Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lepin 15008 Green Grocer Modular Building Set Review - Part 3



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Hello, if you've just joined us, this post is about building the third floor of the Lego knockoff Lepin 15008 Green Grocer modular building.  I take pictures of the sets as I build them, so you can see what the Lepin build and brick quality is like.  In the above picture, I have just finished the third floor base.

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The Green Grocer third floor walls and windows are now in place.  I like the neat hot water radiator design under the rear window.  I also put in the railings for the staircase.

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This is the rear view and you can see there's the makings of the fire escape exit.

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Just pointing out the nice pendulum clock.  That and the rug is all the furnishings you get on the third floor.  Pretty sparse layout.

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I put the staircase in and the upper window elements.  The front facade is starting to match the design scheme of the second floor now.

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Here's the completed front with bay window.

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A final look at the third floor interior.

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I've attached the sloping roof tiles now.

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This is how the structures look from the inside.

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And with that, I have positioned the third floor onto the rest of the Green Grocer building.

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Just some views.  Front corner elevation.

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Rear corner elevation.

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This is the back of the Green Grocer building.  As I mentioned in my previous post, the black windows are my own substitution, and the garbage bin is an addition from the Lepin Parisian Restaurant set.

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This picture gives you a good look at the fire escape and how it all fits together between the second and third floors.

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The Rooftop


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This is the formation of the Green Grocer rooftop.

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Another view of it.

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Here's how the rooftop looks as per the original design.  It has doorway into the third floor staircase and it opens up onto a small terrace.  Take a good look at this picture now, because then you will see what is to come later.

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This is the front of the roof top.

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The completed rooftop with all the embellishments including railings and chimney stack.


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Here is the rooftop with the furnished terrace.  There's what appears to be a BBQ with open lid, and a small seating area with chairs and umbrella.  The terrace is adorned with flowers boxes also.  At this point, the rooftop is still the original design, but if you know me, I never leave things alone.


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Do you notice anything different between this picture and the previous one?  I mean besides the presence of the minifigure.

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Not sure?  Ok, how about this side view, maybe now you will notice the change.  It's all very subtle but it was a challenge to do.


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Ok, if you still don't know, I raised the height of the roofline by several bricks and added a canopy over the door opening.

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What I like about the taller roofline is that it gives a better visual appearance, especially the proper sense of scale when a minifigure is present.


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The bay window turret required that I turn the rear angle plates around to accommodate the new slope of the rooftop.

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The Lepin Green Grocer with rooftop modification is all done.

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Just one more picture before we go.

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Finally, here's the Lepin Green Grocer in it's new home next to the Lepin Town Hall.

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That's it, bye and thanks for looking!

Oh wait,  in case you were wondering whatever happened with my Aliexpress dispute regarding the missing baseplate and other bricks I talked about in my first Green Grocer post, Aliexpress ruled in my favour and I got a refund of 50% back. Woohoo!

If you want to see my previous posts about the Lepin Green Grocer you can find them here and here.

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2 comments:

  1. Nice luck with the refund! I like that you've added height. I've been adding height to my sets as well, usually the thin tiles to give extra architecture appeal/detail.

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  2. If you can, please do a post about the quality of the non-lego (bootleg, fake, clone, etc) products vs the real Lego products, brand by brand, this would help us by a lot when trying to purchase new sets! (Try using a rating scheme: 'x' out of 10, being 10 Lego quality, and compare different aspects, like brick quality, colour, clutch, consistency, design and minifigure overall). Thank you, your blog rocks!

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