Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Short Modular Buildings - Stores in the Cafe Corner Style

Name of Model: Hermes Store
Created by: Jared Chan
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At one point, there was a rumor that the next Cafe Corner style set would be sand blue. It's a shame that we didn't get a new kit in that color, but this model would be hard to top even if Jamie Berard (the designer of Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, and Grand Emporium) did pursue that color in an official set. While this whole model is fantastic, some highlights include the horse statue, the clothing racks, and the stunning architecture. The corner in particular is an interesting trick - instead of putting a full edge on the building with an angled doorway and windows, we get a column that just rounds things off. I'm pretty sure the texture there is achieved by use of click hinge bricks facing opposite directions. Corrected by a reader Wednesday morning: This effect is built sideways in two different directions - those tiles are actually attached to 1x2 slopes, and we're seeing the sloped surface face outward. A clever and very easy solution!

This is just one part of a full street created by this one builder. You can see photos of all his modular buildings on flickr.

1 comment:

Jameson said...

Actually, the corner is made of alternating 1x2 slopes.