i did nt do anything for christmas last year, i was too late with my thunder creation for halloween, i really wanted to have something this time! so here it is... the toy shop!
About this creation
Once again, i owe mano for this one,
as she saved my buns by suggesting ordering from lego weeks in advance,
we received the 2 bakeries the 20th!
there were no toy shop available when they received our money!
so this ain t the final version of the toy shop.
ok, there is no interior,but, the final version,
will include a toy factory on the 2nd floor,
the elfves will of course, work in it.
the toy shop is owned by peter claus [the santa fig]
i haven t elaborated on his wife,but,
he s a loon,he fancies himself as santa claus!
he hired real small people,
and he expect them to relate to him as santa,
Alta 5 is a tropical planet, the snow on the toy shop is fake!
and he keeps the decorations all year long!
he keeps having trouble with his toys r us licence,
as he s not allowed to make his own toys in the contract!
i thought that showing the context of the toy shop
was important to include in this [as always]
so this is the terrasse in wich it will be situated
this is what it looks like as a whole,
on top of the public station.
the back, i refined the terrasse a little more.
i pay a lot of attention for the distinctiveness of my tourists figs,
variety is key!
i have added my latest city street prop in this,
the public pay phone, it s in blue, but, it might change.
i d like to have more, [i have 2 for the whole city]
i ll surely buy some more sports cars 
park side view
the pay phone, and sideof the shop, typical of today s toys r us stores.
the final version will have windows on these sides,
expect more retro, like the lego version,
if you ve ever seen a retro like mc donalds,
you know what i m going for.
i took the train on the roof, from the holiday calender,
you ll notice that i forgot to install another chair in the locomotive
note the gloves and belts on the figs,
usually, there is none of that,
i thank whoever thought of giving away santa figs
when you buy lego at toys r us!
it was really helpful in creating this,
and the employees [inside, sorry, we can t see them in this]
here, standing next to me,
is the latest cybercity character,
i present to you...pine jim!
he s the one selling the pine trees,
i will build a stand for him, and a retro truck for tree transport
it will sit next to the park, close to the pond.
the toy shop, in it s city context.
the delivery drivers did nt like this design,
it makes their job more difficult.
i had to fire the last maitre d hotel,
as manoxylo did nt like him,
something about the way he looked at her,
HE S GONE!
instead she hired this guy,
mmmm, looks a little like me,
i better watch this guy!
i ll ask mano about him.
public parking view
mano saw a crane sale at toys r us $35 each,[x2]
and this is what i m going to frame my elevator with,
it fits almost perfectly!
i still have to link the hotel with the terrasse,
but, it looks better now.
i m not exactly sure of how i m going to do it,
but, i ll find out!
i have installed all balconies on the hotel, but,
some still needs refinements
the whole quad of buildings.
a last look at the toy shop
i don t know when i ll get the 2 lego toy shops missing,
hopefully in january!
as they expect to have some the 9th.
in the meanwhile, i still have plenty of work to do.
as the recycling facility is calling for some improvements!
Quoting Hans DendauwNPD
thanks hans! i wanted to have lots of props on the streets, or public places, looks good, and it can be destroyed or built upon, theroof of the hotel is still under work, but, it will have an helicopter pad, the end of the elevator, and a monitoring tv station for the races [Cybercity rallies!]
Quoting El Barto !
thanks el barto! of course they do! lol!
i have to dispatch the kits evenly though,
between the delivery trucks[toys r us + lego] + the shop, for story and realism reasons, i hope you like the rest.