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Rip's On The Lake
Rips on the Lake is a local restaurant that sits across the street from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain - across from New Orleans. After hurricane Katrina, Rips was re-built, up on pilings, to protect it from high waters from the lake, incase another huge hurricane comes our way. There's a beautiful view of the lake (see sample below), if you choose to sit out on the deck to eat your meal. This model, like the actual restaurant, also includes an elevator and a bar located under the building. I would have to say that the hardest part of the model construction was the roof where the dormer meets the main roof. Lego does not make a 33 degree double concave slope, so getting these structures to come together was a major challenge. I must have put that part of the roof together about 10 times before I got close to what I wanted. It's still not perfect, but it's the closest I could get with what's available in Lego pieces.
About this creation

Model Back


Actual Front


Actual Back


Lake Pontchartrain (North Shore)



Comments

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  March 30, 2011
If it has an interior, please show it!
Rita Stallings
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Perry McShane
  September 22, 2010
that *pause* is simply beautiful, well done Rita
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  September 20, 2010
Rita your work is just divine. I have often wanted to build a replica of some of the more stately buildings in my area and shall get to it some day. Until then I'll have to content myself with your own and others inspirational creations.
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  September 17, 2010
Very nice and accurate! 5/5.
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  September 17, 2010
Cool. Looks realistic. Really nice.
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  September 17, 2010
Nice job, but the house should be a bit higher.
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  September 17, 2010
This is fantastic; your model has an elegance that surpases the subject!
Rita Stallings
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That LDD Guy
  September 16, 2010
Very nice!
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  September 16, 2010
Absolutely beautiful! Whatever challenge you had with the roof isn't visible in the final product. I LOVE Nawlins!
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  September 16, 2010
I love this house, you did an amazing job of replicating the original. Great work!
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  September 16, 2010
This looks really good just like the real thing
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  September 16, 2010
This is nice! Just one thing. You could have added more pics..
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  September 16, 2010
That is incredible. It doesnt even look like lego. It looks like real thing. Well done.
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  September 16, 2010
Rita, this is stunning. The roof turned out perfectly. The stairs and deck on the rear turned out very well. Regards, Eric.
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  September 16, 2010
Well done! Glad to see such realism.
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  September 16, 2010
Another house down, how many more to go?? As always you produce another stunner! 5/5 ~Thoy
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  September 16, 2010
Wow! Very nice!
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  September 16, 2010
Pretty nice. I was only in NO once back in the 70's and only for an afternoon, but I enjoyed that. Spent several days in Baton Rouge and the afternoon in NO was a side trip. Did cross the long bridge and that was pretty cool. see ya. garth
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  September 16, 2010
Ok, when I got to the 3rd pic, it took me a second to realize it was the real one... enough said.
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  September 16, 2010
Yet another fine model, Rita. An excellent true to life rendition of a real lakeside business. Love that sign!
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  September 16, 2010
Bloody outstanding detail! You have a great eye for this type of build.
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  September 16, 2010
Another excellent building from you Rita! You inspire us all!!
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  September 16, 2010
You really captured the overall feel of this great structure. Very well done!
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  September 16, 2010
great job =D 5/5
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  September 16, 2010
Mmmmm, Shrimp...Nice build! Very clean and accurate.
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  September 16, 2010
love it! Very good replica of the real thing
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  September 16, 2010
Wow, great job, you do really great houses. I could never do anything like that. ~Waff
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  September 16, 2010
i m happy to be first to comment on your work,it s nice detailed and attention to detail is remarkable!,same applies here,can t help but to laugh at the concept of rebuilding this place,as a joke that goes like this,..if another hurricane ever comes back,the people at the bar will be the first to drink!,[i hope it s not considered offensive! as it s not intended in any way!] just could t help it! lol! your creation is exceptional,and the only complain i could ever have would be the lack of pics to honor it! a question,any interiors? overall, excellent work, and hope you add some more elements,[pics]to it s present installment ! i ll be back!lol!
 
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