You may not see these two buildings next to each other on a normal street… but in LEGOville, the only thing that counts is that they both be made of bricks!
On the left is the Hotel Española, while on the right we have a very modern style pizza place.
Both buildings feature detailed reverse sides as well!
For the Hotel Española, the main catalyst was the dark orange reverse slopes. The rest of the build grew around those, incorporating dark orange again here and there but mostly sticking to a clean white architecture.
The highlights of the back are the alley lights and the large windows.
The next mini-modular creation – a pizza place – is a little more unconventional, with several unusual techniques contributing to its unique shape.
First of all, I set out to make the color-scheme match the colors of the printed pizza slice that figures on the front. So after a bit of tan wall comes a stripe of yellow, and then an even thinner stripe of red, achieved with headlight bricks.
Note the dual colored doors. With cheese slopes on top, there were no attachment points for the headlight bricks above, so those needed to be attached to the top plate and not to the bottom.
The next unusual bit comes from the use of tiles in a sideways orientation to allow me to attach plates stud-to-stud. This let me use arches upside-down for a U shape.
Attaching clips to tiles is also unconventional… at least it was, before the introduction of the new clip mold – for a good reason, because the old style of clips is prone to breaking when used in this way. Tiles, however, don’t stress the parts nearly as much as a plate would.
I finished the back off with a trash can and a AC unit, besides two back doors. It would have been nice to incorporate a drive-thru somehow, but given the small footprint, that probably wouldn’t have been feasible!
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