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  • StyerStyer Huntington, WV, USAMember Posts: 73
    I can't take credit for the skylight. That was in the original kit in close to that configuration. It was two-panels wide instead of three, but it was hinged and hanging pretty much at that same angle.

    The Bat Signal I'm kinda proud of, though. I've been wanting to add one since I started fiddling with this police station MOC, so I was happy when I figured out a method.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    edited December 2012
    The police station looks great Styer. I'm about to try something similar with the Bank & Money Transfer. Got 2 during the Target clearance/BOGO50 and am going to get started on a modular version.
    bricksan
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    I'm liking the police station, ever since I bought the station I have been planning to alter it into a modular station. You design gives sme great inspiration
    Styer
  • StyerStyer Huntington, WV, USAMember Posts: 73

    The police station looks great Styer. I'm about to try something similar with the Bank & Money Transfer. Got 2 during the Target clearance/BOGO50 and am going to get started on a modular version.

    Thanks. I picked up a couple banks, too, and I got the building part of modularizing them done last night and this morning, but I don't have the interior kitted out with furniture yet and I don't have near enough tiles to do the sidewalk, but I should have a bunch coming from Pick-A-Brick if that order ever ships. I did the bank as my first corner build.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I have been thinking about doing some modular MOC's and I keep thinking that It would be cool to do it on a larger scale using the 48x48 stud base plates. Anybody know if this has been done before?

    Toying with the idea of actually doing large scale versions of the current modular line up.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,248
    ^ I haven't seen anyone upsize the current modulars but I built my train station MOC on a 48x48, but it is to scale of the other buildings. I just wanted it wider and wanted the back part to stick out from the other buildings so that I could have the track going through the building.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    My CoastguardHQ is deeper then the standard modulars and it covers two 32x32 baseplates
  • dr_tengdr_teng Member Posts: 101
    I just read through the entire thread, there's some really great stuff in here. Convinced me to get LDD just to start messing around with concepts!
  • StyerStyer Huntington, WV, USAMember Posts: 73

    The police station looks great Styer. I'm about to try something similar with the Bank & Money Transfer. Got 2 during the Target clearance/BOGO50 and am going to get started on a modular version.

    Having finally received the 1x1 tiles I needed to fill in the sidewalk, here's my Modularized Bank & Money Transfer. It's built from two copies of the set picked up from the Target sale, with some additions from my parts bin:

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    Split apart into its modules:
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    Ground floor:
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    J. Jonah Jameson makes a withdrawal:
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    Gold bars in the vault:
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    Second floor, Branch Manager's office:
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    Another angle on the Branch Manager's office (this time shot through the window):
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    YodaliciousPoochyhleonffudejavu
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^Looking good!
  • dejavudejavu USAMember Posts: 235
    Just found this thread, thanks to @Jenni. Wow! Amazing stuff here!
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    @dejavu bookmark it now! It's hard to believe but it will sink again :)
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    Does anyone have any good resources on inside corner buildings? I can't seem to find any.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    edited July 2013
    Recently I have really been pushing Lego for Lego Brand Store for the Modular Building Series, and I deiced to create my own:

    Lego Brand Store

    Item: 10296
    Ages: 16+
    Pieces:

    Go shopping at the Lego Brand Store, a 2-story collectible building with features: Pick a Brick Wall, working lift, and micro builds of exiting Lego sets! Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Modular buildings Series!

    Price: £139.99
     
    Build the Lego Brand Store!
    The LEGO® Modular Buildings series continues with this spectacularly detailed 2-story Lego brand department store, designed in a realistic scale with lots of special building techniques and rare pieces. On the street outside, citizens carry shopping bags, admire the exterior models, Enter through the glass doors to discover a ground-floor complete with a cash register, and even a selection of existing Lego sets: Tower of Orthanc, Sydney Opera House, Mindstorms EV3. A brick-built lift carries customers to the second floor to discover a selection of many Lego sets on the shelves, and then explore more Lego Models: Palace Cinema and Sopwith Camel and build at the building stations. Includes 8 minifigures: Male Worker, Female Worker (x2), Female Shopper, Granddad, Boy, Girl and Male Shopper.

    -Includes 8 minifigures: Male Worker, Female Worker (x2), Female Shopper, Granddad, Boy, Girl and Male Shopper.
    -The Lego Brand Store has a warehouse on the ground-floor with a bulk shelving area with boxes, a desk and a notice board.
    -This Lego Brand Store is customisable to suit how you wan it to look like: the interior features can also easily be moved around. The Lego Brand Store has a variety of Lego models such as: Green Grocer, Ewok Village, Haunted House, Minecraft Micro World, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Olivia’s House, Heartlake High, Small Cottage, house, Car and Kingdoms Chess Set. This set also contains three different models to display on the outside: Lego Alligator, Ole Kirk’s House and the Lego Duck toy.
    -Accessories include: Brick Separators, Technic Power Functions, Boxes, Shopping bags, Trolley and Baseplates (Green/ Grey)
    -Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Modular Buildings Series: 10232 Palace Cinema, 10224 Town Hall, 10218 Pet Shop, 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!


    Thanks for looking and tell me what you think and how can I improve it.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    I'm sorry, but how is this supposed to start an interesting discussion?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    Check out the pictures and tell me what you think and how can I improve it.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    Ok, editing to add in the pictures makes it better I suppose.
    I don't really think it needed its own thread when we already have discussions relating to modular buildings and modular Lego stores.
    Paperballpark
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    But this this is just about on one particular Modular Building?!
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 349
    The price per piece is too....unknown. Let us know how many pieces so we can decide if we want to buy it. Also proofread your description since this is coming straight from LEGO rather than some random user on a message board. Oh wait! You fooled me.
    Adzbadboy
  • VaioVaio Member Posts: 22
    I think it's a good start. It needs a little more color... Maybe the flooring could use different colored tiles? I do love all the micro builds throughout the store.
    Adzbadboy
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    This is just my opinion, but I think the building is too colorful and bright and would look out of place with all the other Modular Buildings.

    Something like this is more my speed, but it may be too modern for the Modular buildings line. That is, if you want it to be a prominent corner building.
    Adzbadboy
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    As far as my idea for a Lego Store is this store in Paris. I'm already building an arcade and this is what I imagine my Lego Store to look like.
    Adzbadboy
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    ^ That looks like it would fit right in with the modular line, for sure. I really do like the concept of the microbuilds above as well.
    Adzbadboy
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    Very nice Sam. I love that there is so much detail in such a small space.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    I bet there isnt a speck of dust on the floor in that shop.... I am really digging this design, and think it works rather well with DA in mind.

    The only thing I ask (and, really when does TLG make sense in their designs?), How does one get to the upper portion/attic/supply room?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    jasor said:

    I bet there isnt a speck of dust on the floor in that shop.... I am really digging this design, and think it works rather well with DA in mind.

    The only thing I ask (and, really when does TLG make sense in their designs?), How does one get to the upper portion/attic/supply room?

    @jasor- Thanks for your compliments!

    You'll notice there is a brown ladder in about 3 of the pictures (laying down, unconnected to the buliding. If you look at the second floor, you'll see a piece that connects to the ladder giving easy access to the second floor.

    Picture 9 (the last one), shows the ladder connected to the piece.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,155
    They could always take a broom to the top floor too
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,248
    ^ maybe its the adult only broom section and they could just apparate.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    I really hate when I miss something that obvious. I like @graphite 's answer too, though.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    jasor said:

    I really hate when I miss something that obvious. I like @graphite 's answer too, though.

    That happens in every thread...over....and over....

  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    edited July 2013
    @samiam391
    Nice! Are you going with red for the exterior? If you want to add Zonko's joke shop in the future, the Diagon Alley might look too red. :-)

    For the stairs, how about the folding stairs from the Haunted house?:-))

  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    Are those grey bricks with the ridges (grills?) all going to be like that? Maybe consider replacing a few with masonry bricks. In LDD I use those grill bricks to act as masonry bricks because LDD doesn't have the masonry ones (as far as I know).

    Looks very nice. Good job.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    Pitfall69 said:

    jasor said:

    I really hate when I miss something that obvious. I like @graphite 's answer too, though.

    That happens in every thread...over....and over....

    The great thing about that, is there are so many people that have the right answer! And they are so so so eager to put the truth out there... ;)

    Sad part is, I SAW the ladder. I just didnt do much cognitive reasoning there.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    edited July 2013
    I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I have made my own version of Quality Quidditch Supplies in the style of the Lego Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217):

    If you would like to see more Harry Potter MOCs let me know and I'm willing to create them!!
    HarryPotterLoverMurdoch17
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    ^^meh, on the Diagon Alley. I dont mean that in a , well, mean way. Just that it has a way to go before it gets there. I may not have even inferred it was a HP MOC w/o you saying so, and where are all those wonderful brooms?

    ^ I really like both of the microbuilds. What did you use for the columns in the TH?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    jasor said:

    ^^meh, on the Diagon Alley. I dont mean that in a , well, mean way. Just that it has a way to go before it gets there. I may not have even inferred it was a HP MOC w/o you saying so, and where are all those wonderful brooms?

    I ran out of space for the brooms.
    jasor said:

    ^ I really like both of the microbuilds. What did you use for the columns in the TH?

    I used: http://www.brickset.com/parts/?part=4222017
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Adzbadboy said:

    Here is my Mini Modulars of Palace Cinema and Town Hall:

    I'm really liking your mini modulars @Adzaboy, good work.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    Thanks @tensor!!
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    @pillpod, LDD does now have the masonry bricks available for modeling. They are available in LDD extended mode.
    pillpod
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    Thanks for all the feedback on my Quality Quidditch Supplies. I especially like the tip to include some mortar bricks in the building.

    Here is two more that I have created within the past day or so, Owlery and Wizadry Supplies. More feedback/comments would be great as I continue to try and improve these!
    BrickDancerAdzbadboyjasorMurdoch17
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited July 2013
    That photo takes up the entire resolution of my monitor, and I shudder to think that most people use a lower resolution. I think it was kind of excessive to post both the head-on view and one that is just slightly askew.

    May I suggest any future posts instead have just a couple images accompanied with a link to an offsite platform like flickr for those interested?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    @rocao- The head on view was meant to show the store displays in the windows, which the askew view did not accomplish very well.

    I've deleted them (4) to comply with your fair request. I realize that in my attempt to show as much detail as possible, I may have gone a bit overboard in the amount of images I've uploaded :o)

  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    @samiam391 -- Your interiors are immaculate IMO. I really cant think of anything (I tried).

    Owlery -- The top of the bay window, to roof --needs something. Maybe a same color trim going all the way across, maybe a half step roofing. Cant put my finger on it, but there's something there.

    Wizarding Supplies -- I <3 the recessed portion from the exterior. It makes a huge difference in the stacked versions.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    It does. Although, both those buildings to the left of Quality Quidditch Supplies are not supposed to be to the left. Eeylops is supposed to be to the right and Madam Malkins is on the left. The Wizardry Shop is across the street. According to the movie.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    In theory, these are not Modulars, but they would be put together to form a row of buildings just like the current Modular line.

    Any windows or parts that stick out from the side would not work because the buildings wouldn't be able to snap together.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    I wonder why Lego just chose Ollivander's, Borgin and Burke's, Gringott's Bank because the architecture is very similar and would very boring to build the other buildings!!

    However Lego had the potential to give us: Quality Quidditch Supplies, Flourish and Bolts and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    edited July 2013
    Alot of the buildings are similar, albeit different colors and hues, but that is how a lot of the shops were back in the day. If you look at city blocks now, you can see the buildings are similar, but may have a different color or type of brick.

    Borgin and Burkes isn't even part of Diagon Alley.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    Another thought: I'm sure there is a reason for "cookie cutter" buildings. You would want the same floorplans and elevations if you wanted to construct buildings faster.
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