• Bugger. This was out of sight at BV. Not so out of sight here.
  • Medium orange, not regular orange.

Ararat - Some facades

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Some of the facades I displayed. Not in the same order as at BV.

Some notes on modularity:
These facades are all four deep and sit on a three deep gap at the back of the 16w footpath segments. This allows me to easily make them different widths and just arrange them to suit on the footpath modules.

It's actually the same road that had the hotel but with different cars and minifigs. The road segment is separate too and I have a narrower version of the 16w road segments without the car parks. Versatility in 2D.

I've got a couple more facades to set up and photograph and then I'll give a breakdown of the modular components.

Joris Blok, Hobo', [DustyBricks], and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. [jaster] 39 months ago | reply

    It's all just a facade.

  2. [jaster] 39 months ago | reply

    I am glad that you appreciate my humor. I try really hard.

  3. Lego Engineer 39 months ago | reply

    I much prefer a small town feel to layout than a large city. This definitely captures the look of a regional Australian town.

  4. gambort 39 months ago | reply

    ^ I agree mostly. The smaller scale of buildings lets you pack more on in the same space which helps give it a more 'real world' feel.

    However I think something really good could be done with big city suburbs. That was why I chose to go for the suburbs of Moscow rather than the city for my last big solo diorama.

  5. Lego Engineer 39 months ago | reply

    I believe big city suburbs would have potential because you can convey a busy city using apartment blocks, townhouses and small businesses without the brick-intensive skyscrapers. I think I'm just sick of clusters of tall buildings with surrounding detail that lacks character.

  6. gambort 39 months ago | reply

    The problem isn't the clusters of tall buildings, it's the fact that they drop off to nothing but green baseplates outside. Look at Jonathan Lopes' layout (on MOCpages) to see an urban layout done well.

  7. Lego Engineer 39 months ago | reply

    I am familiar with his layout and it is very well done. Everything just fits together with no spaces that are without a purpose. That's what makes a good layout, everything is there with a purpose, (No skyscrapers built in the middle of fields of green baseplates).

  8. simlego 39 months ago | reply

    LOL! At the first brief glanse, I thought that tha brown facade actually was a piano... :)

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