This isn't strictly a CC Style Building - it is one of those models to make you drool and dribble. According to the title it took the creator 4 years to put together.
From Dominik-Gerlach's gallery.
Its well worth it.
Hi all, my name is Rogério Ribeiro, I'm 14 years old and i'm from Portugal. Since the Cafe Corner was created I got inspired by its level of detail and beauty, and I started to build some models first on real bricks and then on LDD (due lack of bricks). When I saw the blog, the first thing that got into my mind was: "I got to be on it!" and one day I contacted BrickTownTalk (I mean Richard) and how happy was I when I saw my first module highlighted on it! Since then I beggan to daily comment on the blog's news.
Now I'm looking foward to help make this blog and the Cafe Corner style buldings live a long life.
I've been studying these models all day (see the full collection here). Thank you for your message Akos. Such a wide range of techniques. Akos has also sent me pictures of his own models (see part 2). Amazing.
As promised - pictures of the Town Hall designed by Jamie Berard (for those of you who are new to the Blog - Jamie created/designed Cafe Corner). This, unfortunately, is not a set for release but a display model for 1000steine event August 24th - 26th, 2007. According to the gallery it took Jamie two weeks to build. It is a large model built on a 48 x 48 stud base. It looks stunning Jamie - I'm sure lots of us will be using some of the ideas from it (I especially like the bell).
Thank you Pedro for your message about this. See more pictures here.
Jamie, are the windows made from garage shutters? (So clever!).
Couldn't resist making this particular shop for my display. It will have upper floors as well. Not sure what's happening next door to it. I have made this model slightly wider than the standard 16 studs wide. I hope to put items in the windows to make it look more realistic.
Two shops for my display. These now have upper storeys (you can just about see in the previous post). I am going to replace the 1 x 8 light grey arch with a white one on the finished model.
I decided to make the depth of these models a little shallower as this will save on bricks + the backs of the buildings will not be seen. I think they will be a Chip Shop and a Clothes Shop - not sure yet.
This is the basement level of the Train Station for my layout. I have yet to build the two upper levels and the entrance. Some of the details are - news paper stand, croisant stand, toilets, lift. I'm particularly pleased to have used a spiral staircase from a Harry Potter set.
The station on the display leads onto a field that will have a pop concert display on it.
In the background you can see the upper floors of the white and yellow shops.
These unfortunate picture of Cafe Corner is from Pepaquin's Gallery.
I seem to remember seeing this picture before any of the LEGO sites had pictures of Cafe Corner (i.e. I saw this before I'd even heard of Cafe Corner - and I search the sites every day). Its from the Geneva Library display with the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club.
Its great to see a Cafe Corner Style Model from Gizmocom. Gizmocom (Darren) and myself run together www.bigbricks.blogspot.com - This blog celebrates LEGO models and minifigs that have been scaled up (or supersized). Please take a look - we would love to read your comments about these amazing models.
Thanks for your messages Darren - Sorry for the delay.