LEGO City Update no. 20 – Music Store

LEGO City Update no. 20 – Music Store. In this video I show you how I build a music store for my LEGO city. Weirdly, it took me a while to realize that I should include a LEGO Music Store in my LEGO city – Bakersville. However, now that I’ve done it I can see that it’s super-duper. I also show you how I use SNOT techniques for wall decoration and how to make musical notes in LEGO!

Thank you for watching!

9 thoughts on “LEGO City Update no. 20 – Music Store

    1. Yeah, I’ve been wondering about the size too. It does seem a little large. I’ll wait and see how it looks when I’ve put the upper floor in – that may help. If not, I’ll probably revisit the guitar later on ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Thanks a lot for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, it seems a little big, but I’m stumped for how to make it smaller. It may look better once the second floor is put in!? We’ll see. But, thanks a lot for your comment and for watching ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Hey Jakob! Interesting design process you have. I sometimes plan a moc out using MS. Word believe it or not. I’m just so used to using it and it has a ton of drawing items you can quickly create something with to get a first impression. The only downside to it that it’s just a drawing and drawings don’t always translate into reality when it comes to using Lego parts. Most of my ideas, however, start ‘on paper’ and then progress to a digital representation where I get down to business. Then after much tweaking and when I am happy, I might get to order the parts and build it. Even then, I will over the course of a few weeks make more tweaks. Once, I even ‘tweaked’ the whole colour scheme of something all over again and had to reorder more parts for all my fussing about! I like the music store concept and what you did with the keyboard and the notes. Personally, I might have ‘strung up’ a few of those nice Lego guitar accessories pieces ina colourful row either horizontally or vertically. Or maybe work with just one on the corner. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Ah yes, word does have a lot of possibilities. When you are used to using something, it’s fascinating how much you can actually use it for ๐Ÿ™‚
      I see what you mean about the guitar accessories. It could look really good! However, there’s one thing which made me make the 3D sign instead. I like to use the stuff I have already, and I think I’ve got three or four guitars where two are the same color – light blue. That would clash too much I think. Moreover, I just wanted to play around with making a guitar in LEGO ๐Ÿ˜€ But, I really agree on your suggestion. With the right color and style, the accessories based sign could look wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hey BB

    This is very good and reminds me of the musical instrument and sheet music stores in and around Denmark Street in Londonโ€™s west end. Although the street is a long way from its glory days, itโ€™s still the heart of the music scene. You can often hear people trying out guitars or drums as you walk along this short stretch of road. Great work my friend. Donโ€™t change a thing ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

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    1. I think I actually went there when I was in London the last time. Tried out a few guitars and such. Spent maybe a hour. It was good but a little touristy too maybe! Do you come there often?

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  3. Hi Jakob.
    Nice idea for a store and very creative implementation. Interesting ‘manual’ planning method it’s good to get some ideas down on paper to start with; although difficult to plan for 3D it is worth it. I think I would have done it more to scale to start with (1 square = 1 brick?).

    But I have a few suggestions and comments:

    Your ‘keyboard’ facade builds would be stronger if you put the long 1×8 white tile joining on to the 1×3 red tile that you added; it would then be bound better to the rest (the 1×1 tile can go on the other end where it will sit on the 2×3 plate ok).

    IMHO the stairs take up too much of your real estate; leaving very little room inside the store. You could make fewer stairs and manage with a smaller window at the side of the entrance, say 2 bricks wide.

    At some point you’re going to have to allocate some space for a staircase to reach whatever’s going to be on the next floor, unless you have some kind of external access to the first floor properties like a walkway or something.

    Unfortunately the build doesn’t meet modular standards because:
    1. It needs a modular connection point with a technic brick set back 9 studs from the front. It would need to go on the baseplate where you currently have a 1 x something black plate.
    2. it extend beyond the baseplate so you couldn’t put it next to another modular.

    Also I think you already acknowledged that the pavements are rather small for the conventional modular buildings.

    See my video on the topic of standards for modular buildings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48vglKEuhd4 and the subsequent one about conventions : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ida6-Q8x1FA

    It might be better as a corner modular, then the guitar could look great on the corner. But then you would have to modify the pub /tailor /ice-cream place so that it wasn’t a corner.

    Good luck with the next part and with developing the upstairs.

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    1. Thank you for your extensive comment. It’s nice to see that you put so much thought into this. Thank you! I won’t address everything here – some of it will be addressed naturally as the build progresses.

      Considering the modular-esque nature of this building. The idea is to make a 270 degree building with storefronts on three sides. Hence, there’s two corner-builids ๐Ÿ™‚ This means that it’s never going to adhere to the official modular standards. My goal with my city is to use as much of the available space as possible, utilizing every angle to add as many buildings and details as possible. Much like the displays you see at the LEGO house for instance. I appreciate fully the modular standard, but I’m not trying to make modular buildings in that sense. I take the liberty of using the term “modular” in the “things that have modules” sense, rather than a reference to the standards. I realize now that I should maybe refrain from this in the future.

      My apologies!

      Thank you for your clarification and extensive references – it’s much appreciated.

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