Baffadilly Street - with a Hernes boutique and a Pen Cherman store.
About this creation
Every modern city should have its own street where you can go window shopping or just enjoy the architecture. I present to you our version of that, Baffadilly Street.
That's the Pen Cherman shop, selling all the latest trends in fashion, along with a nice elegant line of clothing. Need a Britpop-style belt buckle or a jacket in beige to go with your new shoes? This is your store!
Baffadilly Street corner... that diagonal wall was a nightmare to build, since we don't have those new curved wall bricks. However, I did find a good solution eventually. Here you can see both stores side by side - which one would you visit first? Need a hint? The corner shop is a specialized Hernes store, specializing in very special bags only. Sells special stuff, but none of those special Birkin bags. Need I say more?
It's early in the morning and people go about with their daily routines... weirdly enough, there are no joggers to be seen around. However, there is a desperate housewife who has gone window shopping at 10 a.m.
Ah, no better way to start your day than by enjoying the beautiful smell of a flower. Especially if it's well-watered and taken care of...
That white bag /suitcase on the right is supposed to be the greatest thing to hit bag fashion since... well, since the last great thing to hit it, whatever that was.
Nice cozy apartment upstairs... The professor must have spent quite some money on that, but it was all worth it. Downstairs you can see the models of the Cherman store, we decided to keep them this way instead of replacing the heads.
We didn't really pay attention to detail when we built the roof of this building... and it is obvious when you look at the way the corner just blends in, instead of standing out. That is a thing we're looking forward to getting right one of these days, so keep an eye on this spot :)
The other corner of this building on Baffadilly St... Yes, and my bed in the background as well (sorry for that:) ).
Quoting Aliencat *
Very atmospheric, both with the lights as well as the tan/white/yellowed-white combination in between the yellow bits.
But what's with the woman window shopping in her underwear?
To be perfectly honest, I never did really think of it as underwear... I guess it was more like "yellow pants" to me. Couldn't have been any wronger, obviously. Anyway, this one's not particularly what you'd call a top-notch MOC anyway, so I guess the babe shopping in her bikini just tops it all off in a way... :D
Thank You for Your comment. The whole street is on this address: www.mocpages.com/moc.php/80954 (it is also written on the page You allready saw). BTW, this is very nice. I like the tan+white combination.
I like it
January 8, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - it's ok once you realise that it adds an 'older' look to the building! :) I suppose that the good thing is if you make a tan building next you have extra tan bricks!
I like it
January 8, 2009
A lot of interesting ideas here. The diagonal wall looks good - I know how hard it is from building a hospital with a diagonal wall. I like the models in the window. Hope you don't mind some advice though - if you really didn't want to replace the heads on the models you could have turned them around when you took the back shot - no-one would be any wiser! At first I wasn't sure of the white and tan brick combination but it's growing on me - I might try that! Nicely decorated on the inside - I like the way that it looks like the minifig is looking out the diagonal window. All-in-all - fantastic effort!
regarding that white & tan combination - let me clarify what's the deal.
Some of those bricks are originally tan, but some aren't. The thing is, back in the day when my first LEGO city was still intact, it was situated in a room full of windows... So the sun would shine on it all the time and the dust wouldn't spare it either. Now, the dust was removable, but the effects from the sun exposure were not. Combine that with the fact that I kept the bigger sets (such as the police station for example) intact once I'd pieced them together and there you have it - that's why a part of my white bricks are actually have a weird white/tan hue.
At first I was gutted, but then I realized that it could actually be a nice way to liven things up a bit... a hint of realism if you want.
So that's why I thought that combining such "tanned out" bricks with actual tan parts wouldn't be too bad :]
Thanks a lot guys, it means a lot to us that you appreciate this one, since it was really an attempt at creating a realistic (of course, in a LEGO way) building.
Regarding that diagonal facade design: it was a bit of a pain in the neck and took some trial & error, but finally I got the hang of it... First off, I used Jumper 1x2 plates (the ones with 1 stud on top) at the base and flat plates to cover up for the holes in the ground which these opened. The round pieces came in as cover for the vertical holes in the wall which were gaping after setting up the diagonal facade (round pieces were positioned on studs and not between them). And finally, I had some trouble fitting in the roof, but I think the round holes were the solution - as far as I can remember, I used another set of Jumper 1x2 plates on top which rectified the weird design and made it possible for the roof plate to be attached ;)
Hope I could help some of you who don't own those fancy new diagonal construction bricks & plates :)
Very, very nice! I especially like the ground floor with all the shops, and how great the house looks with those lights in the backround. What kind of lights did you guys use? Or did you just put a lamp behind the building? Cause I am planning on building an airport layout, and would love to illuminate the runway(s) with small lights (not original Lego ones), cause the real Lego lights I have might be enough for the buildings and street lamps, but thatīs about it... Anyways, nice job! Steffen