Sun, January 2, 2011, 20:33
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?