Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lepin 01011 Friends Pizzeria - MOD


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Hi bootleg brick fans, today I wanted to show you my latest project, which is turning the Lepin 01011 Friends Pizzeria into a full fledged modular building.  I reviewed the Lego bootleg set back in the fall of 2017 and you can find the original pics and build here.

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So I wanted to retain the look of the original building but wanted a multi-storey building which would integrate into my Its-Not-Lego town.  This modular building has three floors, the lowest floor being a pizza takeaway shop, and a pizzeria restaurant occupying the second and third floors of the building.

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We will look at each floor in detail later, but for now we will tour the outside.  The building depth is 20 studs deep with the building centered on the 16x32 base plate.  That leaves 8 studs for the front walkway and similar amount in the back.  I've used a variety of bricks to construct the modular.  From the side of the building, you can see that I've got a few colours happening.  Mostly burgundy on the main floor, tan and beige on the second, and mostly beige on the third floor.

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I managed to retain the windows and awnings on the second floor.  On the original Lepin/Lego design this would have been the first floor with a door separating the windows.  I've added some detailed bricks  to the front of the building, both on the first and second floor.  The third floor also retains the outdoor terrace and arched windows.  Even the foliage and awnings were maintained.

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Since the original Lego/Lepin design didn't have a backside to the building, this is where I had to make it up as I went.  On the main floor, I added a back door for deliveries.  The second and third floors get some protruding windows sourced from an old Wange 34052 villa set.  The burgundy wall panels on the fist floor are from the Sluban building that came with the Building Tower set M38-B0555.  The tan bricks on the second floor were sourced from the Sluban City School building M38-B0333.  Additional beige bricks for the third floor also come from the Wange 34052 set.


The First Floor


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The first floor pizza takeout shop has a big picture window next to the front door.  Inside there's a stair case that goes up to the second floor for patrons who want to dine in.

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 For express take-away service, customers  place their order at the counter.  At the counter, there is a display for pizza slices (currently empty) and a cash register.  Over the counter is future signage for the menu.

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In the picture above you can see a pizza cooking in the pizza oven.   There's a small counter by the front window for those who want to eat there.  It's hard to see but there is also a prep table by the rear wall where pizzas are prepared.

The Second Floor



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The staircase leads up to the open kitchen on the second floor.  There's another prep table and another pizza oven dedicated for the third floor pizzeria restaurant. 

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 Right now I have a huge counter where the pizza orders are prepared and ready to bring upstairs.
Only one problem though, I haven't added a second staircase going up to the third floor, doh.  Soon!

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 The mixer and rolling pin have been saved from the original set.

The Third Floor


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 So here is the top floor of the pizza restaurant.  On the terrace, there are two tables with dishes and mugs.  Need to add seating for four people out here.

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For inclement weather dining, there's an indoor area, with another two tables adorned with pizzas and table lamps.  If I want to maximize the seating, my future staircase to the third floor might have to be on the outside rear of the building.  Still designing it in my head.

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Here's the pizzeria with the roof added.  I'm not sure if the red roof is going to be permanent or not.  I might switch it to gray or black instead.  What do you think, should I keep the red roof?  I'll provide a future  update once I add the staircase between the second and third floor.


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And finally, here's the the Lego/Lepin modded pizzeria situated between my Lepin Fire Brigade and Lepin Town Hall.    Reddit user /u/tarataqa suggested I feature the Bela 10648 Pizza Van and scooter from Lepin 07057 Scarecrow Delivery with the Friends Pizzeria, so here it is!

Hope you've enjoyed this look at my custom pizzeria made from spare bricks and the Lepin 01011 set.   As always, thanks for visiting Its Not Lego and See you next time!


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