Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Blue Townhouse

From my Flickr Photostream:

Here's a picture of the Blue Townhouse I'm currently working on. It has yet to have its interior completed.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Recent Creation Round-Up

It looks like many builders are taking advantage of holiday vacation time to finish off and publish models. Here are some highlights I've seen recently (apologies for the sizes being so disparate, but this was taking long enough already and I think you can still see enough of each building in each photo):

From Reju's BrickShelf Gallery:

From LostCarPark's flickr photostream:

From Olly on

From Brix on

There are also some photos on BrickShelf.

From darthtuner's BrickShelf Gallery:

From PteraFloDem's BrickShelf Gallery:

From xblack's BrickShelf Gallery:

There were several neat buildings brought to the last WAMALUG meeting. These photos are from pjmoyer's BrickShelf Gallery:

From Legonova's flickr photostream and BrickShelf Gallery:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Carolers

from Nate King's BrickShelf Gallery and flickr photostream - a festive scene with a building, some carolers, and another minifig that I'm pretty sure is supposed to be Scrooge.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New BrickJournal Magazine Out

If anyone reading this doesn't know about BrickJournal Magazine, now is a good time to catch up - my latest issue just came in the mail and it has several features of interest to town fans. There are building instructions for a Christmas chimney scene and no less than 5 articles on HKLUG's famous Olympic Village layout. Their ongoing series on AFFOLS (Adult Female Fans Of LEGO) is featuring a town fan who is clearly inspired by the modular style (and her interiors are fantastic).

I (personally) would recommend the magazine anyway, but I thought I'd mention it here because of the unusual amount of articles of interest to town fans in this particular issue. If you want the Christmas building instructions before the big day, you can download a digital copy of the magazine on the publisher's website or check to see if a local bookstore carries BrickJournal.

While we're on the topic, if you're interested in finding out about LEGO events near you, you can check out the BrickJournal Calendar. Most events feature at least one town/train layout of some sort. I post all events that I hear about on there, and so do a variety of other people who follow LEGO-related news closely.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Tower by Joaquin

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Silver Lining and More by Morgan190

from Morgan190's flickr photostream.

This builder's been stockpiling good creations and just posted a bunch at once. There is a whole "flickr collection" of town MOCs. I've gone ahead and posted one photo of each so far on the blog here, and made each photo a link to the flickr set - just click the pictures here to go to more photos of each building.

Friday, December 5, 2008


from pedroagnelo's BrickShelf gallery

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cruise Ship Casino

Some great details spotted on

My German's not-so-good, but I believe this was posted by the builder.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aliencat! on Flickr!

From Aliencat!'s flickr photostream. Longtime readers will probably remember this great builder from BrickShelf. There are a variety of buildings and town vignettes (bignettes?) here that look new to me. I'm really liking the crash-landed UFO:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Art Deco Theatre

From legowiz23's gallery.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Found it.

From tuningxxl's gallery.

I knew it was somewhere Dan.

...and Market Street...

From channaher's gallery. Couldn't resist Dan after seeing your previous post. I found a different coloured Cafe Corner myself yesterday. I'll post it when I find it again. Keep up the good work. BTW - British readers - check out the size of this American LEGO shop by clicking on the link.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A new Corner

Found on

- Dan

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bungalow (Happy Halloween!)

From Brickapolis' photostream:

Looks like the homeowner's a bit scared of Halloween:

Then again, those don't look like Trick-or-Treaters...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

STEAM Street Scene

Street scene from STEAM 2008 created by brickish member's - From Right to Left: Ralphs Corner Shop, Park, Chip Shop, Curry House and Pub (Just out of view) Cafe Corner Doug's Bank and Police Station, Julie Griegs Photo shop, Ed Diments Town Hall, Annie Diments Hairdressers, James Shields Pet Shop, Mandy Dees Georgian House, Warren Elsmores House, Noami Farrs Sweet Shop, Post Office and shop, Warren Elsmores modified Town Plan Cinema, Huw Millingtons Lego Shop, Doug's own modified Town Plan Petrol Station and Market Street (Out of shot are the Green Grocer, the other half of the Market Street, David Tabners House and Darren Smiths Bank) The roads were built by Doug and Jon Goldsworthy to his design, The vehicles were built mainly by Ralph but with a few extra by Doug, Tom Groombridge and Duq (whose real name I don't know, sorry!) The trams were by Doug, James Shields and Ben Gorman.

Snow in Europe

From zgrredek's gallery.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Art Lego

Posted at the Dragonov Brick Works blog

Zombie Apocafest and BrickCon Town

I did a brief (long distance) wrap-up of this year's BrickCon over at LMOTD, but I think that the town layout and the Zombie Apocafest layout are of interest here as well.

The Zombie apocalypse layout is roughly based on the Cafe Corner standard for the buildings, but the people and details aren't based on anything we'd see in a town - they're based on fantasy/horror films and video games. Be warned that there is a bit of violence here - but it's all in good fun. I didn't get all the in-jokes here (I'm not into the zombie flicks), but the buildings are great and of much more universal appeal - in the photo above (from dunechasers's flickr photostream) you can see an amazing shopping mall (I believe I heard someone say that a LEGOLAND model builder built it).

In addition to the links at the other site, there's a separate flickr set for the Zombie Apocafest 2008 layout.

The more traditional town layout photos seem to be mixed in with the rest of the BrickCon photos. Additionally, many of the town-themed models also have a Disney theme, such as this impressive section (also from dunechasers's flickr photostream):

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Expanded "Downtown", from the Green Grocer

A new addition to the previously featured "downtown" layout - this time using (only?) parts from the Green Grocer.

from AT94's flickr photostream.

Polystyrene Car

Currently in Hamleys Oct 2008


While the detail photos here are all LEGO, I'm impressed by the way that some of these photos match the scale of this building with that of the life-size buildings in the background. There are tons of great details in this model - note the windows and the roof.

From Viaur's Brickshelf Gallery.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas House

From Mandy Dees MOC Pages gallery.

Just a very simple design with a clean transition between the white and tan wall colors. The railing leading up to the door is also another good detail.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


From CWL's gallery.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Road Plates

Several of the Racer sets for 2009 have road plates. They look as if they are two different sizes that connect together.

What size do you thin they are. I'm guessing 8 x 16 and 16 x 16. What ever size they are, I'm sure they will be extremely useful to Cafe Corner fans (maybe even as roof tiles).

From manxboi42's gallery


From tman79027's gallery.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brick Fan Town 2008

Hi all, long time no post huh? Well I've been really busy soo... my bad I guess. Luckly we have a couple of new great contributors on the Blog!

Anyways this is a creation I felt I had to post because it's really awesome, don't you think?

It's part of the Japanese Brick Fan Town 2008 display, and this one is by far my favourite module.

From EARL-0's Gallery.