Saturday, March 31, 2012

Welcome! Come in, be seated!

Overdale- Brick Town Talk
Courtesy Overdale Townhouse by Dakar A


Hello! I'm not really French, but it's a great way to break the ice! I'm Duncan,and along with Jonathan and Chris, I am the newest author on Brick Town Talk. Some of you may know me from Eurobricks or Flickr as Dakar A. I'm also proud to be a TFOL, or Teen Fan of Lego, for those unfamiliar with the jargon. That means less income to buy parts and pieces from Bricklink, but I try my hardest to best use what I have.

I'm a Town builder by heart, since the first set I remember getting is a Town firetruck. I had my own sort of strange dark ages, where I followed kid hobbies besides Lego, only really getting back in with the Creator Street Speeder and the Green Grocer. And as the story goes, I now have a tiny city taking up a few square feet of my bedroom! Outside of Lego, I play the French Horn, enjoy Ska music,am a Life Scout (5 merit badges away from Eagle!), and am enrolled in the Cambridge AICE program.

I hope to be posting the best the Internet has to offer in Lego buildings on here, as often as possible. Which means more MOCs for you! I'm glad to be an author, and promise not to make anymore posts all about me!
Cigarette boat 3
CourtesyCigarette boat by Dakar A

Premium Condominium

Avenue Residences
Courtesy Avenue Residences by wooootles
Masonry Avenue - (BTT) The newest thing in luxury living has arrived, and not a moment too soon - demand for all the latest and greatest in residential amenities has hit a fever pitch as of late. Should those who dwell on the upper floors feel a bit of a rumble in their stomachs, all they need to do is pop down to the ground floor to partake in the trendy new sushi restaurant and real ice cream parlor - none of that frozen yogurt shenanigans here. A handsome addition to any block to be sure.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Floating Paradise - 01
Courtesy Floating Paradise by Legohaulic
The Ocean Blue - (BTT) While a lot of people can claim to have a house on the water, not a lot of people literally have a house on the water. It might be a pain to get the mail, and it certainly makes it more difficult to take the dog out for a walk, but you can't complain about the peace and tranquility that comes with your own private island, no matter how humble. An abundance of windows lets you soak in all the azure goodness you can take, and assures you'll never miss a sunrise or sunset on the watery horizon.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orange You Glad to See Me

Courtesy Pumpkin Factory by RedCoKid
Squash Road - (BTT) Proving pumpkins aren't only for Halloween and the occasional holiday pie, the Pumpkin Factory is doing its best to promote the versatile orange fruit, starting with the bold colors on the facade. For those of you that aren't keen on taking the stairs, you're in luck - the building features a fully functioning elevator for all your vertical circulation needs. 

I Haven't Forgotten You!

I would like to sincerely apologize for the lack of posts as of late. I am currently working on a rather large project that I hopefully will be able to share on the site in the coming weeks, at which point I promise to get back to showcasing all your great MOCs on a more regular basis.

- Jonathan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I Wake Up and See Earth

Courtesy NASA Deep Space Habitat by Brianr8811
NASA Design Facilities - (BTT) On a cool, quiet morning, a rocket will make its lone departure from Earth. Off to where? Nobody knows, except a select few involved in the design and development of this new spaceship and its cargo. It's goal is simple. Colonize. This new Deep Space Habitat is a small but important step. It's interconnecting modules allow for easy assembly and operation. It will become the staging point of exploration and innovation. Just imagine, it's a boring Sunday evening on Earth, but on Mars, a small rover from the Deep Space Habitat finds a rich copper vein running through the cliff of an old lava flow. The concept of "galactic mining" is not far off. 

Check out the NASA website for the real Deep Space Habitat under development!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Look Forward to These City Sets

This is a guest post by Jessica Brown.

LEGO knows no bounds. From space, to farms, to trains and everything in-between, there’s a LEGO equivalent for almost everything you could lay eyes on in life. LEGO City, one of the many branches of LEGO, offers the chance for the imagination to run wild, along with your LEGO figures. As they’re something to be celebrated, here is a list of the top ten best city collections:

1. Marina – the exotic marina offers the perfect summery escape when it’s pouring with rain outside. With a lifeguard keeping watch from his tower, there is much fun to be had at the marina. With a windsurfer, lifeguard, sailor, diver and girl – there’s limitless opportunities. Grab your windsurfer and take him for an adventurous day, throw your diver into the water or head to the surf shop and paradise café.

This set comes with a dinghy, quad bike, surfboard, windsurfer, scuba gear, flippers, lifejackets and more. This is all you need for a mid-winter transportation to beach paradise.

2. Police Station – You can’t maintain a city of harmony with criminals running around and causing havoc. This is where the Police Station comes in. With four police officers, 1 police dog and two robbers, it’s obvious who’s going to win this chase. Equipped with a police car, prisoner transport van and bicycle, your policemen will have no problem catching the criminals. There’s also an evidence room, mug shot area and secret compartment to ensure that the criminals running riot in your city will be locked up for good. Similarly, check out the Forest Police Station for safety in the outskirts!

3. Fire Station – When the alarm goes off in your fire station, fast action is crucial. Rush from the living quarters, slide down the pole and jump into the fire engine to go and save lives. With a truck ladder and jump sheet, you’ll be prepared for any fiery emergency. Even on those quiet days, there might be a cat stuck up a tree that needs rescuing!

4. Space Centre – this four-strong team can handle any outer space mission that comes their way. With a gigantic rocket, control centre, launch platform, satellite, countdown clock, fuel tank and tool station – you’ll have everything you need to ensure that Houston doesn’t have a problem. Your astronauts will also have a spacesuit to take with them for those first steps out of the rocket onto untouched planet.

5. Train Station – you can’t have a city without transport links, and this bustling train station will do the job of seeing people in and out very well. Your passengers can check timetables, buy tickets and board and alight trains with ease. Complete with taxi and taxi driver, your passengers can get anywhere they want to go.

6. Off-road Command Centre – this high-tech centre will have robbers quaking in their boots. Track down the robber with a satellite dish, unhook the trailer and race off in the dinghy to catch that robber red-handed!

7. Robbers’ Hideout – give your criminals a chance to hide deep in the woods. Security comes at a price, however – those no-good-doers best beware of the bears! Hiding from the police in their ATV and off-roader, the robbers need a quick escape to hide their stolen gold bars. With a rooftop hiding place, binocular, walkie-talkie and handcuff-carrying policeman, hiding has never been so tense!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Corner Cafe

Courtesy Cafe Shop by niunannan 
Brickwork Boulevard - (BTT) Putting a cafe on the corner of the block is hardly a novel concept - good visibility certainly doesn't hurt any business, especially those in the food industry. Equally familiar is the beautiful brick and stone detailing on this building's facade, although there are certainly some great little details that are completely original going on here. Together you get something greater than the sum of its parts, proving that sometimes you need to take a step back and just take it all in at once. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Bakeries" Added to Categories Menu

Hello all!

We have added "Bakeries" to the Categories menu. So head on over and check it out!