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10232 Palace Cinema's windows

jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 273
edited December 2018 in Building and Techniques
I gave myself #10232 for Christmas and building it was a very cool experience (it was the first modular I assembled). However, I think there's a terrible design flaw with it, which is the windows with rounded top that have no glass and therefore remain open, while all the other windows are closed. #10218 Pet Shop also has the same flaw.
Has anyone faced and solved this "problem" with his/her Palace Cinema or Pet Shop?
For PC I'm thinking of putting some window pane lattice, probably in copper, that even though it doesn't completely close the windows it will give (I hope) a better sense of completion. But I'd like to know if you have better suggestions.

andrelegoBrickchap

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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    edited December 2018
    The only thing I can think of to solve this 'problem' is inserting a bunch of these:
    or these:
    If those will fit?! (second edit) Uhhm yes they should/will.

  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 273
    Yeah, the 30046 it's what I was calling window pane lattice. Bricklink's fault, hehehe. The 94161 don't fit visually...
    Meanwhile someone told me about a store with sells custom windows, they make ones that fit perfectly on the rounded top frames and look pretty nice. I'll probably try those.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,027
    This gives you an idea of what I did, I like the black.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    edited December 2018
    Who makes those custom window panes?
    And, can you order those via bricklink?
    It is actually a little odd that Lego never made transparent 'glass' window panes with a round top for all those window frames that come with so many sets, as well as some 'historical(ancient/medieval)style' wooden doors with a round top and window frame.
    Do these custom window panes also come in different colours? Such as 'transparent brown' and 'light blue transparent' etc.?

    Brickchap
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,225
    Or, if you just don’t like the mismatch, you could take the glass out of the rectangular windows.
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 348
    https://www.jealouspanda.com/1_x_2_x_2_23_with_Rounded_Top_Lego_Glass/p3147730_14861576.aspx  Here’s one answer.  I might have to try ordering some.  It really is too bad Lego themselves have never made a glass insert to fit those.
    madforLEGOandrelego
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 273
    edited December 2018
    Who makes those custom window panes?
    And, can you order those via bricklink?
    It is actually a little odd that Lego never made transparent 'glass' window panes with a round top for all those window frames that come with so many sets, as well as some 'historical(ancient/medieval)style' wooden doors with a round top and window frame.
    Do these custom window panes also come in different colours? Such as 'transparent brown' and 'light blue transparent' etc.?

    @TheBigLegoski This is the link:
    https://steindrucker.com/rundbogenfensterscheibe

    But at almost 1€ per window... I don't know, it would cost me more than 10€ (windows + tax + shipping) just to close the windows on PC and PS... I'll probably go for the golden window pane lattice.

    @Astrobricks the idea is to make it more beautiful, not less :)
    I thought about that, but I would rather close them, as to prevent dust from going in.

    @piratemania7 Thanks for the picture, I'll try using some golden ones I have from #41174 to see if they fit well with the golden decoration of the PC exterior.


    And another design flaw in PC is the door on the rooftop. Why would that door need a window, if it's on the floor? And that one also has no glass for it...
    TheBigLegoski
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,225
    I agree about the roof access door. That’s an area I would modify.
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 315
    It always bugged me that there were windows in the theater. I rebuilt my PC so that the auditorium wouldn't have daylight streaming in.
    jnscoelhoBaby_YodaAstrobricksandrelegoBrickchap
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 181
    Tkatt said:
    It always bugged me that there were windows in the theater. I rebuilt my PC so that the auditorium wouldn't have daylight streaming in.
    Pic?
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,144
    The topic title had me thinking you were referring to the posters stickers on the lobby windows. Would be cool if Lego did a similar poster for TLM2 such as what they did for the first movie https://brickset.com/sets/5002891-1/The-LEGO-Movie-Poster-Sticker. I know they won’t since the modular set is no longer available.
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 315
    Tkatt said:
    It always bugged me that there were windows in the theater. I rebuilt my PC so that the auditorium wouldn't have daylight streaming in.
    Pic?
    I did this mod about 2 years ago. Looking at it now I'm remembering the areas I where I ran out of pieces... 


    The main floor is basically unchanged, the stairs are still there under the projection booth.

    AstrobricksTheBigLegoskiFowlerBricksjnscoelhoBaby_Yodadutchlegofan50Brickchap
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 181
    @Tkatt: Like how you modded the outside wall, looks very nice!
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