Modular Brick School

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Modular Brick School

Fully featured school for your Modular street.

It incorporates a large main hall, a teacher's office and three classrooms (standard, chemistry and music). There is also a small snack shop outside catering for students' lunch needs (which means ice cream of course!). The gable roof is inspired by the once widely used copper roofs which - after time - turn green.

Thoroughly tested and built with real bricks to make sure everything's right (and sturdy!).

Hope you like it! :)

EDIT Jan 2018: Now added pictures of the brick built Modular School to the Bricksafe gallery (my son made sure to include Batman chasing Joker over the roofs ;) )
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MOC-5973

Name Modular Brick School
Designer hermez
Designed 2016
Inventory 3899 parts
Theme Modular Buildings
Old Trafford

19 COMMENTS

  • This building deserves to be in everyone's city. I love the external and internal designs and the overall aspect perfectly fits all the original modulars that LEGO has been creating. This makes it a perfect match to me. Great job and fantastic result!!!
    • 1 month, 4 weeks ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
      Thank you so much for your great feedback - I am blushing! :)
  • 9 months, 1 week ago PWHH Level 12
    The "Modular Brick School" is a great MOC!
    But nearly 4000 bricks are of course also an announcement, maybe a reduced version would be interesting.The optic is in any case very harmonious, also the ideas and details inside are convincing!
    • 6 months, 2 weeks ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
      Thanks a lot for your feedback :) 4k pieces are indeed a lot, the number can be significantly reduced by building the facade with full sized bricks and leaving out some of the interior details though. Up to you :)
  • 1 year, 4 months ago dmoshi2 Level 3
    There are problems with the Inventory that might make it un-buildable:1 Color Error(s) - parts in colors that have not appeared in real Sets (eg 13731/Sand Green).
    • 1 year, 4 months ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
      Thanks for the heads up, I have replaced 13731 with alternate item 85970. 

      Have fun building! :)
  • 2 years, 6 months ago cx3001 Level 3
    To make instructions you should export each individual floor into its own lxf and make 3 separate instruction manuals
  • 3 years, 1 month ago mhume02 Level 3
    Ok my only question if i buy the instructions will i be able to build it exactly how the picture shows it?
    • 3 years, 1 month ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
      Yes you will. I built it with real bricks and made sure that everything works. :)
      • 3 years, 1 month ago mhume02 Level 3
        Ok thanks so much because i love the look of it.
  • 3 years, 3 months ago Berth Level 28 MOC Designer PRO
    Nice work, I like the details (Mendeleiev's table spotted) and the general shape, I'm not convinced by the tower roof, but it's a hard thing to deal with and I'm not sure I had done better if I had to.

    However,there is a major problem for me : the price. The fact you sell it is your choice and I have nothing to say about that. But you sell a LXF file. I mean, there are no instructions, no steps, nothing, not even a xml file for buying parts on bricklink (or it's not mentionned). And I'm not sure LDD can handle an automatic instructions generation from a 3900 parts model. And at last but not least, the eula of LDD doesn't allow you to do so.
    • 3 years, 3 months ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
      Thank you for your feedback! You're right, I am - for the first time - selling a digital file and no further instructions are included. The reason being LDD - and you already pointed that out - isn't able to build comprehensive instructions from a 3.900 pieces model. So it's actually easier to build right away using only the LXF file

      I am happy to learn however and will amend this listing with actual instructions as soon as I have found a practicable way of doing so.

      Regarding LDD's EULA: I double checked in advance and didn't find anything that would prohibit me from selling original designs in LXF format. As of now there are hundreds of LXF files for sale on eBay - and even BL.

      Can you provide a link?

      Thank you! :)
      • 3 years, 3 months ago Berth Level 28 MOC Designer PRO
        I read the eula the first time I install the software and I remember this, but maybe it has changed or my mind tricks me (it was a long time ago). And the fact that people sells lxf files is not a proof to me (ever heard of illegal download ?). But, let's say I'm wrong, I'm unable to find it anywhere.

        Anyway, it appears rough tome to sell lxf file, it's like selling diy instructions.

        Regarding instructions creation, let's say there is no quick way to make them.

        The easy way is to make photo sequence by destroying your model brick by brick. And add some modifications with a graphic software. Two problems :you need a fully physicaly builded model with the exact colors and you can't take a mistake.

        The other ways implies using blueprint for LDD or LPub3D for LDRAW at last a LDRAW file with steps, which are digital ways of making instructions (both can create png files or pdf). But both need quite an amount of time, even if you know them well. And they are not allways "practical".

        Some exemples :

        http://bricksafe.com/pages/ateameric/the-royal-church : a build in photo sequence

        https://rebrickable.com/mocs/sheo/nuclear-building : instructions made with ldraw

        (I know they are not tutorials, but they may help you understand how time consuming it could be)
        • 3 years, 3 months ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
          Thanks.

          To wrap it up regarding the "legal side" of selling LXF files: As I did mention already, I double checked in advance if selling original LXF designs is prohibited in any way - and I did not find anything. Hence by pointing out the numerous LXF files for sale on eBay or Bricklink I did not in any way endorse and / or justify doing something illegal - I only concluded (in addition to not finding anything in the various EULAs and T&Cs) that selling LXF files is widespread and thus no legal restrictions are in place.

          Regarding the instructions (and I fully agree with you here) I am looking into converters right now and I am planning to also include Bricklink XML files in the future. Some form of instructions might be included in the future as well.

          As of today though, it is important to understand that "what you see is what you get" - and the Bricklink item description already makes sure of that (at least I hope so :) ).

          Thanks for the constructive comments!
          • 3 years, 3 months ago Berth Level 28 MOC Designer PRO
            Talking about converters, LDD manage the convertion to LDRAW quite well with a good config file (the default one is not good), but you'll have to check the parts you use with LDD exist in the LDRAW library. You'll have to check the printed parts too, because the conversion process ignore them and replace them by normal parts. SO it could give you hard work (but great results).

            If you want to use your LXF file directly, Blueprint will do the job, but it's less powerfull than L3pub (If you read me Nicola, no offense intended, you made a great job anyway). I haven't tested it on models using over 700 parts so I can't assure you it will suit your need for 4000 parts.
            • 3 years, 3 months ago hermez Level 10 Designed this MOC
              Yes, just looking into Blueprint right now - a stress test for my system just opening the file :D

              What would be a good config file for the LDD to LDRAW conversion? I wouldn't matter to much about printed parts as there isn't a substantial number of them (and those that are printed I will be able to recall easily).
              • 3 years, 3 months ago Berth Level 28 MOC Designer PRO
                The ldrw.xml file is the core of the convertion, it translate the references form LDD to LDRW and the needed changes of coordinates and orientation.

                each part has it's own line (or pair of line) looking like this :

                <Brick ldraw="3940.dat" lego="19798" />
                <Transformation ldraw="3940.dat" tx="-.4" ty="-1.92" tz=".4" ax="0" ay="1" az="0" angle="0"/>

                The problem is that many parts are missing in the default file and on some of them the transformation line is full of mistakes.

                So a good file is a more complete and correct file. I guess some of them are available on the internet, but I don't know where, I make my changes myself when I need them.
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Building Instructions For Sale

This is a Premium MOC, and the instructions to build it are being sold by the designer (hermez) for €8.99

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