Pics of 4429 Hospital & 4207 ‘Car Park/Garage’?

Read about a possible new set from Brickset, and went about looking for more pics from LEGO World 2012.  So apart from the 4207 ‘Car Park/Garage’, I think this might be the 4429 Hospital.  Unfortunately I absolutely can’t recall if I saw the new hospital set picture in the catalogue, but it does fit the description in Brickepedia.

There is also a cute little newspaper stand that I wish would be an impulse set… don’t you just love the printed tiles?

What do you think?

Pics are from Eiker86’s Flickr album for LEGO World 2012Do pop by and browse if you wanna see more pics of these and other nice creations.

Gallery of Hi-Res 2011 Set Pictures

Below are a few examples from each theme.  If you thought the Toy Fair 2011 pics look good, then of course these hi-res official photos look wayyyy better.

There is also a hint of more pics to come with this statement from Gizmodo: “There are a couple more secret models, but we will show those to you at a later date“. 

Hmm… I hope they don’t mean the Cars 2 range or the Spongebob sets that were not included in gallery…

You can get the full range of 2011 hi-res pics from Gizmodo’s write-up here.   Anyway for your convenience these link directly to the respective galleries:

FBTB reports on the 10219 Maersk Train

FBTB reports that the 10219 Maersk Train is a LEGO Shop@Home Exclusive and it was unveiled at LEGO World.  Yay, so it’ll be available for sale after all, and not some limited release like the Vestas set. 🙂

It’ll cost US$119.99/CA$159.99/EUR 119.99 /GBP91.99… so expect some inflated prices when when it hits Singapore’s shores.   This set should be available from Shop@Home and LEGO stores from April 1, 2011. Full details and more pictures are available from FBTB.

Not motorized like the Emerald Night, but of course you can go ahead and add a PF engine yourself.

The highly-realistic Maersk diesel-electric freight train has arrived! A replica of the real engine that operated on the railroads of America, this Maersk train features exceptional detailing and functions, such as opening driver’s cab, removable side panel revealing a detailed, 16-cylinder engine, and authentic Maersk branding. The model also includes 2 wagons and 3 containers with opening doors (1 with refrigeration detailing). The set also includes a shunter truck and detachable trailer for loading and offloading the containers. Add LEGO® Power Functions accessories to motorize!

• Includes 3 workman minifigures!
• Train measures 36″ (92cm) long!
• Building instructions include a historical description of the LEGO Group/A.P. Moller Maersk Group cooperation and a timeline of the products launched!
• Containers can be loaded side-by-side or stacked!
• Motorize your Maersk train by adding LEGO Power Functions 8878 Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box, #8887 Transformer 10V DC, #8884 Power Functions IR Receiver, 8879 Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control and 88002 Power Functions Train Motor!

New Exclusive Set: 10219 Maersk Train

UPDATE ON 18 Feb: It’s an official set! Read more in this new post!

UPDATE ON 3 Feb: New pics found by EB’s Bachus.  You can read more from this thread.

Brickset brings us news of a new exclusive set 10219 “Maersk train set, consisting of a Maersk liveried locomotive, container flats and container handling vehicle, at“.  Looks good huh?  Discuss and read more about it at Brickset.

Some MOCs I Like

Decided to clear my backlog of MOCs to feature by starting with ‘contemporary’, since I found another 2 that I like today.  Both feature the use of custom decals that look good.  Kinda inspiring. 🙂

LEGO Newsstand by lgorlando – haven’t seen any new buildings from him for a while. Hope won’t have to wait too long for the next one!

Red Box DVD rental & Pepsi Vending Machine by tehLEGOman 

Volkswagen Kombi/Samba Van by Bruno Vaiano

Huis Ter Djik by Nieks G.

LEGO Carry Case by houghster on flickr is a Christmas present for his daughter.  It’s a really lovely present huh?  The best use of the carry case I’ve seen so far. 🙂

Fallingwater by Spencer_R, a microscale-version of architecture set 21005

New York Central M-497 by Aleksander Stein looks amazingly like the real thing.  Read more in his Flickr account.

Building A Toysrus in my Town

Long-time readers of my blog may remember that I’ve a tendency to do quite a lot of research before I start on any MOCs.  After (finally) building set 7848 Toys R Us City Truck, I decided it’s time to introduce a new toy store to my minifigs (even though I don’t have space to display it…).

To refresh your memory, 7848 looks like this: 

My peeves about this set?  The store is too small, too many stickers and the truck is too big.  I do like the miniature LEGO sets tho, as well as the idea of having a Toyr R Us in my town. 

Let’s have a look at some modular TRUs and modified TRU trucks that I wanna share again here.

Back in August 2010, I featured lgorlando‘s modular TRU (original post with more pics HERE):

And then in September 2010, I featured the ISUZU Toysrus truck by andybear@hk.

Brian Lyles recently posted his TRU corner building on MOC Pages (more interior pics there):

One more uncredited creation I found on Joystiq (if anyone knows by whom/from where, pls let me know):

But what does an actual TRU building look like?  Wasn’t sure what the latest ‘look’ for a new USA TRU stores is supposed to be.  Anyone from from USA can help?

Anyway there are loads of pics on the internet, but the one I settled on was for a largely blue building, yellow border around the automatic sliding doors, and the brand spelt in large words across the 2nd storey.  Some examples:

Why this particular look?  Well, I don’t have a blue building yet, so it adds colour to my town for one.  I also have quite a bit of blue bricks (white’s fairly depleted after a series of white buildings), and wanted to make sliding doors ever since I watched the instruction video on the LEGO website (from my previous post HERE). 

And my progress?  Well… I started this afternoon and the 1st level is mostly done I think… running into a bit of roadblock on the letterings (brick-built or print on stickers?) and lack of specific parts (since am still not ordering from BrickLink) and so I decided to take a break to blog. 

Suggestions or inspiration anyone?  Especially for a modified truck.  Anyone has instructions for smaller truck that looks like the ISUZU truck Andybear made?

Lego City MOC and techniques

Came across a couple of MOC in the past 2 days that taught me new stuff I think I could apply in my own Lego town.

First, a hotel room interior by NewRight that at first glance I thought was a real room. Hey, it was a thumbnail view on Flickr k? 😛

Next, I like the pipes in this vignette of waste collector by Ezechielle from EB (link here).

I also like the idea of using the T-junction road plates for other purposes as Bachus, also from EB, has shared (link here). He even did a step-by-step to show how it’s done, so nice!

[Side complaint: I really can’t stand how TLG insists on packing straight plates with others – evil ploy to make us buy more??].

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