Hello there, and welcome to my latest creation! The garage is back...
About this creation
Firstly, let me request that you forgive any over-brightness or white in the photos; the sunlight wasn't really working in my favor today.
On to the garage.
I'm not sure if any of the rest of you noticed, but I felt like the first garage had a lot of issues; the first and foremost of which was the size, which was way too small. It was barely able to fit the Transcendence (for those of you who don't know, that's the car featured in the pictures here). As a result, it was also rather lacking in detail, so I felt that I definitely had to remake it to do it some justice. So here you have it: Lego Garage 2.0. I would have posted this as an update to the old garage, but the changes are so drastic that I feel it ought to be posted as its own creation :)
As you can see, there's now plenty of space for the car, a hydraulic car lift, and some other stuff, most of which will be gone into in a bit.
Here's a rolling mechanic's tool cart thingy, with a small wrench currently held in one of its racks.
Behind it is a little white and yellow drill press, because, you know, you definitely need a drill press in a car workshop....right?
Some random crates...and the shelves for bits and bobs from the first garage, expanded to double size to fit more stuff.
Here're the tools that any aspiring mechanic needs...
And as you can see, the car lift is operational! Yay! Here, I'll show you how it works below.
These pins (the ones highlighted in blue)(or circled, whatever), sit in a pair of holes on the side of the lift platform. These are mirrored on the other side of the platform. Above them, you can see a corresponding set of holes in the lift frame (circled in red). When you raise the lift up, you push the pins all the way through into the red-circled holes, and this keeps the platform locked at that height on the frame. Cool, right?
:/ How does that car keep sneaking into my pictures?
Cool! A very well equipped garage you have for your car now. The drill machine looks great and the working lift is a nice feature :-) Also nice bit of humor. The guest (re)appearance of your sister's car is a nice touch!
Quoting Sven ;o)
Looks pretty cool so far ;) And the little car fits really good to it. Adds some colours to the clean white interior. XD
Thanks! ...you can tell I tried to add more color with the bright red maintenance cart and yellow-striped press...but I just don't have the quantity of other-colored pieces to do large builds in anything but white... :/