The Grand Billund is a huge Modular style Lego MOC, created by Will. It is a corner building that features a very fancy hotel, modern elevator, a hotel restaurant called the Billund Bistro, and a swanky rooftop pool. Most of the official Lego modular buildings are three floors, but this hotel stands at five floors. A multi-story hotel sign similar to the Cafe Corner points to the front door. Which has doors (similar to the Palace Cinema) manned by a bellhop that open up into a spacious lobby. The second floor through the forth are small but completely furnish hotel rooms. Three per floor. The fifth floor features a penthouse suite. A perfect room to spend a night in after getting married at the nearby Town Hall.
The biggest (litereraly) feature of the building is the modern glass elevator. Lit up with bright green lights it is the quickest way up to your floor. The Grand Billund hotel is all wired up for night. The different color temperature LEDs shows off the older part of the building and the newer remodeled area, a great detail.
The bridal suite has very lavish furnishings. A huge bed, massive mirror (from the Assembly Square), balcony access, and a full kitchen. All thats left is the rooftop. The only way up to the top is by the glass elevator, but once outside your Lego Minifigures can enjoy a refreshing pool, hot tub, and lounge around in the sun. The SNOT style flooring is especially eye catching.
The Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel is extremely charming and popular. This Lego MOC is amazingly difficult to find, but a few more photos of this modular hotel have surfaced. The Lovely Hotel made its first appearance at the Fujiyama Lego Camp ’12. This pink and purple Cafe Corner mod was displayed between the other town and train creations. This is a total conversion of the famous Cafe Corner (10182), replacing everything with Friends inspired details. This creation would fit in perfectly in any Heartlake City display, and would be at home in a Modular Building layout.
When entering the Hotels front entrance an Ice Cream parlor can be found on the first floor. Here the Lego Friends can chill out and watch the coming and goings of the crowded streets outside. The entrance into the building can be found on the right side of the building. The first two rooms occupy the second floor, accessible from the narrow staircase. Each room features a stylish bed, and vanity. On the top floor is the penthouse suite. This room is jam packed with a full bathroom, bed, vanity, telephone, chandelier, and even custom curtains.
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It seems like every major city has an International Hotel. And, it is about time your Lego city got one too. An International Hotel would fit perfectly in the Lego Modular Building theme. The stark white trim, gold accents, and light blue color of this hotel gives this hotel a very regal look. This is the place all the rich Lego Minifigures would stay. There is a lot going on with the facade here. In a lot of ways this Lego International Hotel feels like an official Lego set. The little details, like the white round piece in the windows, the clock, and the grey statues all feel like something Lego would do. Which is a compliment. This is a really cool modular style building.
The new Lego Architecture set, the United Nations Headquarters (21018), has just been released and with it comes details about whats next. According to a Lego survey, the Marina Bay Sands (21021) is coming soon. The Marina Bay Sands is a massive casino located in Singapore. It features an extremely unique design, with a full shopping mall and massive outdoor rooftop pool. It kind of looks like someone took a cruise ship and placed it on top of three skyscrapers. Hah.
Thanks to Brickset for revealing the early details.
The Lego Friends theme has been a wild success for Lego. The first truly successful “girls” line of Lego. There have been many other attempts by Lego to break into the “pink“ isle at the local toy store. But this has lead to a lot of criticism about the separation based on gender of Lego themes. And this segregation away from the other Lego sets certainly doesn’t help Lego keep a gender neutral position. There sure is a lot of pink, purple and tan in the Lego Friends theme, but the building designs, techniques and imagination involved are the same that makes Lego so popular.
One of the most impressive Lego Friends MOCs is this Lovely Hotel. The actual design is almost an exact match to the famous Lego Cafe Corner (10182). The designer of this put a lot of work into modifying the Cafe Corner, and converting it to the Friends color scheme. With some really great ideas, such as using the hair decoration pieces for window dressing. Even the trademark entry sign has been recreated with flowers and ice cream (the original is made from ski’s and a coffee mug). It makes the ground level of the Lovely Hotel an Ice Cream parlor instead of a Cafe, which is a great fit with this theme. This whole build almost feels like it is made out of candy, and it could easily fit into a larger candyland theme.