My MOC is of the Queen Victoria Markets facade in Melbourne, Australia. It's not the full width of the facade, as i didn't have enough tan bricks for that, but i reckon i've included all the interesting bits. Think of it as the condensed version. :P I only included a small box around the open doorways to serve as an interior, from the back it's all a bit of a mess! xD
About this creation
Every city has it's seedier side - graffiti, the homeless, vandalism and, of course, Rattus rattus. Here they get a look in on the market action. In the background you can see a local performing artist with a violin and his admiring audience. (Yes, you can tell from the minifigs that i don't build town stuff that often!)
The markets open early with deliveries of all kinds of produce. Here a fishmonger makes his delivery. I'm not sure if the green fish will pass quality control, but caveat emptor as they say! ;)
Bananas are very expensive at the moment due to devestating floods and cyclones in Queensland. Here a escapee from the zoo makes off with $10 worth.
Edit: The Vic market facade redux!
I recently re-built this model for Nathan Sawaya's "Art of the Brick" exhibition at Fed square in Melbourne. MUGS were invited to exhibit some Melbourne-themed MOCS to complement the show. :) My rebuild of the Market facade is slightly different from its previous incarnation: windows have been changed from white to trans-black, a red-brick wall and gate has been added to the left side, an interior has been added, and there are various changes in minifig personnel. Hopefully it all adds up to a nett improvement!
Quoting Aero !
I got to tell my mates that i knew the guy that made this. Well, sort of...
Like me, you are in the ANZAC group.
Heh! Well, if yr mates live in Melb then you can let them know that it's going to be on display at Fed square from June. Going to be a big LEGO display there and some MUGS members are putting in mocs. :) I just have to rebuild it now...
Quoting Christopher Baldacci
I love the exterior! The tan draws attention on the homepage. In fact the whole thing is simply stunning! 5/5!
Thankyou so much! I was a bit concerned about the monochrome tan coupled with large studless sections of the MOC. I was hoping there would be enough textural differences to hold interest - glad to hear that this is the case! :)
Quoting Ben Cossy
Totally amazing! Your so right, Banana's are like 9 dollars here in Perth :/ anyway, Amazing work! I love the cow and pig at the top, and your attention to detail is amazing! Keep up the great work ;)
Thanks so much! I started the build with the animal freize in mind, so i'm glad that it worked out so well.