Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Buildings Upon Buildings

Courtesy Modular City by lgorlando
Another great model by lgorlando that features a terrific forced perspective design. Grab a cheeseburger as you gaze up at the skyscrapers.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Don't Get Arrested

Some of you may have seen this elsewhere, it is well worth posting it here too. The attention to detail is incredible.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A 1930 Stroll in Paris

Courtesy Paris 1930 by 74louloute
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. But I found this one on ClassicTown and figured I should post it here as well. The use of the collectible minigifures and the busy atmosphere make for a great diorama. And, of course, the buildings are fantastic.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted anything lately, I've been really busy with a trip to Chicago and graduation stuff. Hopefully I can fit a post in here soon.

Thanks for your patience!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Burgers from Bob

Courtesy Bob's Burgers by *plasmachild*
I have yet to see the cartoon on Fox, but this sure is a great way to see what it's like. This building is incredible, I never really thought lime green and yellow would go so well together. See more pictures over at MOCpages.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I've seen the Pet Shop in person

I've been at BrickMagic in Raleigh, NC this weekend. Yesterday around 1:50 PM, the Pet Shop was officially unveiled. My photography skills remain a bit poor, but I did get some photos of details that I haven't seen elsewhere, like the storm cellar. I can also confirm that the color of the Pet Shop is indeed sand blue.

I'll be able to take more photos today and on Sunday - let me know if there are any angles you'd like me to try to get. Word is that LEGO stores everywhere will be allowed to sell these on Tuesday (naturally, the day after our convention discounts expire). You can see my photos from BrickMagic (including the Pet Shop and several great town and train layouts) in my BrickMagic 2011 flickr set.

Friday, May 6, 2011

10218 Pet Shop


It's finally here! Here's LEGO's most recent addition to the modular building series, 10218 Pet Shop.

Here is the official press release:

10218 Pet Shop
Ages 16+. 2,032 pieces.
US $149.99 CA $199.99 DE 149.99 € UK 119.99 £
Available: Beginning of May

Continuing the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, 3-story Pet Shop building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect addition to your LEGO town. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. The attic space features storage boxes and French doors leading out to an elegant front balcony, while the rooftop garden, complete with fresh vegetables, brightens up the rear of the building.

• Includes 4 minifigures with accessories: pet shop owner, girl on bicycle, painter with paint roller and woman!
• Pet shop includes dog, cat, 2 parrots and fish tank with goldfish!
• Also includes 3 dog bones, ball, frog toy, birdhouse, bucket and brush!
• Kitchenette features stone fireplace, stove, sink, coffee maker and small table and chair!
• Upper loft features skylight, bed and lamp!
• Townhouse features ground floor with mailbox and mail, hat rack, couch, telephone, toilet and access to basement crawl space!
• Measures 11″ (25.5cm) wide and 10.5″ (26.5cm) high!
• Combine with other modular buildings, like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!

Press Release Courtesy LEGO. Thank you to ClassicTown and Eurobricks (more pictures available there too) for the news!

 Hope you enjoy! Thoughts and comments welcome!


Courtesy Kamienice by maciejer
Unfortunately it's only just the facade that's built (it's still a WIP), but I think it very well compensates for the other three walls. The columns look awesome on that turquoise house.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Residential Revival

Courtesy Residential Houses by Brian Lyles
A very clean and sharp design to some residential homes. I don't know what it is, but I've been finding a lot of models recently using rare, or fairly unused, colors...and they look awesome. Keep it up!

Oh and instructions for this building should be available at his website, Brick City Depot.


*NOTE* I am aware of the new LEGO Modular Building (which is a Pet Shop!) being released May 10th. I'm sticking with the original rules and will be posting the official release only when it is available, if you want to see a picture of the set, head on over to The Brothers Brick.