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Ahoy's Seafood Restaurant


It’s Gone to the Birds!

So a while back I wrote up an article on The Brick Blogger talking about my experiences with submitting a LEGO Ideas project.  In the comment section of that piece, someone suggested that I should add seagulls to the model.

I thought this was a great idea so here they are! 

I wanted to get them in place before I took them to a couple of shows my LUG was participating in.  Of course, seeing how tough it was positioning them in the eating area and how tricky it was to show off the model’s upstairs features, I realized I might have to do a couple more alterations to help with both the play and display elements of the creation.

My next update should cover these changes, so stay tuned for that!

And as always, thanks so much for the support!



Talking with The Bricks King

It’s live!  As a semi-regular guest on The Bricks King podcast, I knew I wanted to talk to Matt (host of The Bricks King) about this project.  And boy do we take a deep dive into some of the finer points of the build.

I have the opportunity to really breakdown the techniques I used, including many that I thought were quite novel.  Granted, I’m sure someone out there has already done a few of these, but I wanted to share my excitement as I discovered them for myself.

And, if you like what you hear, please check out the other great episodes from The Bricks King!


Closer to the Mark!

Now that we’re over 200 supporters, I’d like to show some much closer images of what’s in Ahoy’s.  Some of these images were taken while the model was being built and designed.  Others were taken during a redesign of one of the walls.

Here we have a couple of close-ups of some of the kitchen appliances in the back on the first floor.  As you can see, there are plenty of ways to cook your favorite dishes.

As for the second floor, I wanted people to get a much better look at the aquarium with the floating fish and to see how packed the shelves are up there.

Also, if you missed it, my first article on The Brick Blogger is up where I talk about my initial feelings and thoughts about submitting a LEGO Ideas project.  You can find it here.

On that article I received a comment about adding some seagulls to the open-air eating area.  So I have ordered some and I hope to show them off in a future update.

I also recorded an interview with Matt over on The Bricks King podcast.  Episode 77 will involve us talking exclusively about this project and me as a builder.  I will post an update with the link when it goes live, if anyone wishes to check that out.

Thanks again for your support!  You really are Ahoy’s best customers!



Let’s Talk About New Things

Hey All,

I really appreciate all the support!  I want to let you know that I’ll be talking about this project extensively with Matt over on The Bricks King podcast.  You can find the podcast at the following link.

I’ve been a semi-regular guest on the show and he was one of the first people I reached out to when I launched.  I believe the show will go live this coming Thursday August 22nd, we just finished recording

In other news, I was wondering what Ahoy’s would look like if I dropped the whole Creator Modular standard sidewalk.  So, after a bit of redesigning, I came up with the following.  This also has the updated detailing around the anchor above the front door, so you can see the whole thing in context.

I’m interested to know what you all think.

I’ve also written up the first article in a series for The Brick Blogger chronicling my experiences with submitting a project for LEGO Ideas.  I’ll be back with a link when that goes live.

Thanks again and stay tuned!



Anchor's Away! First 100 Customers Served!

Thanks all for helping my project get to the first milestone! I really appreciate it!

I got a suggestion to do a bit more around the anchor.  I might have taken it a little far…but I’d like to know what you all think.  Here is a side-by-side comparison so you can get the full impact.

The changes include a bright blue frame with a bit of an awning with white thrown in for good measure.  I also tore out the entire wall behind the anchor and added in masonry bricks in Dark Tan.  I even centered the anchor just a little more.

In my next update I’ll share some pics of the build at different stages in progress.  It will help highlight some of the finer details.

Thanks again so much for all your support! Please keep sharing!


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