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Medieval Starbucks by James Stacey

Postby architect » Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:19 pm

James recently let me see his latest creation, a Medieval Starbucks.

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This timber frame building with green plaster is has several very nice features including a wonderful bay window and a Starbucks flag. James will post updates including interior photographs in next few days. Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome.
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Postby Draygen » Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:14 pm

I knew Starbucks would eventually take over the world... but is it true? Did they really make a time machine and go back into the past! They must be stopped!
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Postby lil Jon » Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:24 pm

Thats pretty good like all his other stuff.

I wasn't aware they made green cups. What set does it come with?
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Postby forester3291 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:50 pm

Very cool. I didn't know that Knights like Mocha!
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:06 pm

This is another nice looking tudor house. But look at that roof! Very, very well done. I enjoyed looking at this MOC.

Where is the interior though? If there is one thing that bugs me about awesome looking Tudor houses it is the lack of an interior.

But overall this is an awesome house :)
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Postby TheOrk » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:23 pm

Although I'm not for the Starbucks guys taking over the world, but at least their green :wink:
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:36 pm

thats just awesome. This MOC is just fantastic. I can't wait to see some interior shots though.
lets hope it is just a lego inspired fantasy though and they really don't have a time machine. Otherwise medieval maps might read "here be yet another starbucks" :wink:
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:40 pm

Ha ha ha.... nice!

Two things I really liked about this idea...

1. The cool idea and obvious very good job in building (very cool colors, sign)

2. The vintage Lego Castle background hills and sun... made me laugh.

Great job... I really like it.. even if Starbucks has almost totally destroyed all the good coffee shops at my college town. :(
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Postby Formendacil » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:23 pm

Unlike the local American college student or two, who continually decry the general absence of Starbucks in rural Alberta, I am not a huge fan of the chain. I'm not really a fan of big business to begin with, but if I have to support one coffee chain, I'll go all Albertan, and vote Tim Hortons.

Personally, I don't see this as a particularly unique MOC, although it is certainly a good-looking one. The most unique thing about it is its hilarious premise.

I also liked the vintage LEGO background. Pity it died with the Fright Knights' arrival.
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Postby plums_deify » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:03 pm

Starbucks is where I go for a good frappicino. But I tend to like this place up from my house that have been there for ever. They're right next to the lake, and sell ice cream.

If ya'll want coffee, go anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. There is literally a coffee stand on every corner. I'm not kidding with that one.

As for this MOC? I never tire of the Tudor-style. Seeing as I'm still trying to create that perfect one, I always like to see what else is going on.

But here's my question--is there a Drive-Thru pick up window? Drip for the horses pulling the Caddy's and the Beamers? Do they have a great compilation cd? And what about those fantastic Starbucks special edition goblets? Do they carry a copy of Cranium: Medieval Edition? :)
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Postby Azaghal » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:28 pm

lil Jon wrote:I wasn't aware they made green cups. What set does it come with?


Probably the same set as the sign, unless the sign is a custom.

Very nice MOC, unusual (dare I say, "Da Vinci" :wink: ) premise.
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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:28 am

Azaghal wrote:
lil Jon wrote:I wasn't aware they made green cups. What set does it come with?


Probably the same set as the sign, unless the sign is a custom.

Very nice MOC, unusual (dare I say, "Da Vinci" :wink: ) premise.


The sign is custom and I don't know where he got the green cup. As far as I know, it doesn't come with any sets. PaB, maybe? Odd colored things show up in them sometimes.

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Postby Rubberchickenknight » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:55 am

Yay! Now my men can go for a good mocha instead of dwarvisah ale! :wink: Now about those green cups ... i've never seen them before, but if there's a custom guy out there making them, I'll buy enough to make a banquet ! And just a tip: I use lego mugs in lego coffee stores they fit the "steaming coffee in a mug" mood
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Postby James » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:13 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I know the 1/2 timbered house is something thats been done a lot before and I certainly have quite a little town growing on the shelf. I find it fun to build as a variation on a theme. It's suprising what can be done differently on a standard premise. The whole reason behind this building was playing with the hinges for the bay window. As for the goblet, which is what more people seem to be interested in :lol: ..
I have goblets in a few colours I think aren't commercially avaliable. http://www.minifig.co.uk/picture.asp?id=4&pID=448 Has a brown goblet too, I also have tan somewhere. Although certain parts are not comercially avaliable, it dosen't stop them being avaliable to Legoland parks for use by the master builders. I was fortunate enough to get (albeit very limited) access to a few examples of the more interesting pieces in interesting colours.

Thanks again.. I will post up interior shots when I have a spare few. hmmm .. cart drive thru.. now that sounds fun :twisted:
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Postby WilliamH » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:38 pm

I have goblets in a few colours I think aren't commercially avaliable


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