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Warehouse

Completed July 2012
On display in Cardiff LEGOŽ Brand store from 2nd October 2012 to 7th November 2012
Featured on Brick Fanatics on 5th October 2012
General overview of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

This model started with an idea to build some more lorries after completing my Lloyds Toys Lorry and I decided that if I was going to build a small fleet of lorries, I could do with building somewhere for them all to go to. The idea for building a warehouse could develop into quite a large model, depending on the number of lorries that I build for it, so this is just version 1 of the warehouse that I intend building. Warehouse version 1 being a relatively small stand alone scene to display a single lorry parked in the yard outside of a loading bay.

To make the inside a little more interesting, I decided to attempt to make it look like a forklift truck had accidently knocked into some of the shelves causing crates to fall from them. The first part I built was the little office / reception area which I tried to detail as best as I could, so the receptionist has a computer on her desk and a telephone. There's also a fire extinguisher just behind the door and a couple of seats for visitors.

In the warehouse itself, there are three sets of shelves with various boxes, crates and things on. Two of the shelving units were tilted at an angle using clips to both create the angle, and to secure them so they wouldn't accidently fall all the way over if the display gets nudged. The two large crates that are falling off the top shelf were secured in a similar way, with one of the workers below looking up in fright at them falling towards him.

The forklift truck proved a little difficult to build at first, but I got there eventually. It's a freelance design, based on a small three wheeled design with rear wheel steering, although the actual model only has 2 wheels. The rear wheel that can't be seen is actually a 1 x 2 brick because I couldn't actually fit a wheel under there and also to secure the forklift truck in place so it doesn't roll around. The forklift part at the front doesn't move either for display purposes.

Finally, outside the warehouse is the manager's car parked beside the fence to the yard with a couple of dustbins as added detail and a small lorry waiting to be unloaded. The car is the Sports Car from LEGOŽ Set Number 8402, which was a last minute addition to fill in some of the empty space at the back and was the only car I had to hand at the time. The lorry is based on the one in the Truck and Forklift LEGOŽ Set, Number 7733, but in a different colour scheme and with a number of alterations to the rear section.

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Inside overview of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Outside overview of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Look out below! Crates falling from a shelf, part of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Side view of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Front view inside of a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Dave knew something was wrong when he saw the expression on the managers face. And the noise behind him didn't fill him with confidence either. Forklift truck inside a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

The manager certainly wasn't impressed with Dave's driving. The manager inside a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

The receptionist is completely oblivous to the commotion going on just a few feet away from her as she accepts the cup of coffee she's being offered. The reception area inside a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Small lorry outside a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

Small lorry in yard outside a LEGOŽ model of a warehouse

My warehouse model on display in the Cardiff LEGOŽ Brand store's LEGOŽ User Group (LUG) Showcase cabinet. My warehouse model on display in the Cardiff LEGOŽ Brand store's LEGOŽ User Group (LUG) Showcase cabinet

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