"I Can Make You Ice Cream", or "La-La La La-Lah My Milkshake & etc"

I don't normally like cafe corner standard buildings; in fact, I tend to make jokes like "if i see that fucking cafe corner one more time..." (like "that fucking cat", see) but in fact, there are a few that do not deserve such guilt by association.

Brickshelf guy "TijgerSan", who appears to be a European (because he has De Bouwsteen pics in his folder, that sounds Euro-ish, right?) has been tweaking this little number on brickshelf for a couple weeks now, and I figured it was time to blog it.

First of all, I like this MOC for what it isn't: it isn't dull and gray, it isn't just a partially modified stock set , and it isn't hastily constructed just to fill a slot in a public display. That about covers all the pitfalls of this type of thing.

Now onto what recommends it: the curved slope lintels are nice, the flowerboxes are great, and the technic axles as wall detail actually might have some promising uses. Also using the steampunk smoke element as ice creams deserves an "NPU". I appreciate that he bothered to put the tile floor at an angle on the first floor, but I wish he had taken the bricklink money he spent frivolously on those printed dishes from the first Hogwarts set and used it to get some umbrellas for the tables instead. The big ice cream cone statue from a Batman set looks a little odd there as well, but I suppose it's more legos-purist than printing a sticker for a shop sign.

Very decent work though. Zombie apoc builders, sit up and take note.

11 comments:

  1. "steampunk smoke element"

    I lol'd. Sure wish I could greentext though.

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  2. Dunno 'bout what your ice cream people attract customers with but being sort of europen-ish myself I instantly recogniced the big ice cream cone statue for what it was:
    http://www.werbe-figuren.com/Media/Shop/kugeleis-refl_gross.jpg

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  3. You recognized the big ice cream cone statue for what it was: a big ice cream cone statue? I am confused here. Is it the logo of some ice cream company or whatever?

    -Lenny

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  4. No. Ice cream parlors just put big ice cream cone statues in front of their shops here. Not all, but many of them. So it doesn't look a little odd there but completely right.

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  5. what he's trying to say, Lenny, is that he's from Europe, so he's better than us. And he'd be right.

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  6. Yo Kevoh, I'm real happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but Cafe Corner is one of the best sets of ALL TIME!

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  7. Derek,
    The insult isn't against the Cafe Corner set, but MOCs that are "cafe corner standard buildings". I supposed Jonesy's complaint is that too often people use the standard and association to the original, great set to improve the perception of their mediocre creation. Quite often people miss the possibility for great details and interesting building designs, instead opting for copy-catting.

    The ice cream parlor is great, as Jonesy says, because it does what the original set did: Innovate.

    -Lenny

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  8. I don't think you "get" it, -Lenny.

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  9. Imma let you finish Lenny, I'm real happy for you, but Jesse Alan Long had one of the best "don't get the joke" posts of all time. OF ALL TIME.

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