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How do you arrange your Modular Buildings?

PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 3,919
Following on from a suggestion on another thread, I thought it would be a good idea to create this one for people to show their modulars and how they arrange/display them.

These are mine at the moment. I'll be adding the Bookshop this weekend :)


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  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 984
    Thats one long Main Street!  Very nice.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,715
    Must be one of those towns along a steep river bank with room for only one street :)
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  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 92
    Very nice!   

    Wish I had that kind of space.

    I just started collecting the Creator buildings a couple years ago. So I only have a handfull at this time. But I have this in this order.

    (L>R)
    | Corner Garage | Detectives Office | Downtown Diner | Parisian Restaurant | Sanctum Sanctorum.  (not a modular, but seems to fit in well at the end.)

    And that pretty much fills my shelve. Not sure what I'll end up doing when I get the Bookstore set.
    Snizzlebutts
  • SnizzlebuttsSnizzlebutts MelbourneMember Posts: 62
    edited January 2020
    Happy with my order. Not as if I have infinite combinations. Lol. Still, I’m happy with my Main Street so far.

    I do wish they made the PR two studs forward on the plate. It lines up perfectly when next to AS.


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  • GallandrGallandr BelgiumMember Posts: 28
    Limited space here to display, but I regularly rearrange everything, as shown here. I luckily don't have too many buildings, and I like it in fact this way.
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,715
    edited January 2020
    Happy with my order. Not as if I have infinite combinations. Lol. Still, I’m happy with my Main Street so far.

    I do wish they made the PR two studs forward on the plate. It lines up perfectly when next to AS.

    Gotta leave room for sidewalk dining. Wouldn’t want peds to have to walk in the street :)
    autolycusSnizzlebutts
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 674
    Jealous of the super long shelves! Best I’ll be able to do is 4 in a line.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,715
    Gotta say, I’m not a big fan of putting TH and FB next to or near each other. Their towers compete for attention too much. 
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,297
    devito99 said:
    I know we have a "special relationship" with the US, but I never realised the US-UK relationship was that close!

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  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 498
    edited January 2020
    Gotta say, I’m not a big fan of putting TH and FB next to or near each other. Their towers compete for attention too much. 
    My OCD would want something on the opposite side to make it even but I agree, I would want them each as the center piece of their own section of the street.

    Love seeing all of the setups though, will definitely help give me ideas when when I finally organize my new shelves.
    AstrobricksLittleLori
  • devito99devito99 NCMember Posts: 2
    CCC said:
    devito99 said:
    I know we have a "special relationship" with the US, but I never realised the US-UK relationship was that close!

    When you get pretty close to a galaxy far, far away it makes all of our earth relationships seem like next door neighbors
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,716
    My modular street. Its looking a little crowded as TLM2 sets are parked in the road at the moment.
    I really want this years BS, but something has to go. I'm thinking the PC as it doesn't really fit with the others.
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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,312

    This was taken in April last year, but things are fairly similar still, until I add the new modular shortly, when I'll need to do a little rearrangement.
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  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 658
    MrJackson said:

    Center City Brickadelphia. 

    The giant flashlight statue in the top left is a favorite landmark for Brickadelphians, representing their civic pride in...something!

    Liking the parking lots underneath the elevated tracks.  And I've seen that monorail motor cover somewhere, can't remember where?
    sid3windrPyrobug
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 421
    The monorail motor cover is from 4DBricks.  It's the only non-Lego element anywhere.  #6399 Airport Shuttle had a red motor cover that only appeared in red in that set and is prohibitively expensive and didn't match the color scheme I was going for anyway. 
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 345
    This was mine as I was taking the whole thing apart to take a wall out and make the room bigger. I still need to redecorate the room and then decide how to lay it all out. I didnt like the old layout anyway and there is an entire friends area, more star wars, more harry potter (castle  great hall and clock tower) and some jurassic world to add.

    Thinking of doing it like a universal studios style park with a train ride round and different themed areas maybe???


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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,715
    How about a lighthouse district? ;-)
    andhe
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 644
    I’m a fan of the stairways of PR & DD beside each other to create a break.  About time to start working on this & create a real street.

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  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 345
    M1J0E said:
    I’m a fan of the stairways of PR & DD beside each other to create a break.  About time to start working on this & create a real street.

    I like that. They warrant showing off but cannot decide which to put next to which. 
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Love everyone's displays!!!  Shame I live in earthquake friendly LA b/c I'm nervous displaying too much stuff.  
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 554
    Gallandr said:
    I am seeing delicious displays here! But one issue we all have, and that  is how do we arrange the modulars next to each other. At least I have this.
    Let me share one I found very convincing. The color of the Brick Bank old part with the townhouse go perfectly together. You could imagine this is how it was before they destroyed part to build the bank. And the roof extends wonderfully with all the chimneys.

    What do you guys think? Any other suggestions and perfect combos?

    I like that! I've often thought that despite the excellent realistic design of the buildings, the more that come out, the less it looks like a real street! Never seen a real life street as varied and random as these.
    Gallandrlegomental
  • GallandrGallandr BelgiumMember Posts: 28



    Those 5 buildings look amazing!

    As I said before, I like it more to have a selection of buildings, and optimize the combination. 
    Wonderful stuff with those lights.
    legomentalBrixfan02
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 183
    Gallandr said:


    Those 5 buildings look amazing!

    As I said before, I like it more to have a selection of buildings, and optimize the combination. 
    Wonderful stuff with those lights.
    Thanks!  I'm planning to get the light kit for the Corner Garage and get it in there next to the Parisian Restaurant, as soon as I get the the time.  Also need to put together a custom light kit for Emmet's Dream House there...

    I haven't decided yet if the Bookstore wants to go on this shelf or up with the rest, but I definitely like having the collection split into smaller groupings.
    LittleLori
  • HasafHasaf KansasMember Posts: 2
    Here is some of them. This shelf just went in, several sets are not on it. I also have some sets on display in my classroom.

    The plan is to put some trains running in front of the buildings.

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  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 330
    @Paperballpark Yes, it looks like it really belongs there especially as the two town houses both have elevated entrances.
    Brickchap
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 334
    @Gallandr Its always great to see old cars!! I really like your version of that saloon car from Indiana Jones.


    As for arranging modulars, my display room is sadly weird shapes (including one long diagonal which is no good for Lego) and Im having trouble with the 16x32 plate space left over from AS.

    The bookshop is really good though, I will swap the bookstore and townhouse around (I think they look better that way) and put Birch Books next to PR, the townhouse will lead very nicely into my residential area.

    Say, on another note do we think Lego would ever do an industrial area moduar? Like a factory or warehouse?

    Im considering modularising that dark red tuning workshop from that big City set and using it as a warehouse in my cargo area. Ive also put the new 40 years train as a shunter which looks really good.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 658
    edited March 2020
    ^I'm wondering if the leftover 16x32 space caused by Assembly Square could be filled with an alley, complete with dumpster and cardboard boxes and Terminator time-travel spheres...
    Pyrobug
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 334

    Good suggestion. I did have something of that nature however I currently have AS and other modulars facing sideways up against a wall so that people can see the front of the modular when they walk in, while leaving space for other modulars that are directly front on. I guess I could have a hidden alley but the problem is more that having the space pushes everything forward.
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 744
    What I did to even out (without knowing) was buying another Pet Shop to mirror the brown townhouse and I used the leftovers from the pet shop building to make my ‘blue’ green grocer. (Had to bricklink a lot more bricks obviously, but it was great as a start) 
  • LegoEveryoneLegoEveryone Virginia, USAMember Posts: 12
    Mine are on shelves a few feet off the ground. I wanted them someplace accessible so my son can pull them off the shelf and play with them. 

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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 205
    Mine are on shelves a few feet off the ground. I wanted them someplace accessible so my son can pull them off the shelf and play with them. 

    The Wii U is forgotten in the corner... as it should be
  • SilverLoveSilverLove SwedenMember Posts: 90
    Mine are on shelves a few feet off the ground. I wanted them someplace accessible so my son can pull them off the shelf and play with them. 

    You are a much more generous and gracious parent than I...Ive put my Lego behind glas doors with a locking mechanism, but not high enough to be out of sight. *evil*
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  • hank_delsihank_delsi Member Posts: 14
    Well I've just finished building the Bookshop, and I've slotted it in here:



    I think it works rather well there!

    looks like a corona infected town on lockdown
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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 3,919
    All my minifigs are kept inside to isolate them from the perennial plague of minifigure towns - DUST
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  • Brixfan02Brixfan02 USAMember Posts: 205
    Well I've just finished building the Bookshop, and I've slotted it in here:



    I think it works rather well there!

    looks like a corona infected town on lockdown
    needs some people sitting on the porches and just staring out the windows
    wardm
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,446
    Is there a Netflix or Disney+ printed tile that I can hang on each apartment wall?
    wardm
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