LEGO City Update no. 15 – Florist

LEGO City Update no. 15 – Florist. In this video I show you how I build and place a LEGO Florist in my LEGO city. I thought my LEGO city needed some nice greenery and a highly detailed florist seems to have done the trick. I also talk a bit about detailing in LEGO cities and show you what the final result looks like in my LEGO city – Bakersville!

Thank you for watching!

15 thoughts on “LEGO City Update no. 15 – Florist

  1. Hi Jakob. I think this must be Update no 16 (Florist) as the previous no 15 was Marketplace?
    Anyway I think the florist looks great.
    My suggestion would be that the support for the upper part isn’t structurally sound, and you can already see from your close-ups that the bricks are starting to dangle down. So to make it self-supporting and able to support the pavement above, I would put an arch across the top of the two columns at the front. You could use something like an arch 1 x 3 x 12 (part #18838 or equivalent) or two half-arches (part #14395 or equivalent) joined with a 1×6 plate.
    Great to see these little projects building up the detail in Bakersville!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I have thought about the soundness of the structure and the possibility of adding an arch. I think it would look good if you could get an arched piece that had some pattern or profile. But currently, I think there’s only the smooth ones!? Alternatively, I could maybe build an arch. However, I don’t want to detract from the openness of the look. Maybe a few inverted sloped pieces could do the trick. Thanks for your suggestion! 🙂

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  2. Well, I think that came out a treat! I like it. Many of the individual builds look great on their own and its always a challenge to have everything ‘fit in’ together so that you can appreciate everything all at one. Truth is, we can’t always achieve this. But there are certain separate perspectives that work by themselves we must sometimes look out for. Keep at it and don’t be afraid to move things around or tinker a bit. That’s a creator’s privilege after all! 😀👍

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      1. Okay, sure Jakob. It’s about space. I am specifically thinking (and praying) about space. Mostly that the people on this planet will realize that God is giving us space to reflect right now on His goodness and grace in the gospel. That’s very much on my heart (and His). Just being honest! 😊 And I’m being honest when I say that your city (which I love) could also do with more space – which is a tall order because of, well, space limitations! 😁 As I said previously, the individual builds are great but it often takes a while to realize that our passionate drive for more, usually results in less and less space. When I am designing things, I take regular assessments about the pieces I use. Many times, I see that my latest choices I thought were great, actually end up detracting from the overall effect I wanted. So I end up removing quite a bit of ‘excessive’ (and sometimes really good) stuff. The principle ‘Less is More’ is not always true, but at times, its worth considering. So, yes, space – do I cram in more stuff or do I create breathing room and refine those things I could improve (colour, technique, choice of parts, position, shape, objects, etc) to get a better overall impression plus – if I can – some additional great angled perspectives? Like the gospel itself – we must choose to let the light in. So have a think about creating space creatively. Don’t be afraid to remove those things that hinder and stifle the light. 💡 and tweak. Those are my specific thoughts. 👍

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      2. Ahh, I see! Well, that was very informative. I think there’s definitely a balance between adding stuff and making space. Spaces are an interesting part of cities and LEGO cities too. I’ve actually been to a speak about spaces as architecture once – very interesting. Thanks a lot for your insight – I appreciate it!

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  3. Congratulations BB, a triumph in design and execution. Absolutely brilliant. I totally love how you set back the entrance to give the florist some outside space in which to show off the different flowers. Really very clever. The colours you chose also worked incredibly well. Really inspired!

    I do like these different store fronts. You’ve made such great use of limited space and to great effect. Well done sir!

    A story: I used to buy my Dr Martens boots and shoes from a strange little shop in London’s east end. It was such an odd shop squeezed in between other much bigger shops. I hadn’t visited the store for many years and on a recent visit I noticed the store had gone and an alley way was now in its place. I eventually found “Blackmans” about 50 yards further along the road. I enquired as to why their other store had closed as it had been there since the early 1960’s. The owners son explained that his father had actually boarded up the alley after the war and created a shop out of nothing. It was only once the area had been targeted for modernisation that the authorities discovered that the shop was on public land and had no permission to be there. Undaunted the owner of the store convinced the authorities to give him a genuine store as compensation for the loss of his shop even though he had no permission be there! Back in the late 1970’s DM Boots were only £10 a pair. They are now nearly £150 ☹️ And they’re no longer British made!

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    1. Thanks a lot RH and thanks for the story. I love that! It really shows how persistence and ingenuity can get you a long way 😀 I like how he just decided that the alley was now a place that he could occupy. I guess mid–to-late-1940s GB had a lot of stuff to do and keeping track of every little alley wasn’t too high on the list!? Anyway, I liked even more that the authorities actually agreed to give him a shop – that’s awesome! 😀 Great story RH – thanks a lot for sharing it 🙂

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  4. That was a fantastic idea of putting the door way in the back! We get to see the details of the store that sometimes get lost with them put inside.

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    1. Yeah, that’s my thinking at least. A part of me wants to make the whole row of buildings like this now 😀 It probably wouldn’t look interesting though and there’d be soooo much stuff going on that it may be hard to see anything. However, I do think I’ll be making another open front like this one and add it a little further towards the triple J juice bar. Thanks a lot for your comment 🙂

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  5. Another great storefront build Jakob sir. I think a nice large brick built flower as a sign above the door might look nice here. Are you going to make an inside the door section of this shop possibly in the future. Keep up the great building 😁😃😄❤👍

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  6. Great build Jakob. Again you tickle my imagination, and ideas starts flying around my head.
    First off, i love the idea of a Victorian greenhouse style for the shop. I would have the 2 bottom windows next to the door with a masonry and the “leaded” green window. Victorian often stand on a masonry foundation, and greenhouses often have an air intake at the ground, to create ventilation. Then you have the clear white windows for the top row.
    For the sign, I instantly thought of a giant daisy. Different designs came up, but I think a daisy in a Lego Friends 30404 inspired design, would look great, Maybe using the rose latter as a sort of stem.
    If that does not say flower shop loud enough, you could make the top fence a hanging flower garden, with flowers of all sorts.
    Keep up the great builds!

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    1. Ohh, that’s some great suggestions! I like both the Daisy and the changing of the windows. Thanks a lot 😀 Now you have tickled my creativity 😀

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