Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Half-Size Fire Brigade (and Cafe Corner!)

Name of Model: Little Fire Brigade
Created by: Puddleglum-
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew_raehl/sets/72157625471216463/with/5260803594/
Details: Two of my favorite LEGO sets from the past few years are the Fire Brigade and Cafe Corner. Naturally, I love the little versions as well. These are at half the scale of the originals, fitting on 16 x 16 (or 5 inches square) baseplates instead of 32 x 32 (or 10 inches square). Considering how much has to be sacrificed due to size, it's amazing how many of the original techniques still work and how much of the original look still shows through.

The Fire Brigade model was only built recently, and is based on the older miniature Little Café Corner model, which was first built in January 2009. In the time since, the builder has since been brought on as a set designer for the LEGO company.

Naturally, I think we all want to see the full set together. Apparently a miniature version of the Green Grocer is already in the works - do we have any volunteers for Market Street or the Grand Emporium?
Name of Model: Little Café Corner Revisited
Created by: marcosbessa (Marcos Bessa)
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcosbessa/sets/72157624681984936/with/5075756383/
I'm counting these two buildings as Tuesday and Wednesday's models of the day. Call it cheating, but I need a break!

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