The building style is based on Federation era building (early 20th century) plus some inspiration from 2008 Town Plan. LEGO City has been missing humble retail stores of all sort, this particular model could made to serve in City or Modular ranges.
On display, there are painting accessories and lawn mower spares…..plus if you need a key cut there is a cutting machine by the front counter. The counter uses a 2×3 cupboard with a single drawer. There are also hardware fixtures and plumbing parts, including toilet seats on the gondola. Stickers applied to tiles would act as merchandise hanging on the wall like just like real merchandise hangs on peg board in a real hardware store. An updated image includes a paint tinting machine.
You could use the same blue and white for Mica in the U.K. or red and white for True Value in the U.S.A. – using also the correct coloured logos and merchandise stickers.
Also this could be made into a modular design if you wish as well.
Ah, Christmas always brings fond memories of family and friends, enjoying Christmas dinner and opening presents. Such feelings Brickster_Tim attempted to capture in this beautiful scene of a family with Christmas tree, presents, feast on the dinner table, and fireplace complete with stockings and chimney.
“I don’t remember which contest this was made for; but whatever it was, I created this one-of-a-kind vehicle as a flying car with foldout tail fin, wings which folded upward and became a spinning rotor, big engines, and an opening cockpit. I eventually used this same idea to build a similar Technic vehicle.” – Brickster_Tim
The U-Haul Moving Truck was created for a LEGO City Vehicles contest a couple of years ago. While it is a fat, bulky thing, it has some pretty accurate details, including the orange stripes, the uhaul lettering, a pull-out loading ramp, and an opening back door. Also included is a couple of minifigures loading up a couch.
“Constructed out of a bunch of Hero Factory parts, this little bug has the unusual feature of round ball pieces for eyes. I didn’t really put a lot of effort into this; but still, despite the poor camera quality, it does look pretty good.” – Brickster_Tim
Along with a few extra minifigures, makeshift houses, and slightly altered Knights’ Kingdom II and Kingdoms sets, the horse-driven catapult rumbles into battle as the Lion Knights give weapons to the villagers and chase the frightened Dragon Knights out of town.
“This giant catapult was created for a Lego contest several years ago in which I was required to build (can you guess?) something to defend a village. You also might notice a clever use of slope bricks to simulate the female minifigure running in a dress.” – Brickster_Tim