The Belle Epoche is a modular style Lego building created by Utanapishtim. This five story building is inspired by Brussels architecture. The building is mainly white, tan, and gray with some red and brown accents. The limited color choices helps to make this building look like it is from a real life example. The use of repeating patterns is one of the key features of modular buildings. The alternating white and tan strips look especially good. One of the stand out details is that most of the windows feature archs that are brick built. A very fragile technique that has all the pieces connected with half set studs. It is also good to see two different style of balconies. The droid arm style which can be found in some of the official buildings, and the more detailed column design that can be seen on the sides. The brick built lamp posts are an excellent design, a more classic and detailed design. The Minifigure sextant pieces are put to good use. The only question left is how to detail the interior…
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.
This is the Modular Bait Shop And Grocery Lego MOC created by Versteinert. This whole building is an alternate build for the Old Fishing Store (21310). It uses 1,995 pieces of the original 2033. These type of builds are always really interesting. Being constrained by the parts of another set forces you to get creative. The end building looks like it could be an official Lego set. The Bait Shop and Grocery store are fully detailed inside. The Grocery specializes in seafood, and the Bait Shop is fully stocked for any outdoor outing. The second floor is an apartment with bed, sofa, and even a telescope. Perfect for looking into rear windows. The stairs up from the apartment lead to a neglected attic hiding some forgotten TNT. This is a great modular building, the green planks work well, and the food sign is full of a lot of character.
It you happen to have the Old Fishing Store, and want to transform it into the Bait Shop and Grocery Modular Building the designer has created a set of instructions. They look just like the official manuals, and even cover such topics as what to do with stickers.
“Inspired by the ornate architecture of New Orleans, this modular brings a touch of the Big Easy to the Modular street. At ground level is a gumbo restaurant with indoor fountain, a beignet bakery, a pirate statue (containing hidden treasure), and a wall fountain being sipped at by a bayou frog.”
This Lego MOC, created by inklingbricks, looks almost like an official release. The Lego Modular New Orleans Jazz Club contains three floors, perfectly matching the scale of other Modulars. On the side is also the narrowest building ever created. Between these two structures there is a restaurant, bakery, bar, club, and store. It even looks like the Blues Brothers are booked upstairs. This modular moc also contains a whole lot of easter eggs and secrets, all ready to be discovered. Finally the Jazz sign on top is perfectly built with a lego saxophone.