I recently purchased Lego’s new Cafe Corner set and liked it so much that I’ve decided to start making more city buildings to go along with it. So I present to you my first one...an antique shop. Now why would I want to make an antique shop of all things? Well, take a closer look, and you will see what makes this little store so special.
By the way, I got the design for the windows after seeing them on one of Jim Garret's buildings. I really liked them and thought they suited my building great.
The sign employs the SNOT method using headlight bricks, 1x1 plates and special curved slopes. And yes, I know the sign looks cheap. I ran out of sticker paper and had to settle for ordinary paper and tape. And yes, I somehow managed to spell antique wrong.
Inside the shop you can finally see what makes this antique shop stand out from the rest...they’re selling antique Lego! And yes, even the HO car is Lego. Everything for sale is from the 1960s. Also, I even used some 40 year old bricks in the building’s construction, so you could even go so far to say that this MOC is somewhat of an antique. lol
My collection of Lego HO 1:87 scale vehicles. I had to sell some things on e-bay to get a lot of these. lol These were made between the late 50s and late 60s for the Town Plan. Buildings were on a much smaller scale then than they are today, as this was before the minifigure even existed.
A Lego brick made of Cellulose Acetate plastic. With time, the coloring of CA bricks fades out, and they warp. Old CA bricks fit together very loosely. In the early 60s, Lego switched over to ABS plastic, which is still in use today.
Nice building. However, the style of the upper floors look rather familiar.
I like it
March 20, 2007
Great MOC and a neat idea in using the "antique" Lego pieces. I really like the way you did the windows. It minimizes the amount of "true windows" you need in your collection. I like that! The sign and top facia are great and I love the use of the SNOT technique. Overall, great work. I also like the modular pin thing. Great way to mate it with the new cafe. :-)