This is a simple shop with 2 large windows and a glass door. It is built on a 6 X 16 grey plate and has 1 stud bricks for walls. It features transparent green and blue bricks and a custom LED lighting system. Please Comment and Rate!
About this creation
It looks a bit middle-Eastern, so I'll say it's a Persian rug retailer.
I built the lighting system. It is comprised of three warm white LEDs mounted on a piece of vero-board (perforated strip board) in parallel with a 680 Ohm resistor and connected to a 9 Volt battery.
It has a 2 X 1 transparent blue brick on the back to mimic the blueish light of insect repellers often found on the backs of shops. You can see the thin wire lead coming from the small gap in the brickwork. This connects to the battery.
It glows nicely, as the warm white LEDs produce a light just like that of traditional incandescent light bulbs. I added the transparent green light bricks for a bit of charm, making it one of the more colourful shops in a Lego town!
The transparent green bricks on the sides cast a nice green glow over alleyways or neighbouring buildings.
It has an arrangement of slope bricks on the top, so it has a more grand appearance. Their spacings were a little inspired from the castle buildings.
I used another 6 X 16 grey plate for the roof of the building. I think old grey and yellow make a good colour combination.
I love the way the transparent green bricks pick up the light!
The white bricks along the bottom run around the whole building and lead-in to the white windows and doors on the front.
These photos are with the LED lighting off.
It has an interesting and unusual outline.
Each side of the building is identical - keep it simple!
It would be difficult to fall off this roof!
Beside the hole, there are plate that actually hold the LED lighting circuit board in place. They include, from the bottom, 2X2 plate, 2X4 plate (the holder) and a 2X3 plate sideways, to minimise the size of lead's exit hole.
The 1X2 transparent blue brick is directly in front of the LED circuit board, so the light from this small brick is fairly bright!
It was made entirely from standard and very common bricks, with plenty of room for improvisation if you don't have exactly the same pieces.