Drool Time

Not much else to say really.  I’ll leave you to drool over the images of this stunning reproduction of Her Majesty’s Theatre by Janet Van D.

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The detailing on the interior is just mind blowing.  I also love how Janet has reproduced the famous lake scene from the Phantom of the Opera.

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Lots more images to drool over in the Deviant Art gallery.  Thanks for the inspiration Janet!

 

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Firehouse Headquarters (75827)

LEGO have released high resolution images of the Firehouse Headquarters (75827), which is due for release on 1 January 2016.

Looks like this is going to be a awesome parts pack, with lots of Dark Red, Light Bluish Grey and Tan bricks, as well as plenty of doors and windows.  Mind you, it is such a great looking set that it might be hard to bring yourself to take it apart!

See all the high resolution images of the building here or on LEGO’s Facebook page.

One, two, three …

Alex54 went through three revisions from his original idea for a corner building with a rounded corner tower, to the final building.  If my experience is anything to go by, I suspect it was probably closer to thirty iterations!  Irrespective, the end result is beautiful.

Alex54 makes great use of the new fence pieces in Sand Green for the upper windows.  I also like how he has done the dome on the corner turret, the shopfront windows and the patterned pavement.

Head over to Eurobricks to see and read the journey from the original idea to this final version.

Warehouse Apartment

pionioncorp has created an inner city oasis by converting a warehouse into apartments with high ceilings and a rooftop terrace.  The thing about the Warehouse Apartment that caught my eye initially was the roof, not only because of the colour – who doesn’t love a Sand Red roof – but also for the look created by the offset technique used.

A closer look at the Warehouse Apartment building revealed quite a few interesting details and techniques, such as the use of the SNOT techniques to create texture in the facade, the tiles in the arches above the windows and the circular feature at the top of the wall.

China Garden

Jme Wheeler’s passion for Chinese food is easily reflected in the gorgeous China Garden, a fully furnished modular building with restaurant on the ground floor and apartment upstairs.

The facade is beautiful and makes great use of the red tap piece for the windows and the roof trim.  However, it is the front garden and entrance that steals the show for me.

Head over to MOCPages to see more of the China Garden!

Cooking up a storm

Elizabeth Nevermind’ Modular Kitchen Store is cooking up a storm, with a fully stocked store downstairs and a room for cooking classes upstairs.  I absolutely adore the facade on this building, which, in my view, uses just the right mix of textures, offsets, SNOT and colour.

I especially like how the use of the three colours adds extra depth to the awning and also how the dark orange frame continues above it.  The cupcake holder is a cute touch, too.

Head over to Flickr to see more of Elizabeth Nevermind’s gorgeous building and also why she is currently one of my favourite builders.

Thanks for the inspiration Elizabeth!

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.

Old world charm

Using LEGO pieces from dating from the 70s to today, the Old Pharmacy by ThomaS (tsi) literally span decades worth of charm! The front of this building is gorgeous and makes great use of the old 3761 windows.  I also love the rounded shape of the roof.

The back of the building is just as interesting as the front, with lots of details in the facade as well as atmosphere created by the minifigures going about their day-to-day tasks.

The old water pump reminds me of my grandparents for some reason, although I don’t specifically remember them having one of those.

Check out tsi’s BrickThat folder for more images of the Old Pharmacy, including the stunning interior.

Medical Trio

With a doctor, dentist and pharmacy, the reconstructed Pharmacy by Palixa and The Bricks has all your medical needs covered.   The thing about this building that caught my eye was the contrasting colours and the clean lines of the facade, especially the seamless arches over the windows and in the roof feature.

There is a cosy little place at the rear of the building for the relaxing and a little garden … herbs for the pharmacist perhaps?

The building is fully furnished and, as you can see from the above image, is quite light and airy.  My favourite floor is the dentist, which has the funkiest carpet!

See more images of the reconstructed and original pharmacy by Palixa and the Bricks here.  Make sure you check out the cutest Shaun the Sheep while you’re there!

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.