.

Head to the Flickr album to see all the details.  Thanks for the inspiration, Tobias!

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 Hat Shop

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Eliza (Elizabeth Nevemind) has created another gorgeous, 16-wide modular building – the fully furnished Hat Shop.

The Hat Shop is packed with loads of interesting techniques and details, such as the SNOT work in the first floor window trims and balconies, and the technic connectors in the ground floor window frame.

I love the subtle colour variations in the roof tiles, which add depth and character to the building. A similar effect is created with the headlight bricks below the ground floor window.

Eliza also challenged herself (not sure whether intentionally or not) by limiting the floor plate to 16×16 – it’s no mean feat creating this amount of detail in such a small space!

Head to Flickr for more images of the Hat Shop.

Thanks for the inspiration, Eliza!

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.

Used Book Store

Sebastian Zaberca’s latest modular building, the Used Book Store, is literally overflowing with books and generally packed to the rafters with details.

My favourite details on the Used Book Store are the way every available space has been packed full of books, the use of the Dark Green flags on the front, the textures and colours of the rear wall and the downpipes.

Head over to Flickr for more images of the gorgeous Used Book Store.

Blue Shores

The Blue Shores is the second of the new buildings included in The Promenade layout for BrickWorld.   While the layout overall was inspired by New York architecture, the Sand Blue and White in this building reminds me of the sea.  Hence the name – Blue Shores.

More images here.

 

Cast Iron Modular

The Cast Iron Modular was one of the eight buildings included in The Promenade, and one of the two whole new ones.  As the name suggests, the Cast Iron Modular was inspired by the cast iron buildings of New York.

Unlike most of my modulars, this one is not furnished.  I am really happy with how it turned out, but I struggled to think of what it should be.  It’s a shop, but I’m not sure what it should sell.  And after building it four times already, I’m ready to move on, so this one will stay unfurnished!

More images here.