The Enterprisers, competing in the category "Cafe Corner" in the 2010 MOC Athalon.
About this creation
Welcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and squirrels, to one of my three greatest creations of all time. Yes, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is right up there with Blocktropolis and that cruise ship.
Of course, that's just my opinion, I'll leave the judges to form their own opinions.
Before this contest was started, I never thought I could do my own cafe corner style building, I've never owned an actual modular building set, so this was a challenge for me. Needless to say, I had to destroy my beloved beach house to build this, but I think it was well worth it.
Enough of my jibber-jabber, lets get on with it.
First, the exterior.
angled down view of the front.
Front view with slight side angle.
downward view to the street.
view from the street.
Second floor. That sign would say "BOBBY'S HOBBIES" in bold red lettering, but I know the judges are purists against decalling, so I went against it.
Street action, we have a man walking his dog, and a customer heading into the store.
Street action, a different view.
Rear view, Kelso's favorite.
Another rear view, because Kelso might actually look at this page.
The loading dock, where a worker impatiently waits for a delivery.
A flower box, just to break up the yellow wall on the back. Apparently, Bobby likes flowers.
A water barrel on the roof.
The air conditioning unit on the roof.
Yes, all floors separate.
Here is the first floor.
Now we have the interiors.
Lets head on inside, shall we?
The front of the first floor is the actual store. This is where Bobby sells all his hobby supplies to make his living.
Behind we have the storage room, where everything is kept until it is put on display. This room also houses the stairs to the second floor.
Bobby, behind the counter, helps out a woman with a purchase.
A little kid gazes with wonder at the more expensive items in the large glass case.
At the end of the day, bobby heads through the "Employees only" door at the back of the store to head into the storage room.
He heads up the stairs.
Now he arrives at the top of the stairs.
And onto the second floor.
He relaxes for awhile on the couch.
He heads to the kitchen to get something to eat.
After dinner, he heads upstairs to get a good night's sleep.
He walks past his usual reading area.
and begins to get ready for bed. No Phipson, you can't watch him get his pajamas on! Lets leave Bobby alone now, he's getting tired.
The first floor store furniture.
The counter, with things below behind glass doors.
this is supposed to be a model train steam engine, done to minifig scale. They would sell model trains at a hobby shop.
The back of the counter. With the computer.
The tall glass display case.
The center shelf.
one side of the center shelf.
The other side of the center shelf.
The second floor furniture.
The kitchen set.
one side of the kitchen, with counter, cupboards, sink, and oven.
The other side, with more counter, and a mini fridge.
The eating area of the counter.
The dining chair.
the lamp and couch.
The third floor furniture.
The matching set of black, angular, couch and chair.
The reading area. Bookshelf, table, and another lamp, this goes with the couch and chair to produce a comfortable reading environment.
The bed and TV.
They set up like this, so Bobby can watch TV in bed.
The only thing holding this back is the architectural details on the first floor exterior. The inside is brilliant and the second and third floors work well for me. I award 3 points. I'll let this one slide because I haven't given fair warning, BUT, THE NEXT PERSON WHO JUMPS ON THE AIR CONDITIONER BAND-WAGON BETTER BE WARY OF MY WRATH!