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Modular Chinese Restaurant & Town House
This model is built in the modular style and is based on a building in the town of Stornoway, Scotland.
About this creation
This model is constructed in the modular style and is based on a building in my hometown of Stornoway, Scotland. The building is called 'The Town House' and comprises of a Chinese restaurant on the ground floor and a large house on the upper three floors.

The model has a footprint of 49 x 29 studs and the roof overhangs by half a stud all round at 50 x 30. It is 47 bricks in height. I don't know how many parts I used however it weighs in at 9.2kg.

The photo above shows the building as it is seen from the main streets. The building sits on a corner with another building attached to it on the left and a single storey doorway in an alley between it and a building on the right.




The building has a decorative gable on the front.


The rear of the building is less detailed and is not visible from the streets.


Overhead view showing the shape of the roof.


GROUND FLOOR

Interior of the Chinese restaurant. The blue section of the wall is removable as in the real building the restaurant continues into the building next door. I might do that one someday.


The staff counter. There's a good selection of parts with Oriental designs such as the dragon panels on the back wall. The overhang at the top right is the stairs to the house above.


More of the restaurant.


Overview of the toilets and entrance to the house upstairs. Part of the stairs is removable to allow access to the area below.


FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

Overhead view.


I have another upload on my page with downloadable instructions for the spiral staircase here as an LDD file.


The livingroom.


There's a grandfather clock in the corner.


The room has a bit of a nautical theme going on. There's a flat screen tv in the alcove.


The dining room.


The kitchen. The top of the cooker is the base of a small turntable. The diagonal tiles behind it are held in place on 2 x Part No. 2419 (Wedge Plate 3 x 6, Cut Corners) making an octagonal shape which is tilted 45 degrees.


The study. Some ancient Egyptian artwork on the walls here. Some of the furniture is made from quite a few parts. The bookcase on the right is made from 88 parts.


Dad working on his laptop.


SECOND FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

Overhead view.


The master bedroom


The pattern on this bed is done by fitting flower heads into the holes in the side of technic bricks.


Another double bedroom.


The bathroom has a victorian style suite fitted...


...and a walk in shower.


THIRD FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

The top floor is accessed by removing the roof from the back of the house by opening the middle window and then lifting it out with a finger.


This section fits in seamlessly by having ridge pieces along the top of it and along the base of the roof below it. This way there are no studs which would stop it from being removable.


The top floor has a lounge and two more bedrooms.


A photo of the building this model is based on can be found at the following link:
Stornoway Town House


Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions please put them in the comments section below.



Comments

 I like it 
  April 3, 2014
I love this building, the inside is brilliant, so much detail. I like the different coloured walls in the different rooms and the furnishing is really great. I would be happy to live in a house like this.
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  March 24, 2014
omg, ur creation is very fantastic building all is perfect! especially i think nice at stair interior and open the roof!
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  March 5, 2014
Barrie, great idea with the toilet base!, I hadn't thought of using that element before, I like the bathtub design as well, I will try those techniques in my next Victorian that I post if you don't mind. I'm glad you made the comment on my MOC and directed me to your work.
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  January 5, 2014
This is my family's restaurant. The model is amazing big thumbs up x
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  December 1, 2013
so Nice
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  December 1, 2013
so Nice
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  November 9, 2013
I cannot believe this does not have more comments, it's incredible! Lots to like here! Great work!
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  September 30, 2013
Very nice build. I agree with the other comments, the interior details are splendid, some great parts usage. I like the use of window frame for sideboards and such. I also like the removable roof for access. Looking forward to seeing what you do next! Nice work.
Barrie Crossan
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Tim Van Broeckhoven
  September 17, 2013
Awesome! So many bedrooms and details. My favorite is the kitchen.
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  September 13, 2013
Amazing interior with the stairs and the doors in different angles! I especially like the kitchen's wall with the leaning tiles and the radiators! Great house!
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  September 11, 2013
the exterior looks great, but, the interior looks incredible! so intricately detailed and crafted! the heaters was my fav props of it, very neat, but, really, it s fabulous! bravo!
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  September 10, 2013
Great work and nice details, including lots of interesting minifigures parts. Congratulations! PS: You can see my last creation (Lego Modular School) on this link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369807
 I like it 
  September 10, 2013
Wow! This is AMAZING! I like details and furnitures. Excellent work!
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  September 8, 2013
Quoting Vladimir van Hoek Execellent build! No accounting for Scottish taste, I guess, as the bue colour just hurts the eyes :P The wonder of this MOC is definitely in the interiors, wonderfully richly detailed. The radiators are really clever, as is the flower pattern bed, the angled walls on the second floor are nice as well. Have to comment though, that you can vastly improve the structural integrity of the spiral staircase with jumper plates in the proper places (search for "DNA" on MOCpages for reference). Now I stop blabbering and will try to find out how you put that bathtub together! thx
The main part of the bath is made from 2 x Part No. 3579: Door Frame 1 x 3 x 4 which are laid flat (snot fashion) These are rather old parts last being used in sets in the '60s I believe but you can get them from www.bricklink.com
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  September 8, 2013
failure to comment on that gable would be a crime, excellent work, beautifully detailed inside and out. well done.
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  September 7, 2013
This is a beautiful building, inside and out. I love how you have interpreted the front gable and the interior details are just gorgeous. Blogged on: http://modularsbykristel.wordpress.com
 I like it 
  September 7, 2013
Execellent build! No accounting for Scottish taste, I guess, as the bue colour just hurts the eyes :P The wonder of this MOC is definitely in the interiors, wonderfully richly detailed. The radiators are really clever, as is the flower pattern bed, the angled walls on the second floor are nice as well. Have to comment though, that you can vastly improve the structural integrity of the spiral staircase with jumper plates in the proper places (search for "DNA" on MOCpages for reference). Now I stop blabbering and will try to find out how you put that bathtub together! thx
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  September 6, 2013
This Build is exellent! Compared to the real Building it is amazing precise. The colour, the number and type of Windows, the difference in florheight, fantastic! The interior is also great, the spiral staircase is my favourite.
 I like it 
  September 6, 2013
This is a nice house - very close to the original house. The interior is great!
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  September 6, 2013
Amazing MOC! So many details!
  September 5, 2013
Wow, this is great! I love the use of all of the art work, it all fit in very nicely! Awesome parts usage too, great job!
 
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