Last year, we discussed several of the custom LEGO Modular Buildings by British LEGO fan bricked1980 (see links at the end of this post). His custom LEGO post office has been particularly popular due to its lovely details, and because it perfectly matches the size and style of the official LEGO Modular Buildings. Many LEGO fans requested building instructions, and suggested submitting the model to LEGO Ideas for the possibility for it to become an official LEGO set. Although bricked1980 does have a couple of smaller models on the LEGO Ideas platform (see his profile here), the custom modular buildings he designed so far were too large based on LEGO Ideas guidelines. Recently, however, he submitted a smaller LEGO Modular Building project to LEGO Ideas, which is now open for voting. 🙂
Bricks & Blooms comes with 2,587 pieces and built on a 32×32-stud baseplate. It features a three-story garden center designed to be compatible with existing LEGO Modular Buildings. The facade gives the impression of two buildings side by side, however this is just for visual interest. The front to back measurement of the building is quite narrow (similar to the #10243 LEGO Creator Parisian Restaurant). This was done to leave ample space at the back of the building for the outdoor area of the garden center.
At ground level is the garden center itself with plants and gardening tools for sale. On the street side of the garden center, fruits, veggies, and flowers are sold. At the back of the garden center, there is a large outdoor area with a glass canopy, selling plants and other gardening products. On the second floor, there is a café, accessed by steps at the back. It includes a nicely detailed kitchen and seating for guests. There is also a small balcony looking out the street below. Many garden centers in the UK also have a department with pet fish and aquatics, which you can find on the third floor of this building. In addition, a door at the side leads out to a small roof terrace area.
If you enjoy the modular garden center, and would like it to become an official LEGO set, you can vote for it on LEGO Ideas. You can also check out bricked1980’s other projects, and vote for those as well. And for the currently available official LEGO Modular Buildings, visit the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the modular garden center? Do you think it would make a good addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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