A modular building featuring two small shops and two apartments – my entry for the Eurobricks Modular Madness contest.
About this creation
One nougat bay, two gables, two shops...
(The round window in the bay was inspired by Holger Matthes' ICE train window; cf. last pic here.)
(Admittedly, the left side wall doesn't look that nice and clean...)
Includes a hatch for roof access (with a simple movable ladder underneath, but that's too hard to photograph properly).
Back side is a bit simpler, but still has some architectural details:
Hullo, what's going on there? Frankenstein's monster needs a new head!?
Clockmaker: A big golden mantelpiece clock thing is visible – the redefinition of the word "kitsch"...
Let's get inside:
...with all kinds of clocks, and a little repair desk.
.. with a look at the back of that golden thing. Ironically, this is the only clock in the entire shop that displays the correct time. ;)
...with little not-yet-red-riding-hood entering.
I think that there's a law that all hatters in fiction must be mad.
Let's get upstairs:
Computer guy getting to work in his little home office.
Wife's turning on the TV.
Making a virtue of the necessity of having to use a 1x4 tile since that's the only existing size in nougat...
The resident took a glass of wine that's ridiculously overpriced for its quality and taste, about to listen to some music...
...on his ridiculously overpriced audio system.
Walk-in closet closeup during build.
Interested in how the "path of inspiration" led me to the final house?
This house right here in my hometown originally gave me the idea of a small gable on a bay with a big, full-width gable behind – and the interrupted round shape of the gables. I actually tried this in a facade test build for my upcoming police station, but didn't like it there because it didn't fit in with the others architecture-wise. So I shelved the double-gable idea for later, when the Modular Madness contest came along.
I really couldn't use a full-width gable there either for its height, nor use the above house as a model because it requires more upper floors for good proportions than would fit with the official modulars.
So I browsed the photos I had taken or copied; this one inspired the nougat color and the predominant grooves on the ground floor, and this one (last on this page) the overall shape.
Then I did some sketches:
Abd before finally starting to build it in real bricks, I did some tests and construction in LDD:
Thanks! -- By the way, after I finally moved into my new apartment, I "only" set up the big layout with train tracks and built a wall and street that I didn't show here on Mocpages; see Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24588874@N08/sets/72157631828796862/ , I'm waiting for Bricklink orders to complete my train bridges, and had to do quite some sorting. Hoping to get back to building houses and some scenery any day now. :)
Wow, what a wonderful creation. I love the details both inside and out. A very creative way of using the Lego bricks. I particularly like how you presented all this. Especially your sharing of pictures and sketches. I wish more MOC builders did this.
it s cool to see how you work! some fine parts you have, female red torsio, and tall pine tree, I just love your narrating, but, this piece is your best ever! the interiors are very tasty, if you come back, visit, check my new recycling post for a laugh! mc andreas!
Another amazing modular building! I really like the fact that you don't stick to the normal layout of a modular, and build something a bit different. How many official modulars do you own? From you, I have seen the Fire Brigade with an extra level, as well as the original here. A great addition to your ever - expanding collection!
I like it
June 18, 2012
Fabulous ! So close to the picture and such good interior details, just like the insides of a clock, everything in the right place ! Well done
Nice building! I really your building style. Maybe you could join some groups like: "Modular Buildings (Cafe Corner) Group" , "City Skyline" or "LEGO Architecture Club" (if you are not in any of these yet).