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Dr. Fred’s Motel
Hello everybody! I’m glad to introduce you my sixth project on LEGO ideas. This one is based on the graphic adventure game Day of the Tentacle (Maniac Mansion II), developed and published by LucasArts.
I have spent a lot of enjoyable hours building this project with LDD, and several more rendering the different views, objects and details (there are lots of them). It’s been a hard work, but at the same time it’s been very pleasant too. The main features are set forth below.
The motel has three floors; a ground floor, a first floor and an attic. The original house of the game further comprised a basement and a second floor, but I had to simplify it in order to make a smaller model.
It is made by a four-step staircase flanked by two wooden columns which in turn support a door canopy. Above it, there is an arrow sign advertising the motel with many incandescent colour light bulbs.
It comprises a reception, an office and a living room. One of the corners lodges a staircase which provides access to the first floor. The original house also had a dining room and a cleaning room/laundry. The ground floor has many interesting objects, some of which are mentioned below:
- A grandfather clock, a cactus and a reception desk on the reception.
- A desk, a chair, a standing lamp and a hidden strongbox on the office.
- Two dirty tables with a mess of dishes, glasses and food scraps on the living room.
It has two rooms surrounded by a large corridor with a vending machine and a chest fridge. The original house had a third room (a motel guestroom).
One of the two rooms is the bedroom of the Purple Tentacle and the Green Tentacle. It has many pieces of furniture (a bunk bed, a wardrobe, a board with a map, etc.) and also many objects (a bowling ball, a rubber duck, a video recorder, a globe, a Star Wars helmet, etc.).
The other one is a guestroom of the motel. The most remarkable object is a heart-shaped massaging bed. Other interesting objects are; a night table with a red phone, a cupboard with a TV, a table lamp, and a CCTV camera.
The attic has two storage areas (lofts) beneath the sloping roof, separated by a wooden wall and sharing a floor made of wooden planks.
The first area comprises a hatch that provides access to the first floor through a foldable staircase. A hanging lamp illuminates a white table which occupies part of the room. Around the table, near to the walls, there are many boxes and archives. A broken office chair is kept on the top of a pile of boxes.
The second area has a mattress on which rests a wrapped sculpture (it is involved in one of the puzzles of the game). An armchair is disposed by the mattress. On the walls rest other objects, for example; a metallic headboard, a coat stand, a painting and many boxes.
Wrapped Sculpture (the red minifigure of the attic).
I hope you like it. Thanks for your support!