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A splash of modular color

Everyone knows I have a soft spot for modular buildings. Afterall, it’s the modulars that brought me back to LEGO, and they’re still a great source of inspiration. I always enjoy it when I stumble upon new modular buildings or new modular builders. Łukasz Libuszewski is one of the new builders (at least from my perspective), but his modulars don’t show it. I found the yellow building first, but this shot of three buildings, each in a different colour pallete and texture is by far my favourite.

The Marriott Hotel

So if you’re looking for a place to stay and have a great time, this Marriott hotel seems like a great choice. Not only it is lovely to look at and admire the great work of its creator, Jean Macou, it also has a full interior, packed with amazing details. It’s really worth checking more photos of the interiors, to enjoy a lovely restaurant on the ground floor, have an after dinner drink at the bar, enjoy the themed rooms (Marvel, Star Wars, Nightmare or the Pirates of the Caribean). If you want to start your day fresh, there’s always an option to go for a swimm and enjoy the view through a skylight. For me, even without seeing the interiors, it was the size, the detailing and the colors of the facade that did the trick to get my attention. All together, there’s lots of interesting details to spike up your imagination and get you building.

10255 Assembly Square

After a long wait, the news modular fans were waiting for is finally here. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, TLG will release a new modular building, namely the 10255 Assembly Square. Featuring 4002 pieces and costing 240 EUR is actually a combination of three buildings, all ful with details reminiscent of its predecessors. All in all, there’s lovely colours, interesting design, versatile businesses, and lots of intereseting new parts. It’s worth checking the pictures for more details.

Here’s the official press release:

Modular Restaurant

Minifigures are always hungry. Only for the food? For a new entertainment as well. The building named MJC’s Traditional Cuisine is built for everyone looking for Michelin’s stars to feed their minifigures, and everyone waiting for the new modular building to play with. More pictures are available in Flickr. If you like the MOC, you can give it your support in LEGO Ideas.





New York street corner inspiration

It’s been a while since I last saw a truly inspirational building. Considering the large number of modular builders, it’s hard to find something unique. The looks, the style and the building techniques are overlapping, but every now and then a building pops up that’s stands out from the crowd. As this New York street corner built by brickbink. It’s not exactly fitting the modular building scale, but it’s a beauty from all sides. What I’m most fascinated, it’s the little details, such as the intricate window details on the ground floor of both buildings, the impressive ‘stone’ work, the striped curtains, or the fire escape stairs.

Dinner in the Dining hall

If you’re looking for last minute dinner plans, Cimddwc might just know the right place. What makes his Dining Hall special in my eyes is the lovely exterior with black railings around large windows, and interesting details on the facade. What’s more, a peek inside the Dining hall reveals even more amazing details. So if you’re looking for some inspiration to finish your entry for the BrickHamster’s Interior Design Competition, here’s your chance!


Grayscale Modular Building

If you think you don’t have enough colored bricks to make a stunning and bright modular building, think again. Although grey is often considering just as the base colour for many building, different shade of grey can be used to make highlights and interesting details on all-grey facade. Pete Strege for sure has a large selection of grey parts, and his latest building, the Monochrome Motel is a fine example of intricate details all in one color. Definitely a building to inspire!

A different Cafe Corner

Many AFOLs, specifically fans of the Modular Buildings theme, wish they’d had an earlier end of the dark age to be able to buy the ultimate 10182 Cafe Corner. Many, myself included, were drawn back to LEGO because of this new buildings series, aimed at adult builders. Nine years after the release of the iconic Cafe Corner, its MISB price has reached a 4-digit number, making the set very pricey to get. If Cafe Corner is still on your wish list, but you can’t really afford it, you should follow Palixa and the Bricks, and make your own version. What’s more, you can personalize it by using the same desing, but in your favourite colours. What I like in Palixa’s Cafe Corner is the predominant grey walls in a recognizable design, but with more colour accents. For sure I can say I like it as much as the 10182. Even more, as this one has fantastic interiors as well.

Having fun at the Casino

If you can spare some extra money (the one not spend on LEGO), you can have some fun at the peedeejay‘s Casino. There’s a roulette table, slot machines, poker and blackjack tables. Add a bar and manager’s office to that, and build the walls around it, and this is what you get. In addition to great interior, the exterior is done to the last detail. The conclusion is clear, this is a very inspirational modular building.

A plate-built facade

This not so modular modular building, as its creator Martijn Valkenburg calls it, fits right in with the modular buildings, yet differs from them. In my eyes, the plate-built windows and doors fit nicely with the plate-built facade. What’s more, some AFOLs complained about the colour variations, however in this case, the slight variations in redish brown plates just adds more character to the building.