Henrik Hoexbroe has created a lovely diorama of a French town – Royville – in the 1960s. It features – among others – an art-deco style petrol station, a Citroën car dealer, a hotel, and a train station. It’s very much ‘alive’ because of the many little scenes and Henrik’s brilliant car MOCs.
Go to the Eurobricks Town forum for more eye-candy.
10222 Winter Village Post Office
Ages 12+. 820 pieces.
US $59.99 CA $79.99 DE 59.99 € UK 49.99 £
Official Release from TLG: Continuing the winter scene series, the Winter Village Post Office is the perfect snow-covered setting. In the cozy post office, the worker is hard at work sorting all the mail into containers and sacks, while upstairs, there’s just time for the postman to take a break before setting off in the traditional post car with all the letters and gifts. From the pavilion outside, musicians fill the air with music, while children take in the wintry atmosphere by the park bench before throwing snowballs at each other – the musicians had better get ready to duck!
- Includes 7 minifigures: female post office worker, male postman, female, 2 kids and 2 musicians and a dog!
- Post office features dark-green split roof with snow, fireplace, light brick, table, coffee mug, and lamppost and mailboxes outside!
- Also features evergreen tree and assorted minifigure accessories
For more details and high-res images, check out this discussion
Modular master builder Jasper Joppe Geers has completed his most recent MOC, a Dutch police station. However, it’s not your everyday straight or corner modular on a 32 x 32 base plate, but an ‘inside corner’ built on a 48 x 48 base. It features a garage, reception, jail cells, and plenty of office space. The interior is wonderfully detailed with cleverly designed furniture and office equipment. The exterior is loaded with ‘feather’ pieces for decoration and Jasper Joppe has created some brilliant stained glass windows for his police station. There are some other ‘impurities’ for you to discover, but they’re easily forgiven given the end result.
Drop by the Eurobricks Town forum to leave your comments and provide some suggestions on the interior for the attic.
French Eurobricks member 74louloute amazes again with this Paris street scene set in the 1930s. Be sure to check out the wonderfully detailed facades and cars. But don’t forget the little street scenes, such as the painter who just started painting the entire scene, the newspaper boy, and the little boy playing with a toy ship.
L. G. Orlando has MOCced up two distinctly different post offices representing typical US and European architecture of such buildings.
He’s taking requests for other PO versions and I must say I’m quite looking forward to any additions L. G. may come up with in the future. An architectural comparison between civil structures of the same kind in different corners of the world, as constructed by the same builder, sounds like an intriguing project and one which I will definitely try and keep C-T.net readers up to date with.
You don’t need many words, the picture speaks for itself. Eurobricks member marcosbessa has shared a true masterpiece. For more photos (including interior shots!) head over to the forums.
Keeping with the bank theme, Eurobricks user Righteous Squid has recently posted his Gotham Central Bank in the LEGO Licensed forums. What grabbed my eye here was the playability that he has incorporated into this MOC. It has the open-back ‘Classic Town’ feel to it and offers a lot of options when it comes to playing with the creation.
The gothic exterior is pretty well done with some nice greeble details on the towers, but where it really shines is in the interior details. The teller windows are nicely done and the movable vault door is a great idea. And of course the two Star Wars kids fighting on the front steps is priceless. Head on over to Eurobricks and let Righteous Squid know what you think about his latest creation.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (1960) by Harper Lee, Wesley Higgins builds a replica of Monroe County Courthouse (Alabama), which is featured prominently in the novel and the movie, and resembles the original remarkably well. Be sure to check out Wesley’s MOCpages or flickr for pictures that show some details on the construction of the brick-built dome.
Outstanding builder Brickbaron was busy before Brickcon2009 creating a collection of superb LEGO MOCs. Moulin Rouge is one of many based on a French windmill turned into a dance hall in 1886. If you are not familar with the Brickbaron’s work, make sure you check out his other creation on FlickR. He is truly a fantastic builder!