In a small brick city, it is essential to maximize space to create a great LEGO city. This means you have to maximize both your LEGO city layout as well as the individual builds themselves. In this post, I share my LEGO Pet Shop (10218) modifications where I created four different purposes for this set.
The LEGO Pet Shop comprises of two buildings, each on its own 16 x 32 stud base plate. In my LEGO city, the two buildings are placed separate from each other. The Pet Shop is a pet hotel, surf & skate shop and a gym that is in my main Brick Town display. The Pet Shop apartment is in the suburbs in Uptown with other apartment and residential buildings.
LEGO PET SHOP
The ground floor of the Pet Shop is actually a pet hotel since my city is a beach resort town. As most people are tourists, it is unlikely anyone will buy a pet but they would bring their pet on holiday and would need a place to board and groom their pets. There is also a veterinarian on call to treat any sick pets.
The interior of the pet hotel is detailed with different areas for boarding, grooming and the selling of pet supplies.
Ground floor – pet hotel
The second floor is the surf & skate shop and there is a distinctive 3D sign MOC of a surfer.
A distinctive sign that really makes the building stand out.
The second floor surf & skate shop was inspired by a purchased MOC design created by Jason Lyles.
The third floor is a gym and the space is really fully utilized with three different exercise stations and a water cooler.
Top floor of the “Pet Shop” is a small gym with weights, treadmill, punching bag and water cooler.
Watch the Pet Shop modifications video below:
Pet Shop Apartment
There were only minor modifications to the exterior of the Pet Shop apartment including changing the front windows on the top floor for a large one and expanding the back balcony on the top floor.
The interior is well-detailed for a MiniFig couple to live in it.
Ground floor of the “Pet Shop Apartment” contains a large kitchen, dining area and toilet.
Second floor of the apartment is the living room and two-person study.
Top floor features the master bedroom with open-concept shower and sink as well as an expanded balcony.
Watch the Pet Shop Apartment modifications video below:
If you like the modifications or have suggestions, please leave a comment.
J C is an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO®) and is particularly interested in creating LEGO cities. Due to practical reasons, his focus is on building impressive city layouts in small spaces.
His background as an entertainer and production designer has helped him conceptualize and design entertaining LEGO cities with interactive elements built within a confined space.
Hello, great article! I finished yesterday the Pet Shop and I have to say that I was very disappointed when I saw the empty interiors. I cannot but think that leaving an *entire* floor empty with the excuse of a painter is a very lazy excuse. I love what you did with the interiors, they are much more realistic that the spartan floors that come with the box. If you can share more pictures of your interiors (or even plans) it would be great, otherwise…I’ll need to make it based on the actual ones! 🙂
It kind of reminds me of that project in Cuusoo for selling the interiors of Cafe Corner and Green Grocer, if I recall correctly.
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, the painter is a clever but lazy excuse lol. I have no plans but you can check out videos and my YouTube channel to see close-ups from all angles. For me the key is logical details. Add in as much details as possible but make sure they are logical choices, just like a real house. This goes for the layout, decor choices and accessories found in a house. For eg, I try, as far as possible, to always have a toilet in every house!