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.
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 entire right side of the hospital is removable (held on securely by four Technic pins)
the right upper section is removable.
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!)
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.
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.
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…