LEGO City Update #11 – Gamer Store

LEGO City Update! In this video I’ll be showing you how I build a LEGO Computer Gamer Store for my LEGO City! It’s the first time I’ve used the SNOT technique for one of the LEGO store fronts in the Bakersville LEGO City. The bIT computer game store is a great addition to my LEGO City and I can’t wait to show you folks how I built it!

Thank you for watching!

16 thoughts on “LEGO City Update #11 – Gamer Store

  1. Very colourful and a great idea to convey a gaming storefront! Well done for persevering. Looking forward to the Lighthouse! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thanks a lot RT! I really appreciate it! Originally I thought about making a Gameboy storefront. PArtly due to space and partly due to the fact that I think it’s been done already, I went with this instead! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Hey BB

    Well that was rather good. I think, despite your misgivings, youโ€™ve really captured the essence of a Nintendo Switch controller. I think even if you were unfamiliar with the device, one would be hard pressed not to get what youโ€™re trying to achieve. As for attachment issues, Iโ€™m the wrong person to be giving any advice on building techniques. But, glue seems to work well ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve considered my thoughts on having a combined harbour/port police. It makes sense given the close proximity of the city to its harbour and you could, of course, incorporate a couple of smaller watercraft into the police forces existing vehicle collection?

    Many years ago I was considering switching to the Metropolitan Policeโ€™s Thames Division. As the name suggests it is the section that polices the river Thames. I was offered a day out to see if I felt a switch from land based policing to water was for me. The highlights of the day were a trip up a tributary of the Thames in the police launch to Bow in east London. Where river travellers are greeted by a large sign that proclaimed โ€œWelcome to Bow Locks!โ€ Your readers may only get that reference if they understand slightly risquรฉ English phrases? The other highlight was when the skipper of the launch handed me control of his precious boat. As we headed up river weโ€™ve received an urgent assistance call over the radio which required both blue lights and sirens. A yacht had lost both its sails and auxiliary power and was heading for the Thames Barrier. I pushed the boat engine really hard and was heading against the incoming tide. As we approached the stricken yacht the skipper of our launch noticed that I had managed to set fire to the engine housing (the exhaust was glowing red hot). Once we had rescued the yacht and towed it to safety, we headed back to Wapping Police Station. After disembarking I said my goodbyes and headed back to my own station. I never did receive an official invitation to switch to the Thames Division ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Good work my friend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Ha ha ha, that’s a wonderful story! I wonder if the captain was so impressed that he didn’t dare invite you. “He’d outdo us all in a day” he thought as he saw you walking away on the pier! I’m sure that’s what happened ๐Ÿ˜€ Was it any particular kind of boat!?

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  3. That mustโ€™ve been it, definitely! Iโ€™m not sure what the make was, but hereโ€™s a link to a photo of the type.

    Obviously, they use better boats these days. Ones that donโ€™t catch fire!

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  4. Hey BB,

    I enjoy watching your videos and seeing your city grow!

    For your gamer store sign I think you should recolour the lettering to make it match the store front… orange & yellow, or maybe even throw in lime lime you had mentioned using… maybe the 4 letters could be orange, yellow, lime, orange. I think that would make the sign relate more to the store.

    PS I am the guy with the Black & White city, but I do still love colour!

    Brick On!
    J*

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    1. Thanks a lot Jstar! It’s a great suggestion. I will consider it but I’ve got to admit that I like this multicolored look. Incorporating the lime green would mostly be a question of what tiles I have – not sure I’ve got all the pieces. I may try to work out an alternative as I do get your point! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Weird idea, but maybe if you made the jewelry store one stud narrower, the extra plates for bIT! would fit? The issue then would be the fences up top, I suppose. I think it looks pretty great as it is now! I’d say only change it if you’re worried about structural integrity. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hmm, I’m not entirely sure I follow!? Are you talking about the small gap between the bIT! store and the jewellery store!? The plan is to make a black wall behind the front so it will be covered ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I’m honestly not sure it would even work, but the Jewelry store had 2 studs between the door and window – if you reduced that to one stud, making that build an odd number of studs wide, you could also make bIT! an odd stud count and one stud wider. That would allow you to add back the plates if you really wanted them there.

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  6. First of all many thanks Jacob for the updates I really like to watch them ๐Ÿ™‚ The idea with this store front is really neat. If you want to make the side panels aligned with the doors you can not use jumper plates because you turned out with an 0,8mm offset between the side panel and the doorโ€™s frame (8mm from the jumper โ€“ 4mm taken by 1 stud from the black plates attached to the jumper โ€“ 3,2mm taken by the orange plate). If you want to make this without any gaps or stresses between the pieces try this:
    1) starting from the base plate and right panel โ€“ attach 1ร—1 plate on the second stud counting from the door frame (looking from the top: 4 studs used by the door frame, 1 stud empty, 1 stud with this 1ร—1 plate),
    2) to this 1ร—1 plate attach a headlight brick (or 1ร—1 technic brick) rotated 90 degrees โ€“ the bottom of the headlight brick should be facing the door frame. This will give you a 1,6mm offset needed to fit the space.
    3) attach another 1ร—1 plate to the bottom of the headlight brick,
    4) now you can attach the orange plate from the side panel โ€“ you just need to use a plate that will extend from the bottom of the panel, not from second-to-last row of studs as seen at 8:20 in the video.

    In order to find additional attachment points you can stack bricks and plates on top of the headlight brick (5 plate tall).

    This will allow you to attach the side panels against the door frame, and also to attach a frame on the base plate just under the side panels.

    Keep you the good job ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best regards

    lech

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    1. Wauw – I was right, my math was off ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m not sure I understood this completely but I am really thankful for the explanation. LEGO math is one of those things that’s got me stumped and I really need to dig into that. I think it will help me become a better builder. Thanks a whole bunch Lech – I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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