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A Taste of New Orleans
A French Quarter Building with balconies and an attached courtyard at the corner of Royal & Dumaine Streets
About this creation

A Taste of New Orleans



A French Quarter Building

with balconies

and an attached courtyard

at corner of

Royal & Dumaine Streets



A cafe corner compatible building.


Has a pair of

New Orleans Carriages




More information after the pictures.



The real building!






































At Brickworld 2009


This MOC was built for Brickworld 2009.

I wanted to do something that no one
had ever seen before, and I wanted it to
be a "cafe corner compatible" as well.
One of the themes of this year's Brickworld
was better landscaping in your MOCs.

This was just a jumble wishes in by head
until I thought of those secluded
New Orleans courtyards, it had to be in
the French Quarter (of coarse!),
and have those stacked balconies!!

The building is a 32x32 CCC
and the couryard is also a 32x32 CCC

I didn't put it up on the web or exhibit it before
Brickworld 2009, I had high hopes!

But my Ghostbusters MOC "trumped" it!
and was nominated for "Best Small Building"
After all it's the GHOSTBUSTERS!

My Ghostbusters MOC didn't win.
Q. What "trumps" Ghostbusters?
A. Star Wars' Theed Place!

Of coarse I found that one of
the "flower pots" had gone missing
after I had taken and uploaded these photos!



The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.

enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect







Comments

 I like it 
  January 23, 2011
Laisez le bon temps roule!!! Let the good times roll! You captured more then an almost exact duplicate you captured the flavor of New Orleans! You transported me back to one of my favorite cities. My friends Daryl & Janelle still live in Meteraie and I worked one year in Kenner. So you just took this New Yorker back to le bon temps! Merci! Loved the painting!/ nice touch!!!
 I made it 
  July 13, 2009
Quoting Jesse Long This particular model is not in scale exactly with the actual length of the building
Yes, you are correct it is not in scale. But it's Cafe Corner Compatible, so the building fits on a 32x32 baseplate. I dropped windows and shrunk what I modeled to fit in that tight space.
Quoting Jesse Long and the arch could have been done a bit differently than how it was done here. However, were you to make the building a bit longer and design the arch a bit differently, then it would have been a spot on reprodcution in LEGO minifigure scale. Still, with that being said, this is most certainly a nice building and it is rare to see a LEGO building that is based upon a real life building. I do apologize for the nitpicking, but for something like this, it is necessary.
Please understand that the photos of the courtyards (are not even of just one) shown above are not found attached to that real building. They are photos that represent (to me!) what those secluded New Orleans courtyards (usually found in the center of the block behind the fronts of the buildings) are all about! So I built a gated brick arch/vault entrance. It had to be thin in order to fit the courtyard onto the CCC 32x32 baseplate. I don't mind the "nitpicking" at all! Building LEGO minifigure scale Cafe Corner Compatible building that tries to copy "real" buildings is all about compromises! enjoy kurt
 I like it 
  July 13, 2009
This particular model is not in scale exactly with the actual length of the building and the arch could have been done a bit differently than how it was done here. However, were you to make the building a bit longer and design the arch a bit differently, then it would have been a spot on reprodcution in LEGO minifigure scale. Still, with that being said, this is most certainly a nice building and it is rare to see a LEGO building that is based upon a real life building. I do apologize for the nitpicking, but for something like this, it is necessary.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2009
Thanks for posting this beautiful model. It's the little details (so faithful to the actual building) that make this stand out.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2009
This is fabulous! I love the building, and carriage, and everything about this MOC!
  July 13, 2009
Very nice, very nice! I particularly like the wrought iron, railings, and foliage! Photography could use some work, though, looks a little too bright
 
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