Lego Town Population Boom

Lego Town has continued to grow since my last Lego post. There was a lot of construction just after Christmas. Things have slowed down considerably since then. There has been one new addition though! The Lego Creator Bike and Coffee Shop. Hubby has decided to separate the two buildings in this set because that’s the way it happens to fit on the table best at this moment in time.

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Above is the outside of the Bike Shop. You can see the bike in the window. Both buildings are two story, smaller than the regular modular sets. Below is a bird’s eye view of the Bike Shop. It comes with a rooftop BBQ.

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The building also opens up so you can see inside. The bottom floor is the shop and above is an apartment with a bed and kitchenette. You get to the apartment from a ladder inside the Bike Shop. I guess the Bike Shop owner must live in the apartment.

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Across the street is the Coffee Shop which, in my opinion, was long overdue. How can a town not have a coffee shop?! Like the Bike Shop, it’s two story and opens so you can see the inside.

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The Coffee Shop has indoor and outdoor seating. It even has an ATM machine on the side there. Hubby has a cop outside the shop enjoying his java. The cop came from his Lego advent calendar I think. The apartment upstairs has a nice balcony and a private entrance out back (unlike the Bike Shop).

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The shop serves cupcakes (the pink things), pie and coffee. Hubby gave Emo Chick from Series 12 the job of manning the cash.

Since this set was bought from the official Lego Store, at the beginning of the month, Hubby got freebies! A flower cart and a Lego friends golf thing. He built the flower cart and is saving Lego Friends for Ebay.

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The Lego Town population has also been booming lately. So much so that construction can’t keep up and many minifigs have been left homeless! Luckily, the Lego Minifigure Series characters come with stands, so they’ve been converted into statues for the time being. Hubby decided he wanted to start collecting the Series minifigs. For those of you who don’t know, they all come packaged like this.

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So you have no idea what you are getting. There is a new set every year and the previous year becomes retired (hard to find). He got a few of Series 12 (last year) before they all sold out, now he is on to Series 13. Last week, we were in an art supply store getting stuff I needed to keep on drawing and art journaling when he stumbled across a collection of Series 12 packages. Who would have thought you’d find them in an art store?? Obviously not too many people because they haven’t sold out yet. Anyway, I went shopping and left Hubby to feel up the Lego baggies trying to figure out which was which. He did really well. He got all of the ones from Series 12 that he wanted, with no duplicates! Here is his collection of Series minifigs so far.

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And we found our favourites from Series 13….Unicorn Girl! Whoohoo!

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A Very Lego Summer: NYC Edition

It looks like Hubby’s Lego craze is continuing. If you missed the beginning of the Lego saga, read this post. There have been new additions to his Lego city and we did everything Lego in NYC. By everything Lego, I mean we saw the Rockefeller Lego Store, we saw the Lego exhibits at FAO Schwartz and the Times Square ToysRus. Below is the Rockafeller Center complete with Batman watching over the area.

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There was even…wait for it…..a Lego art exhibit! I’m not kidding! It was actually a really great exhibit. It’s called The Art of the Brick. It’s a combination of original pieces and Lego replicas of famous works. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who may go see it, but I’ll post my favourite piece here, Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Van Gogh is a favourite of mine.

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We found out we could save over $50 on Creator sets if we bought them while in the US. He decided he had to get the movie theatre next. The NYC Lego store however, was severely lacking, they didn’t have it! So he got the Parisian Cafe instead. We passed another Lego store in a Mall on the way home. That one had the Movie Theatre, so now there are two new Lego sets! Am I crazy to be letting him get this stuff? It’s taking over my kitchen table! I figure as long as it’s his “fun money” he is spending and he’s enjoying it, it’s ok. I decided to jump on the Lego band wagon too….I found myself a Unikitty keychain. Ridiculous, I know, but I really like Unikitty.

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We’ve been home a few days now and both Lego sets have been built. The Cafe took him an entire day to build. Here is the movie theatre. It was modeled after the famous Asian-looking theatre in Hollywood. I love the roof. The details are amazing. It even comes with a walk of fame and a limo.

The Cafe was more complicated. It had indoor and outdoor seating as well as the kitchen. The 2nd floor was an apartment with an artist’s loft on the top floor.

And now, here is Hubby’s little Lego town; a Pet Shop, a townhouse, Two Apartments, a movie Theatre, A Cafe and artist’s Loft and a house int he back.

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