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About this creation
These are some close up photos and city-wide pictures of my "Greenwich Village". The Village was my second LEGO city as an adult. Built in my Manhattan apartment, it was inspired by the clutter and character of New York's West Village.



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   The corner of Bleeker Street and 6th Avenue. There's a subway entrance near the glass window on the left, and down the street in the background you can see trees and a traffic light at the next intersection.



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   Here is a close up of some of the labels I made for my bus stop.



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   Sullivan Street: some shops and eateries, fire escapes, and a FedEx van.



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   Here are some workers at the loading dock of one of the buildings, tossing -- apples, I guess -- down into thebasement.



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   Here is a better picture of the subway entrance on 6th Avenue. You can also see th gratings in the sidewalk that let light and air down into the subway station.



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   The corner of Bleeker Street and Sullivan Streets. This isn't a "copy" of the real Bleeker & Sullivan, but I wanted to get a feel of the clutter and busy atmosphere.



Comments

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  September 10, 2010
This is amazing! I really like all the attention to detail! I was wondering if you could explain how you made all of the streetsign stickers?
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  April 23, 2010
i wish i was half as good as you are
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  November 8, 2009
how kind! you named a street after me! (sullivan)
  February 18, 2009
If you want to create a city of this caliber, it wont come without a bit of money (unless you have A LOT of LEGOs) and a lot of time. If you do have some spending money or your parents want to support your hobby, check out www.BRICKLINK.com with them. You can buy any LEGO piece imaginable in any quantity. A lot of builders who create large MOC's use that site to buy the pieces they need. As for creating the city once you have all the LEGOs, that's entirely up to you, whatever kinds of buildings you think will look best. I like to search through other people's cities and buildings to find inspiration when I want to make a new building. Remember though, don't expect to create the world's best LEGO building your first time. Take it slowly, for example if your making a house, once you get to the windows, maybe try one window and see if you like it, then try another style (maybe add some shades in, etc.) until you find the way that you think looks best. When I build a building, I will sometimes try out a bunch of different ideas. For example, I might throw an arch in over one of my windows to see how it looks, and maybe if I don't like that style I'll just keep the window normal. Mabe I want to add a small stoop (those stairs in front of houses) to the front of my building, but when its done maybe I didn't like my color choice of brown so I change it to grey to give it a more concrete feel. But I will say it again, you won't turn a pile of leftover LEGOs from a couple sets into a City this big, it will cost money to acquire all the pieces. That's why a lot of people here spend some of the money they make from their jobs on this wonderful hobby! Hopefully this helped! As for the pictures Sean, I'm sure you know by know I love your stuff, especially this City. I'm "borrowing" your road designs if you don't mind, I like using the studded plates better then the tiles, I don't know why, the tiles give it too much of a "clean" look.
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  January 18, 2009
WOW! It's so cool! Please tell me how you get all the legos. I am 12 and planning a city. Could you please give me some tips?
  June 13, 2008
I hate it how it SO STUDSY!!! you need lots of flat pieces, way too studsy
  June 13, 2008
I hate it how it SO STUDSY!!! you need lots of flat pieces, way too studsy
  June 13, 2008
I hate it how it SO STUDSY!!! you need lots of flat pieces, way too studsy
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  August 3, 2007
this is one of the most intricate and detailed citys i have ever seen!!!! PLEASE tell me where you get all of your peices i'm running out and every thing is so expensive!! Once again your city is amazing i love all the labels and signs
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  March 28, 2006
hey, great job here, Sean. have you ever considered putting smooth pannels over all the roads and sidewalks? that's the only improvement that could really be done here. nice work, and i hope to see more from you.
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  March 26, 2006
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