Reviews of the first wave of the new Friends set keep rolling in. Hinckley (that’s the guy with the long blonde hair whipping cream in the picture below ) reviews 3061 City Park Café.
3061 City Park Café
Head over to the Eurobricks Town Forum for the complete review and many more pictures.
Eurobricks member sonicstarlight shares an amazing modular creation with us:
Galaxy Diner and Empire Theater
This is a nice adaptation of the Town Plan art deco theater, upgrading it to modular and beefing up the art deco details. The diner itself is an expert creation filled with smart details and creative design. Check out more pics and join the discussion on Eurobricks. And look for more from sonicstarlight. He’s a busy builder with a lot of great MOCs out there. Check out sonicstarlight on Flickr.
oo7 brings us a classy sleek MOC:
oo7's Big Apple Diner
oo7 really captures all the sleek shiny curves of a classy 50′s diners with expert technique and style. Check out more pics and join in the discussion on Eurobricks.
Eurobricks member andybear@hk brings us a beautiful new modular MOC, the Dourkau, Japanese Crab Restaurant:
Dourkau, Japanese Crab Restaurant
Andy’s unique style and expert use of parts brings a fresh and unique look to this MOC, not to mention the peeks we can see of the rest of his creative little town. Hopefully, andybear@hk will be bringing us more MOCs soon as this is a stunning example of unique talent.
Join the discussion on Eurobricks here.
Anyone can tell you that a classic date should include dinner and a show – and sonicstarlight has taken care of both in one shot.
Galaxy Octan Empire or vice versa? In any case, nice ad positioning!
Check out the entire set on Flickr to make sure there’d be seats for two available in the restaurant and the cinema. And speaking of checking out – how about that gorgeous Art Deco facade! The lively architecture, the great fonts (I’m sure at least one of these can easily become a new typeface) and the huge attention to detail give this MOC an incredibly realistic feel, and also turn it into one of my personal instant favourites.
Eurobricks user wooootles ‘modularizes’ his copy of the pizzeria in set 7641 City Corner. And this MOC has certainly managed to retain the look of the original, even though the footprint of the building is more than doubled. The ground floor houses the pizzeria’s kitchen and take-away counter. However, customers can also choose to enjoy their pizzas in the second floor restaurant.
Head over to the Eurobricks Town forum to comment on this MOC and to see the evolution of its design.
Dave Shaddix has a go at modular buildings and creates a ‘Chuck’s Clucks Corner’ chicken restaurant. The exterior of the restaurant features ‘Chuck’, the chicken mascot, a very original door handle, and a clever curved awning technique. Interior highlights to check out include a soda fountain and a small, but tidy kitchen area. The first floor houses pool hall ‘The Brown Stud’, with a detailed interior with a pool table, bar, and a DJ corner. And when your bike needs fixing, you’ll need to visit ‘The Loose Spoke’ next door.
Chuck's Clucks Corner
With his latest modular building MOC, Brickshelf user xueren shows that modular doesn’t necessarily mean building overly complex and detailed. The ground floor of this two story building features a little cycle shop. I really like the recessed entrance, which makes sure you can view the cycles in the shopping window from all sides. On the inside, not a stud of space is wasted.
Anyone up for Sushi?
The second floor, which can be reached via the stairs on the outside, houses a lovely sushi restaurant. The chef has already prepared some delicious sushi for your minifigs to enjoy.
Badsneaker must have been hungry while working on his latest modular building. That’s exactly the worst thing about Chinese – it only fills you up for like half an hour, and then it’s back to starvation.
Sweet-sour-bitter-salty-spicy sauce, anyone?
And it’s also probably one of the reasons why he’s gone through three versions of his Chinese restaurant before settling on this final revision. In any case, it sure looks crispy and crunchy – and very tasty… architecture-wise, of course!