For a little while Lego made a couple of sets and Minifigures based on The Simpsons. There has been the Simpsons House, and the Kwik-E-Mart. These two sets are great, and showcase just how well the Simpsons can fit into the Lego world. But, since then there hasn’t been much. Just a Brickheadz release. One location that would be perfect as a set would be Moe’s Tavern.
As this famous Tavern serves a variety of alcoholic drinks, many people think that excludes it from being an official set. Which means fans need to build their own. Which is exactly what Dylan Lane has done with his Lego Moe’s Tavern. This build matches the classic brown and purple color scheme, and even features brick built stained glass windows. The sign is an excellent build and uses a lot of the techniques found in the official modular sets. You can find that Homer just can’t wait to get inside, and have Duff Beer.
Located in Bree, The Prancing Pony is one of the few friendly places for Hobbits. A lot happens in this small inn, the Hobbits finally meet up with Aragorn, and have a narrow escape from the Ringwraiths. This Prancing Pony inn has been recreated in Lego by Shield-and-Sword Bricks. The scene, from The Lord of the Rings, appears to be the moment that Aragorn (Strider) is helping the Hobbits escape from a trap. The details on this Lego MOC are all top notch. The rough dirt road and ground using studs to contrast with the smooth plaster and wood structure works well. Make sure to check out the Lego whips being used for some wooden detailing, and poles being used for diagonal beams. The slightly uneven 1×2 flat grey plates represents the stonework. It manages to look poorly made, and yet sturdy too.
This is the local Corner Toy Shop, a Lego MOC built by emo Lego. The store is set in the modular building scale, so it fits in well with that theme. There are a lot of details and mini builds around the building. Some even from other popular Lego sets. The first floor features a wonderful Toy Shop. Full of all kinds of toys and games for Minifigure kids. The design uses the new Lego Dots to add a lot of multi-colored details. Outside you can find a clown enticing children to buy things, and a rocket ship coin-op ride. There is a lot going on with the first floor. There is even an oversized mouth welcoming all into the bowels of fun.
Inside the toy store, you will quickly discover packed store displays and models hung up all around. It seems the store has a Lego promotion, selling multiple Lego sets including the first ever Lego Modular. The Cafe Corner. There is also a display of unique hats, hot new video games, trains, planes, and Spider Man. This is a dense Lego store.
The second floor hides a more adult themed building. A pool hall, and a fully stocked bar. The exterior sign is borrowed from the Detective’s Office Modular Building. You can see an excellent amount of detail has gone into the building as a whole. The upper two floors look like they would fit in completely with the official theme.
Then up a flight of steps you can find a service entrance. Inside is a very popular billiards game. The bar is booming. This interior includes a lot of details and mini-builds that are inspired from the Detective’s Office and The Highlander Bar. Although this bar looks much more popular.
Vinochope is a French Wine and Beer Bar founded in 2013. Recently, Lego builder J.B.F, had an exhibition at the bar. To mark the occasion they built their logo out of Lego. The wine and beer glass are instantly recognizable. The key to this build is using the Lego flexible piping to create the outline of the logo. It works extremely well when combined with the yellow and dark red plates. Check out the carefully placed white clips holding everything together. Something this simple is usually a lot more complicated then it looks.
One of the most iconic scenes from Star Wars is the hustle and bustle of the Mos Eisley Cantina. Lego has never done a good set based on the Cantina, which has caused a lot of people to take it on themselves.
This Mos Eisley Cantina is the creation of Flickr user Ar Sparfel. It has everything a good Cantina would need. The great central bar where Ponda Baba losses his arm, the band Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes rocking out, and even the booth where Han shot Greedo first. So much great stuff in a relatively small build. It even looks like a roof may have been built, which would be great to see in the future.