LEGO Modular Bank Main View

I built this in May 2011, just before I moved house... so I never got around to finishing it! I only just found the quick pics I took stuck on an old USB. It took a week to do this much but could have used another design pass - just the new array of pearl gold parts released since mid-2011 would come in handy.


The architecture is Art Nouveau inspired with a touch of gaudy imperial splendour in delicious shades of sand green, pearl gold, dark tan and nougat (aka medium dark flesh). The dark tan leaf arrangement as centrepiece reminds me of the odd way the Brits often added local tropical motifs such as spiky pineapples to their gilt crystal chandeliers and candelabaras etc in the colonies.

  • Exxplosivo 4y

    TBB described this as 'art niveau'. I'd describe it as 'Atlantis'. Or a Dwemer dungeon...
  • Dave Ware 4y

    Beautiful! Could inspire a street of CC style fantasy buildings, which I don't think I've ever seen. Really great work.
  • Jared If only I remembered.... 4y

    Absolutely brilliant!
  • JimButcher 4y

    Svelte!!!!!!!! You're back! You probably don't remember me but we've missed you at EB. Come visit sometime!

    Awesome MOC as well. Love the colors and the sun-like design.
  • Dita Svelte 4y


    Of course I remember you! I never walk past 'Jim's Butcher' in a nearby suburb without thinking of you. Not to mention that airport fiction guy. I will be back soon.
  • WhiteFang (Eurobricks) 4y

    Svelte, amazing work! We missed you! We really do. :)
  • Ryan H PRO 4y

    Looks awesome! Love the colors!
  • Jonathan Grzywacz 4y

    I realize that I am really late to the party, but this is a truly fantastic build. Blogged on Brick Town Talk!
  • Dita Svelte 4y

    Jonathan Grzywacz

    Woot! Thanks for the shoutout! :)
  • Gregorovich9 4y

    What a way to come back! I really like all the details, and the shape of the building is lovely. The colourscheme has to be my favourite part, though, as it's just so classy looking. However, I can't quite tell what shade of green you've used. Is it one of those Scala colours or something?

    Fantastic work, and welcome back!
  • Dita Svelte 4y


    Just regular old sand green with accents of dark green... nothing too uncommon.
  • Gregorovich9 4y

    Okay, thanks. I usually dislike the sand green colour, but it looks really nice here.
  • Bartosz Kacprzyk 4y

    Absolutely beautiful.
  • Guy H PRO 4y

    This makes my heart soar....
  • Patrick Selzer 3y

    Dita Svelte Amazing buld! love the color scheme! have a question for you , you mention a set "10224 town hall" do you have any info/ images of this set you can share? i have searched for it and can find nothing :(
  • Jonathan Gilbert PRO 3y

    Patrick Selzer I just did a google search for "10224 town hall" and it is the first three pictures that come up. It is the next CC building, not for sale yet, but it will be the tallest one yet.
  • Siegfried Glina PRO 3y

    Very cool as usual.
  • Chris 3y

    Wow! So many great colors and wonderful details inside and out.
  • Silent Commander 3y

    wow amazing building
  • Andee Dyke 3y

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