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Building a LEGO Town

CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
edited December 2011 in Building and Techniques
I always wondered and got amazed to see so many people building their own LEGO Town/City. Apart from getting original sets for the Town, I am interested to get MOC's or instruction to create buildings like the one in these pictures:

Not sure if I am allowed to post these, but I am really really interested to learn and be able to construct such buildings for my own LEGO Town. Any suggestions?? MOCs??


  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,787
    edited December 2011
    .....but I am really really interested to learn and be able to construct such buildings for my own LEGO Town. Any suggestions?? MOCs??
    Patience :-)
    Take some pictures of a store you like and build a reasonable facsimile, The great thing about LEGO is if you do not like it tear it down and rebuild..
    I know that there are people that build only the front of a building really nice and use a standard allotment of building pieces to build the back of the building..
    It also depends how creative or inspired you are..
    If you are neither then right now there are a bunch of people who sell instructions for buildings on eBay.. Mostly annoying because they clutter up a 10190 search with their instructions (they put 10190 in their title, same with 10182... drives me nuts), but they are out there...

    I have built a little boat repair shed that is not much to look at, but I built it as a 'rough draft' so to speak. I plan to go back to put a bit more character into it, but it is fine for now....
    Same for my Pioneer locomotive I built.. from an outline I like it but it is kind of bland at the moment.. for what it took be to get it from splitting in half when picking it up I am really in no hurry to rebuild it, but I never look at something as finished... Which is why I have not start building anyone other MOC (like buildings) yet...

    Also LCAD programs can help or the LEGO designer (not sure if it is around still or if they are replacing it or what)
    You can build with those and I believe they will give you a part inventory and generate instructions if you need them.
    I have not messed with the LCADs mostly because I saw my brother using one and it looks like something to really learn, which I do not have the patience for so I still 'free build'
    Almost forgot BL and PAB, they will be your friends with your part needs :-)

  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @madforlegos, thanks!!! And I agree with what you said about some ebay sellers selling instructions. And yes LDD is still available and is working just fine, BUT the reason for my post was an attempt to try to see if I can get my hands on some free to use MOC's or Instructions. As building something from scratch is something I cannot afford with respect to space/privacy. For parts, I know it is not much but currently my part count is touching the 10K mark, it is a big YAY for me :) Anyway. I will give LDD a try to work on some City based buildings. But if you have more to help me with please feel free to comment :)
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,087
    Hey, that's my building! Glad you like it!
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    I know it is @Huw :) Terrific job! Any chance to get the instructions :D ??? I also like the Bricklays Bank and other buildings. I so want to add these custom models in my LEGO Town!
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