Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hsanhe 6410-1 Corner Cafe (Starbucks) Building Set Update


The Hsanhe 6410-1 Corner Cafe set was probably my favourite of the six buildings in the Hsanhe Mini Street series, because it captures the Starbucks colour scheme nicely.  In this post, I will show you how I made the Starbucks building grow in size from Short to Grande (see what I did there?).   In case you forget how it looked originally, you can find my post about the Corner Cafe set here.

As with my other Hsanhe building conversions, I wanted to make a building that would fit onto a 16x32 baseplate, all the while retaining the design of the original set.


I was able to achieve building depth by cannabalizing most of the bricks from the Bela Friends Pet Hospital set.   I strategically placed some floor to ceiling windows on the sides of the Corner Cafe building to let more light in.

On this side there is only one window and it is used to add light to the stairwell that goes up to the rooftop terrace.

There is a rear patio which I could probably do a better job of furnishing.  I want to added some more tables and umbrellas to the rear patio.  I took the glass panes out of the frames in the back.

From this view, you are able to look into the Starbucks and you can also see the stairwell.




I didn't want each of my Hsanhe to modular conversions to be all the same, so I have tried to make each building unique in style, yet not deviating too much from the original design of the sets.  For the Starbucks/Corner Cafe, I decided to put a roof top terrace on the roof of the building.  I put railings all around the top so people wouldn't fall off.



The roof top terrace is made up of a seating area and a small stage.  The seating area is comprised of the tables and umbrellas that originally came with the set.  They used to be in the front of the building and I have moved them here instead.    Here you can see a musical couple entertaining the Starbucks patrons.


The minifigures I used warrant a closer look.  I had these minifigures sitting around from the Bozhi bootleg 16 piece set 98060.  I didn't have to do anything with the piano player minifigure, he's just perfect the way he is.  For the singer, I changed her hairstyle to make her an older lady.  I wanted this couple to look like they have a day job and have a nightclub act after hours.


I designed the Corner Cafe rooftop to come off so that you can access the building interior. 

The black blocks that make up the staircase are from Megablocks.

When you come into the Cafe, there is a row of tables and chairs agains the windows.

The barista station is on the other side of the building and fits in nicely next to the staircase.

There's also extra seating for anyone waiting for their order to go.  I like the brick wall a lot.

Another view of the inside of the Starbucks/Corner Cafe.

And here's the finished and modified Corner Cafe with the rest of the Hsanhe buildings I've modified.  This was certainly a very fun update.   I really like how the building depth makes the buildings look so much better.  Let me know if you like this design or what could be improved to make ti better.

3 comments:

  1. Hey!

    I've been reading your blog for a while now. Keep up the good work! Very helpful and detailed reviews.

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  2. Yes I was thinking of a rooftop patio with this one but also incorporating what you did with the kfc. I'll have to see if I have enough extra bricks. I love the interior stairway and how it flows with the counter.

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  3. Is there any chance you can send me the instruction for the original build? I just bought and received mine, all the parts came in except the instruction �� ive emailed the seller but haven't heard back yet.

    My email is k4kobe@gmail.com if you're cool to send to me. Thanks!

    By the way, really enjoy your site including the guide to buying too. Thanks!

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