Delivering the promise that your assets won’t vanish without a trace…
I certainly hope that the fate of the lost continent is not what awaits these minifigs’ hard-earned money.
Atlantean architecture, perhaps?
Andreas Groegel (a.k.a. cimddwc on Eurobricks) has so far posted pics of quite a few beautiful MOCs, but it is his contribution to what we could easily dub the “modular yellow appreciation week” that gets the spotlight here. Apart from yellow bricks galore, his bank also features a couple of rather prominent Atlantis elements – and this combination really works for me.
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.
Gotham Central Bank
Prohibition and the related Mafia practices seem to be recurring themes in some recent MOCs. Brickshelf user Jerrec adds this brilliant ‘Bank Heist’ playset to the Prohibition theme. It features a ‘roof entrance’, a ‘run down door’, and – no kidding – a safe with a working combination lock. But the best thing is that these play features don’t distract at all from the looks of this wonderful MOC. Check out the innovative use of minifig legs as decorative pieces above the windows and the way those woolen hats are used on the lights next to the entrance.
Who said that looks and playability can't go hand in hand?
This is one of those MOCs that in terms of construction, playability, and presentation could go straight on LEGO’s Shop@Home web site.
Kris Kelvin shares an awesome Modular Bank in a style similar to Cafe Corner and the Green Grocer. Notice the great detailing including the lamp posts.