Baker Street . Welcome to Baker Street, my one hundredth creation to be posted on MOCpages. It's hard to believe it's been fifty MOCs since Einstein's Study, and I hope to see another hundred creations in the future. So, without further ado, I present the personal London home of Sherlock Holmes, the detective, violinist, chemist, and pipe-smoking genius that has captured the intellect of the world for over a century. .
Please take a moment to watch a minute-and-a-half summary video of the creation.
221 Baker Street, in Conan Doyle's canon, is a two level flat in Westminster, London. Holmes resides in 221b on the second floor, and the landlady, Mrs. Hudson, allegedly lives in 221a on the street level.
In my version, some dastardly crime is taking place right under the great detective's quarters in 221a.
The front half of the bignette overlooks the cobbles of the London street.
But evil always lurks in the rainy streets. Pictured here is none other than Professor James Moriarty, the "organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city."
221a is painted in tan and dark tan, furnished austerely with a wooden chair and a bust of Aristotle.
These villainous men seem to be burying some stash of stolen gold in a tunnel under the floorboards of the lower flat. But this scheme is no match for the deductive prowess of Sherlock Holmes!
221b is painted in dark tan and dark green; rich colors for so colorful a profession as Holmes'. It is furnished with a bear skin rug, Sherlock's own armchair, multiple relics of his past mysteries on the mantlepiece, and his personal desk.
The great detective himself.
And, of course, Dr. John Watson, Holmes' friend and aide who assists him on his many adventures.
From the looks of things, Sherlock is conducting some chemical experiment on his desk. We had better hope that what he spilled on the ground isn't some kind of acid.
The bay window, directly mentioned in Doyle's work, was a fun part of this bignette to build. I had to place a Bricklink order to get all those fames and glass.
The items in the attic were a last minute addition. This part of the structure seemed a little empty without something in the peak of the roof.
All the details in the creation.
And finally, all of the minifigures.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks so much for your reception and kind comments on all of my past MOCs. I appreciate all your support, and I hope to see some of you at Brickworld 2012!