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Making the Town Hall into a free standing building

devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
edited August 2012 in Building and Techniques
So, I've been using LDD to try to rework the modular Town Hall building into a free standing building. The plan so far consists of making an addition to each end and keeping the building symmetrical... at least from the front. There is a long way to go, but I thought some here may have advice, suggestions, or criticisms. These pictures show my first concepts (first on the left side of the building, second on the right) of how big the additions should be; I think I like the left side better, though it is not without some problems. (I had to make some part/color substitutions to work in LDD)


  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    I think the left half of the first image really makes the building look better. If you just extended the right half to have one more window to be symmetric it would look awesome.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    This is wonderful work! Will you be building it too?
  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    My friend and LUGmate Bill did something similar by combining copies of the set and had it on display in the Spring:
    Modular Row
  • andyscouseandyscouse Member Posts: 365
    edited August 2012
    @devilhead & @bmwlego That's exactly the kind of thing I'm planning to do! I have my TH built, and a second set all ready to go ... The main difference for my version was it didn't have the end parts stick out front (which I do like); it is more like Bill's you show in your last post. Basically, it's extending 6-wide each side and 6 out the back, removing the lift and adding a nice staircase.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Member Posts: 873
    That looks SO much better. Hadn't realized until now that the problem with the town hall is the narrowness....
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    @caperberry The plan is to design it and then construct it once I acquire all the necessary pieces.

    @bmwlego I like how you combinedyour sets... and esspecially how you adjusted the cornice to make it relate better to the rest of the facade.

    @hoytables My first thought was that it looked 'top-heavy'. Probably one of the reasons many people seem to find it unattractive.
  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    The Town Hall combo is a MOC built by a friend that was included in one of I LUG NY's displays this past April. More pics of this layout can be found on my Flickr
    or in Brick Journal Issue 19.
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