LEGO City Update #35 – No more modulars

LEGO City Update #35 – No more modulars. In this video I show you how I build three small modular buidlings for my LEGO city – Bakersville. This new project means that there are now no more official LEGO modular buildings in my LEGO city. The three small modular buildings are made to accommodate the problem of lacking residential buildings in my LEGO city. I hope you’ll enjoy this video 🙂

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LEGO City Update #22 – Music Store (Revisited)

LEGO City Update #22 – Music Store (Revisited). In this video I am revisiting my LEGO Music Store. The first version of the top floor turned out a little underwhelming and in this video I’m trying to correct it. A Music store is a must in a LEGO city I think and in this video I also show you how I build parts of this LEGO Building. I hope you find it informative!

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LEGO City Update #21 – Dance Studio

LEGO City Update #21 – Dance Studio. Today I’m trying to put in a Dance Studio in my LEGO city. I had some ideas that I wanted to try out but I’m not sure it turned out as well as I had hoped. So, if you watch this video you will probably see some really good examples of how to make something that doesn’t match too well! Luckily, LEGO is easy to change and customize and I’ll give it another shot next time! Enjoy this LEGO (mis)building video.

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!

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LEGO City Update no. 19 – Modular Building

LEGO City Update no. 19 – Modular Building. In this video I show you how I build a LEGO modular building for my LEGO city – Bakersville. I’m ver much inspired by Brian Lyles and Jason Lyles book “The LEGO Neighborhood book” which has some great LEGO building techniques and suggestions for LEGO modular buildings. I show you how I build a LEGO door on a corner and how I used SNOT techniques to decorate walls!

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Is 10270 Creator Expert Bookshop a must-buy?

The 2020 modular building was recently revealed (too early) and AFOLs around the world have to decide if this is one for them.

Personally, I was sold the moment I heard it was a bookshop. I’ve previously built a bookshop for my city. The new raised section of Bakersville also includes a bookshop. So, I pretty much loved the new modular even before I knew the details just because of its subject matter. I’ve taken a look at the official pictures and here’s some of my thoughts.

The exterior has a very beautiful old-european look. I think it will go really well with the Assembly Square and the Parisian Restaurant. The color scheme is equally appealing – the teal is phenomenal! The fact that the whole modular can be separated into two buildings means that it has a lot of utility. Putting one building on each side of the Parisian Restaurant may look particularly good, I think! Definitely something I’ll try out when I get room enough 😀

There’s a lot of great details it seems and there’s some interesting stuff in the interior as well. The grandfather clock is great and I really like the small bedrooms under the roofs. In particular, I love the fact that it’s got a volume of Moby Brick too. I would have liked even more printed books. Between four and seven would have been good, I think. Just to underline the sense of a bookshop. But, if that is my main complaint, I’m not sure that enough to change my decision to buy it!

I’ve heard some talk about the interior being a little lacking. However, I’m pretty sure I’d be satisfied with it as is. If not, the leftover room inside the houses just leaves more room for modification. I’m stoked!

There’s also been some who pointed out that it’s a “smaller modular”. However, it’s ranks among the top four modulars (of 13) in piece count. The piece count lies above average even when counting the monstrous Assembly Square. Of course, this AFOL knows that size is also a question the size of the included pieces. If a set includes 2,500 1×1 plates, it’s not likely that you’ll end up with a building of any size. So, people may be referring to the fact that this set contains many more small pieces than others. Personally, I’d love to see it with the other modular buildings before I decide if I think the bookshop is small.

Green: more than average piece count;
Yellow: just under average piece count;
Red: under average piece cout

The overall look and the subject matter makes this modular building for me. To me, this set definitely ends up on the must-buy list for 2020. And so begins the deal-hunting!

What is your opinion on the set? Let me know in the comments!

The picture in this post is used with permission from Brothers Brick.

Possible date for reveal of 2020 Creator Expert Modular!

According to Brickfinder on facebook, the new Creator Expert Modular will be revealed on the Singapore Comic Con 2019. The Singapore Comic Con happens on 7-8th december 2019. So it seems that we’ll have to wait until the weekend to get the full reveal. This places the reveal a couple of days later than last years reveal of the Corner Garage 10264 – it was revealed on December 3rd 2018.

Personally, I’m excited to see what they new modular will be! Do you have any guess?

EDIT: The LEGO group does seem to have a stand on the Comic Con 2019. It’s on the floor plan of the Con – stand B25.

LEGO City update #6 – Raise it up!

LEGO City update #6 and I’ve got some interesting LEGO City news for you. Bakersville has gotten its first significant facelift – in the most literal sense! Bakersville is my custom LEGO city that I have been building for some time now. This video is a LEGO city tour of my city that illustrates the latest progress. I’m going to talk a bit about how I am designing my LEGO city and maybe inspire you to your own LEGO city building. So join my in this video update from my small LEGO city – Bakersville!

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LIVE LEGO BUILD: 31068 Modern House – Alternate Build

LEGO 31068 Modern Home is a LEGO set in the 3-in-1 creator theme. It’s a house with three alternate builds. Today I’ll be building one of the alternate buildings which is pretty cool I think 🙂 It’s got some awesome minifigs and a very nice little dog in one build! I’ve really been looking forward to building this cool LEGO set!! Join me as I build this LEGO House in in this LEGO Livestream!

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