LEGO® and Men’s Wear Stores Second Update (MOC)
Not long ago, I posted the first look at my custom LEGO® Store upgrade and new men’s formal wear store. Since then, I have continued chugging along with the design. The next level of each building is now available to share. So, without further ado, here is the second update for my LEGO® and men’s formal wear stores.
The second floor of my LEGO® flagship store features Creator sets. Additionally, I have included a storm trooper display, and the Ultimate Collector’s Edition Millennium Falcon on the display. I suspended the Falcon from the ceiling in the previous version of the store too. However, this time I updated the design a little and hung it over the staircase. The build itself was from an old Star Wars advent calendar. I replaced the plain grey disc on top with a patterned one. In addition to Star Wars and Creator, the store features a bin of collectible Minifigure series packets.
As I mentioned in the first look for this build, the men’s wear store is an adaptation of the Creator 3-in-1 Townhouse Toy Store. In addition to being a mirror image, the exterior of the building also deviates from the original on the second floor. The original was a very bright blue. Mine is lime green. The original featured a small balcony on the second floor and was a little smaller than my version. The only bricks I own in the original shade of blue are from the Townhouse Toy Store. Consequently, I did not have enough bricks to maintain the same color scheme. However, I did have a lot of unused lime green hanging around. Subsequently, I redesigned the upper level to be green and white.
The second floor of the formal wear shop is a fitting and tailoring space. There is a rack of blazers and pants on the wall. A pedestal in the center of the floor allows measuring customers for tailoring. Additionally, I designed a custom sewing machine for the corner of the room and placed scissors and a marker hanging from the wall.
If there is one thing that I learned from LEGO® Masters and Brick Masters Amy and Jamie, it is that LEGO® builds need to tell a story. Additionally, I often enjoy the little Minifigure stories included in sets. Consequently, I try to include tales in my own custom builds as often as possible. I added a small story to the build here. Since it is a mom-and-pop shop, I made the owners an elderly pair. Grandma is in the store front below. Grandpa is upstairs measuring a client and using needles to pin things. I picked a Minifig in boxers with scratches and a horrified look as the customer. Gramps needs to have his eyes checked again it seems.
That is all for the LEGO® and men’s wear stores second update. I am already progressing on the third level. Therefore, I should have an update on that shortly. Hopefully, you are all enjoying following along with the progress of my latest MOC/adaptation. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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