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Here is a nice medieval themed modular build. Yep, I'm back on the modular horse again. Then again, when did I ever get off? :)

Release this set in my country or in germany, and it will be a success.

This is the same kind of house we have in north-east (region Alsace).

 

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A rather colorfully beautiful street scene filled with many Friends style modular buildings built by the lovely talented, Kristel. You can see all the individual houses in her Flickr gallery and download the instructions for each on her site.

 

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Friends Modular Street>Friends Modular Street by kjw010, on Flickr

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Friends Modular Street>Friends Modular Street by kjw010, on Flickr

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Friends Modular Street>Friends Modular Street by kjw010, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/sets/72157634019582348/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/sets/72157635208645396/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/sets/72157644767716550/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/sets/72157644767716580/

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Here by L@GO is basically a modularized minifigure scale version of the unique set given away at each store opening. Even though the base design was a straight section and this is a corner unit, I think he did a great job regardless and it looks better like this in a way as you can see more of the store from the outside. The mini-builds reminiscent of the ones found in those advent calendars work great here and the Pick-a-Brick wall is spot-on same as everything else.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/legolago/sets/72157645103720918/

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Here by L@GO is basically a modularized minifigure scale version of the unique set given away at each store opening. Even though the base design was a straight section and this is a corner unit, I think he did a great job regardless and it looks better like this in a way as you can see more of the store from the outside. The mini-builds reminiscent of the ones found in those advent calendars work great here and the Pick-a-Brick wall is spot-on same as everything else.

 

That's awesome!

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This next feature may not be the most impressive modular design. However, it is one of the few I have seen where someone tackled the concept for trying to design a modular house in a 8x32 space. You heard right, it is only eight studs wide! Just in case before someone asks, there really was a baseplate officially released from Lego which measures 8x32 in green.

 

Modular Apartment by L@GO

http://www.flickr.com/photos/legolago/sets/72157626531752545/

Now if the above wasn't up your alley then feast your eyes on this row of mainly 8-stud wide buildings with the exception of a single 6 wide abode. Very fancy I should say but none feature an interior whatsoever. The instructions are available for purchase on the builder's website.

 

Brickstreet

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Adding to the above, it would seem that 8-wide buildings are actually a thing. Who knew? Turns out in real life there are structures called a spite house (aka 'skinny house' in a couple cases). The dimensions of those vary unlike the modular house standards in Lego, of course, but the general idea is the same about one building of an odd shape looking out of place from everything else around it as if to 'spite' them. Anyway, I found a bunch more 8-wide modular builds. Most are real while a couple done digital but all interesting one way another.

 

Spite House by Carbohydrates

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8-wide modular house by slovakiasteph

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Eight-wide modular building by Frederik Hedenskog

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A MOC of 19W 46th St New York, NY by RTN LNA

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Eight wide modular house by Dean Moody

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I'm starting to see the allure of these tiny cots. I believe I have at least two 8x32 baseplates in green somewhere. All they need is a good thorough cleaning and a design worthy to be built upon them. Now these last two are not single 8-wide structures but they are oddly shaped with one building being 20 stud wide and the other 12 wide.

 

brown and grey modular buildings by alex54

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Canal Street Houses by Brick City Depot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58481341@N06/sets/72157629412437839/

Well I believe that is it for 'spite houses' and odd shaped modulars in general. I honestly can't think or find anything else similar at this point. Until next time!

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I just finished building the Corner Cafe with my daughter and saw this model on the back of the box and then again at the end of the instructions. Definitely piqued my interest and after a quick search I was led right back here. : )

 

Thanks for posting the links, should be helpful if I give it a shot!

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a lot of interesting techniques, but me no like. polls on first 2 floors don't work and weird angles on the third. I may not like but i'm sure the builder loves it.

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