This sports car was intended to go with the custom house I built a few weeks ago. I also wanted to build a car with a more realistic scale, unlike most of the one seat vehicles out there. Also, seeing as it is intended to be a smaller sports vehicle, I tried to make the interior as small as possible to fit two minifigs, so the vehicle is 7 studs wide. Overall, with that width it was a little wonky to build, but it worked out okay.
The final bit of furniture in this batch of instructions. I can’t take credit for the bed portion, I’m pretty certain I got most of that from either a LEGO Creator set or from another MOC Builder but I’ve included it here as part of these instructions. You can alter the colors and patterns as you see fit (you’ll see I have both a checkered “blanket” as well as a striped).
Next up is a simple flat screen TV. You can attach this to a wall pretty easily. On this MOC I had a more complicated TV with an adjustable arm for various viewing angles. This version is cleaner and more simple, you can of course alter the flat pieces with other ones as you see fit.
Here’s another piece of furniture, a small red vanity. You can vary it by size or pieces, I just used what I had available (some of my other furniture are not as carefully color coordinated). You could also add a small mirror piece if you have one. I’ve included an image so you can see all the pieces I used for this piece of furniture.
All the vanity pieces
Here’s a link to another video at a higher resolution.
A long time ago, someone asked me for instructions (or rather, what pieces I used) to build some of the furniture in my MOCs. I didn’t forget Michelle, but it has taken me a long time to get around to photographing and arranging it. So here’s the first one, let me know how it works out as instructions (or how it does not). The quality isn’t that great, but it should give you an idea. Obviously, color choices are up to you (as well as replacing the old school Blacktron space tile with another). I’ve also included an image below to better show all the pieces I used for the washer and dryer.
All the pieces for the dryer
All the pieces for the washer
All the pieces, for both the washer and the dryer
Here’s a link to another video with a larger screen resolution.
This project took a long time to finish. Not because it was difficult, not necessarily to needing to find or acquire pieces (although that is often a major factor) but just because things have been too busy.
The idea behind this project was to try a new style of house (new to the kids anyway) for the kids to play with. Most of my MOCs are built to fit alongside the creator series a major design part which involves each level being taken off. I prefer this actually, it is cleaner in general and works quite well when designing and putting it together. What I found with the kids, however, is that when it was time for them to play, they couldn’t quite visually connect the connections between the floors when you took each floor off. It works great with three kids playing with one floor each, but they didn’t seem to like not being able to make the LEGO guy physically walk up the stairs to the next floor and having it disconnected. That’s the premise behind this build. Some of the furniture from an earlier post are scattered throughout this build (specifically the washer and dryer).
One of the problems with this is having a floor stacked on top with no way to really reach in there and play with the interior space. I think in the end, it would have been better to have less hinges and maybe more space (taller building) on the interior. The kids still seem to enjoy playing with this build though so I guess that’s all that counts in the end.
After seeing the kids play with it, I’m not sure this experiment worked. It may be too complicated, some of the parts are not kid friendly (like the hanging bathtub) and there are a few parts that do not close back up very easily. The pictures don’t really show how it all goes together so here are a few videos.
Some of the trickier parts of LEGO MOCs for me is making believable furniture and appliances. Here a few bits of furniture and appliances I have made so far.
I posted these a while ago as a part of a raised corner MOC. Some simple bits of furniture, I’m not really sure what the thing on the far left is supposed to be, the idea was some kind of barrel holder for a shop but it ended up being too bulky to put a lot of them into the MOC.
Here are some appliances for an upcoming MOC I’m building for the kids. I think they are fairly recognizable. I’m sure there are easier ways to make the lids open/close, the trick here was keeping them small enough to not take up inordinate amounts of room in the house.
Here is a small MOC I did for a charity raffle at work. I should have taken more photos as it was being constructed despite the many changes that occurred throughout. As it is, you can’t see the little rat that was under the desk. The flipper bins are also functioning, though I did not take a photo of that either.
Top Down View
Angled Iso view
Front Angled View
When I was building this I thought it might be a little too bland and so I checked our cubicles back at work and…they are somehow even more bland than this. Just the sort of place to foment creativity!
The scale was also a bit of a challenge on this one too. The drawers are only 2 high, but most offices have 3 or more and differing sizes. That would have made the desk far too tall; as it is, the cubicle walls are almost too tall which meant only 1 flipper bin as opposed to multiple flipper bins as most offices might have. I did manage to squeeze in the under flipper bin lights though.