Sunday, May 31, 2009

Streetside Hotel by Kris Kelvin

All I can say here is wow! This is an amazing creation in a great setting, with awesome details everywhere. He pays homage to Café Corner with that hotel sign so familiar to us all.

Check it out in Kris Kelvin's brickshelf gallery.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

CC Apartment Building

From Alex Kroll's MOCpages. A simple design yet with some great details such as the lion carvings up top and the stone sided windows and doors. The dark blue and tan also contributed to old style look it kicks out.

Nice work!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I guess it was bound to happen in the end. I just hope the old man with the broom got a good retirement package, or possibly managed to keep his job. On the plus side, the Green Grocers next door hasn't been turned into a Starbucks... Yet...
From rpeters12's gallery.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Diorama of an Old Style Town

From r10cyd's Brickshelf gallery. This is not exactly what you would call 'cafe corner compatible', but it would offer a good basis of design if converted to something such as that. The architecture and colors good really nice together in this little setup.

Lime House

From crises crs' Flickr photostream. It features a very simple design, yet with sharp details like the outward facing plates and the small curves along the second story. The colors really add to the effect as well.

Great work and keep it up!

City Buildings

About two months back, his City Module was posted, but I thought it would be appropriate to showcase his buildings separately as well. Sorry to be redundant.

From Tavernellos' Flickr photostream. This builder just popped up recently on Flickr and has some amazing things to show for it. Shown here are some of his city buildings, Cafe Corner compatible.

Yellow Hotel:

Justice Palace:

Amsterdam Building:

Keep it up!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Street Scene for Warsaw 35 Project

By nexus7.

Moeskroen Belgium

A few images from Model building expo in Moeskroen Belgium 12-04-2009. See more here. Created from Gien's gallery.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Market Street Discontinued

Just to let everybody know some news - 10190 Market Street, the modular house designed by legendary AFOL Eric Brok, has been discontinued (and since sold out). Although we all enjoyed the kit he designed, Eric passed away in 2007 shortly after the set was released.

Additionally, LEGO has changed their online Pick-A-Brick quite a bit. Many parts cost much more. If you liked the 80+ 1x4 dark blue bricks that came in Market Street and want more, I'm afraid you're out of luck - they're no longer in the current selection. Dark blue 2x2 bricks are now 10 cents a pop there, though, down from 11 cents a pop back when I stocked up on dark blue parts.

Speaking of dark blue and parts good to have for town models, another series of sets with some cool parts is being phased out now too: LEGO Agents. A second wave of Agents sets is starting to appear in some stores now, with the full series expected to be out worldwide by August. My personal favorite set from that line (which I bought to use as parts for Cafe-Corner-style creations but haven't been able to take apart yet) is the Mobile Command Center, which is quickly disappearing everywhere and already sold out from LEGO Shop-at-Home.

The newer Agents kits feature less parts of use to us town builders - they're focused more on the orange of the "bad guy" vehicles instead of the dark blue and metallic silver that the Agents use. Some of the new minifigs are pretty great, though, particularly in the Robo Attack set, which brings us some great new woman-parts (a red version of the Agent Trace hair!) and a special torso celebrating Classic Space.

Finally, keep an eye on Creator sets from this year and last year - the Beach House set (a great window pack) is being phased out now (but seems to be still available for now), and a new tan house kit is coming out soon.

Find any other good kits for stocking up on Town parts? Anything else noteworthy being discontinued? Let us know! Comments are open on all posts here.

Space Rolls

An older MOC, but surprisingly one not featured here yet: from mashikuf's Brickshelf gallery
I featured that one over on LMOTD back in early 2008, but a newer one based on set 4954 Model Town House (a spectacular Creator kit that was discontinued much too quickly) surfaced recently in houou's Brickshelf gallery:

...we don't see our favorite Town sets brought into outer space often enough.

LEGO Grand Carousel

Video by petertje posted on Youtube

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Library Interior

Appartment Building

Seatle' Historic Triangle Pub

Office Buildings

By MdrnMrvl. That name sounds so familiar...

Repair Shop

From rupi's gallery

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Multi-coloured Grocer and Market Street

From khanwh's gallery


From cheop's gallery.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Corner Building

matyo's gallery.