UPDATE NEWS: I got six Target Lego gift card sets and more parts arived from Lego's "Pick-A-Brick" so I could update the roof line now fully white and gave it a bow like the others to keep it in line with the sets! UPDATE: Sunday, March 11, 2012 While looking at another MOC builders site I found a way finally, to create a sewing machine for Emma, believe it or not it was only one piece that I couldn't think of using, I MODDED his design and added it to the Design Studio as well, I included a photo of his MOC that inspired my version at the end! I also removed the technic bricks with the 1x4 with 4 studs as well as giving her a pen and clipboard (which she's checking her profits) and a measuring tape on the inner wall! I added color bobbins and real sewing thread for more details and gave her an ottoman to sit on! I also gave her a sewing kit --- the mechanic's toolbox from the collectibles! Since I went to the High School of Art and Design and FIT in Manhattan, EMMA'S DESIGN STUDIO caught my eye and my attention! Another reason why this was special for me was my mother was a seamstress in a Brooklyn sweatshop, I'd often visit the shop and would watch the ladies sew the garments! So when I tried so hard to come up with a sewing machine to represent this part of my life I was glad to find Andreas' sewing machine (link follows the picture)! By the way I sew by hand I have never been able to master the sewing machine (I am afraid I'll sew my fingers)! This I had fun with, I hope it shows! She needed a building to work in, she does in the HEART LAKE Poster --- but --- only an office space! I gave her her own building. I styled it using the rest of the FRIENDS series as inspiration. Like the windows with no panes like in the Heart Lake Vet, The fact not all walls have equal sides like the Vet and the Cafe, and if you notice it none of the buildings except for OLIVIA'S HOUSE have roofs! Now I had to think --- what does she design? Since my ex wife was in advertising I got my answer she's an ad executive who designs ads for the Heart Lake community! here she is working on a campaign for the BUTTERFLY BEAUTY SHOP! so she has samples and the dress design is a possible uniform for the beautician! I made the file cabinets even, I gave her a shake to drink with lunch and since she didn't need the step-stool I used it as a display area! The outside has the same street light as in STEPHANIE'S CAR and it too has the same kind of planters the rest of the city has! I love the sign's shape and colors, I kept the theme of how signs are hung and gave the "roof" a two-toned effect! (Of course to match her desk, work space and filing cabinets) I even gave her art work (the painting from the Christmas 2 part special). Please notice the "indoor" lighting! Also notice EMMA is giving us the tour herself!
About this creation
For one year I will honor, remember and respect the victims of 9-11. Each of my creations will have a 9-11 memorial starting off the page. I'd like to give a big handshake, hug, kiss to all the people here on MOCpages that remembered by creating WORLD TRADE CENTER buildings done in LEGO you too honor the fallen of 9-11 GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
...and here is a picture of the MOC that inspired my version of his sewing machine! I wish I could remember his name to thank him and give him credit! I even told him I'd MOD his MOC! Well not only did I remember his name but I am providing you with a link to his MOC that inspired my "sewing machine"! Emerald House his name: Andreas Grögel! Thank You Andreas for the inspiration!!! The part that stumped me was the 1x1 white plate with lamp holder!
And here is the photo of what Andreas is talking about in his second comment. So this sewing machine of mine was MODded by Andreas based on dho7622u of Eurobricks.com's so this is a mod of a mod. I hope dho7622u sees what he started! It's so true GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE and COPYING IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY!!!
I took note of your comment and provided the photo dho7622u provided! so mine as I said was a mod of your mod of his! BUT I think I came up with a different spin! I made it a proper sewing machine table, color matched it to the studios' yellow tone, I provided extra bobbins and even threaded the sewing machine, oh, I included a bench for her to sit at! Plus I gave her a sewing box to hold her tools and extra thread and bobbins! What do you think?