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Old Posted Nov 17, 2014, 7:44 PM
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That is amazing Decojim! The design of the crown is especially admirable!
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Next Modular Building


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I think the upcoming modular building set is quite a disappointment. The façades are way too simple on both buildings and have no texture (I don't think using the 1x2 masonry bricks so unsparingly counts as texture). The alleyway in between is nice, along with how the balconies sort of echo that space between. I feel like the parapet details are way too dumbed down as well since they appear to only utilize one or two already oddly-shaped elements instead of using smaller pieces to evoke an overall theme. The backside only further disappoints, in my opinion.

Overall, though, there's a definite lack of placement in architectural context, which I thought was the whole point of this series from the beginning?
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2014, 11:34 PM
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Agreed on the parapet comment. The scale doesn't seem right with the rest of the building. They look really clumsy.
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Wow. I love it! My favorite Detroit building. How much does that monster weigh??
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The building weighs approximately 190 pounds (86 KG), which is more than my Penobscot building due to thicker walls and the larger number of small detail parts. Only my Fisher Building (version 3 is almost 300 pounds / 135 KG) is heavier.

RE: Detective Office:
The nice thing about the Cafe Corner series (or any LEGO sets for that matter) is that if you do not like an aspect of it, you replace any portion of it with a better design. I think its a good set (as are the other CC series sets) because it comes with over 2,200 parts that are good for architecture in general. I am not a set collector so maintaining the "integrity" of the set is not that important.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:23 PM
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I though I read that this was just a MOC that someone was trying to get built like the Ghostbusters set and so on.
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I love it though if it is going to be built.
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Detroit Skyline in LEGO

Yesterday me and other members of the Michigan LEGO Users Group / Train Club (MichLUG/MichLTC) completed the setup of our annual train and town layout at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. I believe this is the largest LEGO skyline that we have displayed in MichLUG history.

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The display is at the museum from November 24, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
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Man, those are beautiful. The Guardian Building and the David Stott Building are my faves. So pretty. Detroit has some of my favorite old towers anyway, but seeing them modeled in LEGO is incredible. What building is that in the lower left?
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Man, those are beautiful. The Guardian Building and the David Stott Building are my faves. So pretty. Detroit has some of my favorite old towers anyway, but seeing them modeled in LEGO is incredible. What building is that in the lower left?
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The building in the lower left with the clock tower is a model of the Union Depot (1893 - 1971) which stood on 3rd and Fort Street. After sitting vacant for 3 years, it was torn down in 1974. I made that model as well.

http://www.historicdetroit.org/building/union-depot/
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