Build this full-size (32×48 studs x 2 storey high) hospital for your city so that your LEGO police and firefighters have somewhere to take all the minifigs they rescue! Comes with wards, lab, OR, emergency dept, admissions office, ambulance in its garage, paramedic crew and dispatchers office, kitchen, and cafeteria.
Here’s the front of the hospital, showing the access road to the ambulance garage and emergency entrance. Note the elevator machinery room on the roof at left, with opening skylights next to it: the main entrance is at the bottom left with lighting over the double doors. Over on the right hand side, you can see the communications antennas etc for the ambulance dispatchers on the right hand roof, along with the siren and a ventilator at the front. In the center, over the garage entrance, there’s a covered balcony outside the kitchen and cafeteria entrances.
The rear of the hospital shows vents, ducts and gratings on the lower floor, with windows above for the wards and cafeteria.
As always with Lions Gate Models kits, you get access to the interior of your model. The left and right roof sections, plus a small roof section over the kitchen, all lift off…
the upper left section lifts off the lower section
the entire right side of the hospital is removable (held on securely by four Technic pins)
the right upper section is removable.
First we pass the road entrance to the ambulance garage and the emergency dept. The garage has a tool rack and direct access from the emergency crew ready room.
Over the garage entrance is a balcony which connects the two upper floor sections and houses the kitchen.
Next along the street facade are signs (custom stickers) directing patients and visitors to the Emergency dept or Admissions.
Following the arrow to Admissions, we reach the double main doors with the Hospital sign and security lighting overhead.
Let’s head inside through the main doors. We find ourselves in a waiting area complete with chairs, table and vending machine: opposite the seating is the Admissions office service window. There’s space for two staff members in the Admissions office, with cash register, typewriter and filing shelves.
Past the vending mechine is the elevator to the upper floor, and past that again we follow signs to the X-Ray laboratory. Inside the lab is a bed with the X-Ray machine overhead, and of course a screen for the operator to stand behind.
There’s also an ultrasound machine with its sensor on a cable, which can be pulled up to the bed when necessary. (Ever had an ultrasound? It’s weird. You get to see your insides working away on a monitor!)
As we come out of the lab and turn left, we pass the Emergency desk and see the emergency entrance in front of us with the ambulance crew just bringing a patient inside.
On our left is the operating room with its rolling table and anaesthetic equipment, shelves, sink and fluid stand.
On our right is a smaller emergency treatment room with a stretcher and more equipment.
Let’s head back to the elevator and go upstairs. Coming out of the elevator on the upper floor, we find two wards.
On our left is a private ward with just one bed and a small washroom: on our right, a public ward with four beds and a larger washroom including a shower.
In the hall outside the wards is a public phone, and mounted next to the skylights is a ladder. When the ladder is lowered, it gives access through the opening skylights to the roof so that technicians can maintain the elevator machinery.
Leaving the wards, we head past the nursing station, with its refrigerated drug storage, night lighting and tape player, out of the door onto the balcony over the garage.
There’s a garbage bin out here for the smokers and for the kitchen, whose door is on our left. We’ll pop our heads in to say hi to the cook but we won’t go in; it’s a small space but very efficient with fridge, sink, range, grill and a powerful range hood.
Straight ahead of us is the door to the cafeteria, where we can buy pizza at the counter…
…as several of the diners have done.
We’ll head through the cafeteria now, and down the stairs to the 911 dispatchers office with its communications equipment.
Through another door is the paramedics ready room, with chairs and tables for relaxing with a cup of coffee from the cafeteria, a desk to work at, and racks for special equipment kits in their cases.
The ambulance contains a stretcher, as well as a radio to keep in contact with the dispatcher. Tiles inside the ambulance body let you slide the stretcher in and out easily, and custom stickers attach to both sides of the ambulance as well as the backs of the crew’s jackets.
Strictly speaking, only hospital maintenance staff are allowed up the ladder onto the roof, but we’ll take a quick trip up there while no-one’s looking. The ladder swings down from the ceiling of the upstairs hallway…
…allowing us to climb up, push open the skylights, and clamber out.
Open up the door to the elevator machinery room and we can see the large pulleys and cables and the top of the elevator car. Oops, sounds like someone’s coming – better get down that ladder again!
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