Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lepin 15003 Town Hall Modular Building Review - Part Two

Hello and welcome back to the construction of the Lepin Town Hall modular building.  Sorry for the taking so long to get to this second update.   Part One of the Town Hall build can be found here.     Without further ado, let's return to the Town Hall to see how the build is progressing.

Day Five



Most of this day involved constructing the Town Hall's elaborate facade which includes the columns and support system for the portico.  


 Interior wise, not much has changed on the main floor.  We find our mini figure couple in the auditorium having a lively exchange.  Let's hope they're not bickering about something already.


In the previous post I thought that the first floor was pretty much completed, but I was wrong.  There's another couple of rows of dark gray bricks that were installed with more windows at the back of the building.  Wow, this first floor is almost as high as the main floor of the Fire Brigade modular.


Did a preliminary test of the elevator and it's working fine.  I'm really looking forward to the completion of the main floor front facade.   That's it for another ten steps done!

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Day Six


Day six was probably the most challenging part of the Town Hall build because it is between steps 48 thru 61 where you will recall from my previous post that the Lepin instruction manual was incorrectly put together.   The area that was specifically affected was the portico that protrudes from the front of the building.  I improvised as much as I could, before going on-line to confirm the proper brick placement.

Here is the completed facade and I must say that this is my most favourite element of the Town Hall.  


Here's a closer look at the exquisite details of the portico.  My only nitpick is that the front doors can't fully open because of the proximity of the columns.  



I would love to rebuild the front so that it protrudes out further giving some space between the columns and the front walls.

At long last the ground floor is finished!  We started to lay our first orange-brown bricks.


Here's the helicopter view of the completed main floor.  Day six done.

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Day Seven



On Day seven, we start a new level, yay!  Although it's still ten steps, it doesn't look like we accomplished much today, other than laying down the foundation of the second floor.


A lamp post and landscaping completes the front of the Town Hall . I install the second floor onto the first for a quick test fit.


Unlike the first floor which was mostly light and dark gray, the second floor will be composed primarily of the red brown bricks.  This is a unique colour for me, as I don't have any other bricks in this colour in my collection.


Looks like the mini figure couple is taking some preliminary photos on the steps of the Town Hall with their professional wedding photographers.  I guess they can't wait for the Town Hall building to finish construction.  Sorry for the delays!   Day seven over and out.

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Day Eight




The second floor walls are starting to take shape and they were quick to bring in the furnishings, such as the office desks, lamps and rug.


Everybody is already testing out their workspaces before the second floor is even completed.  Luckily the second floor railings are in place so nobody accidentally falls into the first floor from all the excitement.


The original office administrator's (we don't say secretary anymore do we?) was a tad too small for her impending workload, so I gave her a L shaped desk and gave her some technology in the form of a computer.

Here's a closer look at the admin's desk.


Hey wait, is that Spiderman paying us a visit and posing for pictures? Cool!


At the back, the window sills have been installed to support the second storey windows.  So this was a fairly long blog post that covered the activities spanning days five through eight.  I guess there will need to be a third blog post to report on the final completion of the Lepin Town Hall.  Stay tuned and thanks for looking!

Update: here's the third and final post for the Lepin Town Hall review

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