When I first saw the Crimson Permanent Assurance section of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life when I was a kid it simply blew my mind. This Cafe Corner standard version by gotoAndLego does the same. It’s a pretty imposing structure and fairly close to the appropriate architectural features for the building. I would find this Continue reading →
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LEGO released 10182 Cafe Corner in 2007, setting a new standard for large-scale modular buildings. Since then, LEGO has continued to release new structures in the modular building series — 10190 Market Street, 10185 Green Grocer, 10197 Fire Brigade, 10211 Grand Emporium, 10218 Pet Shop, and 10224 Town Hall as of 2012. Meanwhile, LEGO fans have adopted the “Cafe Corner standard” and built hundreds and hundreds of beautiful buildings that fit with the official sets. See some of the best here on The Brothers Brick.
Many Cafe Corner style buildings begin to look the same after a while, but not this one by Barney Main (SlyOwl). I haven’t seen many dilapidated buildings, so it’s always refreshing to see something so old (as in run down). The bars on the windows are a great effect despite being simulated from tape. The Continue reading →
Dave Sterling shows dark red some modular love with this lovely city corner building, which illustrates the kinds of realistic, repeated patterns you can achieve by using many of the same parts. Click through to MOCPages to see this beauty light up the night.
It seems like each release of a LEGO modular building inspires lots of lovely new buildings designed by fans. The recent release of Grand Emporium is certainly no exception, as this beautiful “IZ Emporium” by Sebastiaan Arts (Aliencat!) proves: Don’t miss all the pictures on MOCPages.
This gorgeous Cafe Corner building by Johan van den Heuvel (Teddy) makes me want to shrink down and live above the cafe and post office. The building has a full interior, so be sure to check out all 30 photos on Flickr.
Contrary to some of the earlier reports about its release date, LEGO has informed us that 10211 Grand Emporium is due out next Monday, March 1st, 2010. LEGO has also provided some high-resolution photos of the set, including several nice interior shots and pictures of the little bits and pieces that make these modular buildings Continue reading →
Ralph Savelsberg (Mad physicist) recently moved from England back to The Netherlands, and he misses his former adopted home already. Away from the collaborative displays of the Brickish Association, Ralph decided to combine all of his Cafe Corner-standard buildings into his own layout, resulting in “Brickston Borough”. As much as I like each component of Continue reading →
BlueBard has been posting pictures of a whole series of his Cafe Corner style buildings over the last few days. They’re all excellent, but this Italian restaurant and repair shop stood out to me as doing an exceptionally good job of capturing daily city life. It’s also worth checking out his bar and comic book Continue reading →
UPDATE: The LEGO Shop site now has a page up for 10211 Grand Emporium with a scheduled release date of February 20, 2010 March 1, 2010. ——– The next addition to the Cafe Corner line of modular buildings is 10211 Grand Emporium, a great set to round out another corner of your expanding LEGO city. Continue reading →
The latest 10182 Café Corner building from L.G. Orlando (lgorlando) arrives just as the set that inspired it all begins to come and go, hearkening the end of the set’s availability. L.G.’s brickwork under the porch is excellent, and little details like the round 1×1 plates in the window frames break up the plane of Continue reading →
I’m unabashedly a fan of brown and all its permutations, so that’s definitely what first caught my eye about this department store by Dita Svelte. But then the gift just kept on giving. Like most Cafe Corner standard buildings it has modular floors, but it has a few added features such as removable ground floor Continue reading →
I’m working on my second LEGO creation, which is in the Cafe Corner standard, so I’ve been looking around for good examples of that theme and am especially enjoying any builds that incorporate all kinds of interior details. “Page*s Books” by notenoughbricks sure fits the bill. It’s been under construction for over a year, and Continue reading →
In 1963, The LEGO Group spun off a company called Modulex to create planning tools for architects, including a completely separate system of bricks. Though Modulex still operates today (still based in Billund, making modular corporate signage), they no longer manufacture little plastic bricks. Nevertheless, Modulex bricks continue to be sought-after collectors’ items among LEGO Continue reading →
Johan van den Heuvel (Teddy) uses his master LEGO architecture skills to create this public library that fits well into a modular town layout. The Greek revival style of the building is truly well done. Check out the gallery for more photos showing a peaceful courtyard in the back.
I’m new to the LEGO street scenes of L.G. Orlando (lgorlando), and boy have I been missing out! The detail at the top of each is stunning. Though both buildings are distinct from each other in color and design, the tan in the red and green building ties in nicely with the other. Here’s another Continue reading →