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A Lego modular beaux-art building I recently designed based on a local building, originally a bank and now an Irish pub. The scale is obviously increased dramatically, but that was the trade-off for the very ornate, carved look I was going for.

The roof line, above the cornice of the facade, was more an afterthought than anything, and Iíll probably scrap it all at some point, but the facade is the only part of the building really worth any considering, so itís done as far as Iím considering.

A closer look at some of the detailing around the side windows, and one of the streetlamps. The streetlamp is copied off models I found off Google, but I've seen them everywhere already, so I'm not too worried about committing plagiarism.

A deep side-view showing off the "carving" of the arch ornamentation.

Above, a close-up of the ornamentation above the arch, and Below, an overview of the brickwork of the building's facade as a whole. The brickwork's a mess, even in places where it doesn't need to be, but I don't know if or when I'll get to cleaning it up.

A behind view of the archwork, with and without the walling I'd put in place to hide the cracks between the sections from the frontside.

Multiple views of an individual arch segment, in case anyone's interested in how I did it. Normally, when I create arches, I'll make a rough model with uniform curve alignments with the hinge pieces, and then adjust individual rotate points as necessary. While not perfect on the first try and requiring a few adjustments, this arch gave me a lot less trouble than some do, so I can't complain.

Above, the center section of the arch, and a look at how I'd affixed the ornament beneath the shield to the model at large.

Here's a larger section of the full arch, 3/4 views from front and behind.

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