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.

 

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Pretty In Pink

Hugo Santos took his inspiration for the Boavistas House from the beautiful old buildings in Oporto, Portugal.  It immediately caught my eye because of its bold pink and grey facade, which is one of my favourite colour combinations.

I must admit that there being two studs’ worth of pink bricks on the left but just one of pink bricks on the right bugs me (I need symmetry!); however, the features that I noticed first were the brick-built door, the little basement arches, the window combinations and the shape of the roof.

This is one of those buildings that I think would look great as a row of townhouses.

Head to the Flickr album for more images of Hugos’ Boavistas House!

 

New York Townhouse

The New York Townhouse by Nightfall (Stefan) has captured the essence of townhouse living in the Big Apple.  I love the crispness of the colour scheme, and the way the contrasting green of the roof actually ties in with the green leaves on the tree.  There’s also some clever parts usage in the balconies on the first floor.

While the front of the building is very much New York, the back of the building feels more like a holiday villa.  That probably makes it the perfect house to come home to after working all day in the city!

Nightfall’s New York Townhouse is also beautifully furnished, with some lovely modern furniture.  Check it out here!

 

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.

Modular Mansion

kevin8 (Mauro Cavinato) has added a garden extension to his stunning Modular City Mansion, providing a peaceful space to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Packed with clever details and parts usage, the Modular City Mansion isn’t short on inspiration.  I particularly like the small potted plants framing the entrance and the skeleton leg balustrade.

Check out the Flickr album for more images of this gorgeous building and the new extension!

Mocha Torte

tacvud has built this gorgeous modular building, called  the tan house.  As soon as I saw this building I thought of mocha torte.  I think it’s the tans and browns, combined with the rich texture of this gorgeous building.

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There are quite a few details that caught my eye on this building, including the roof (love the black / brown combination), the use of the 1×2 log bricks to frame the front door and the beautiful SNOT work on the facade.

For more inspiration, see tacvud’s other buildings here!

Brooklyn Brownstones

esbenk (Esben Kolind) has created a vibrant scene depicting the brownstones of Brooklyn.  It comprises 16 buildings, each with their own unique character, as well as a range of iconic New York vehicles.

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Head over to Esbenk’s flickr set to find out more about life in the Brooklyn Brownstones.