At the beginning of my MOC obsession, I was constantly buying City sets. I was literally at the Lego Store at BGC twice a week, if not, less. Sometimes, I would go there to study the pictures on the boxes because there was no way I could afford to get all the sets I wanted. I started buying individual pieces here and there so I'd have to meet up with the sellers. I'd end up talking to them about their life with LEGO. They would share ideas and techniques on how to build. One seller though! He became my "GO TO" Guy when it came to Lego MOC. He taught me the best lesson on collecting pieces.
My biggest problem in starting these MOC buildings and stuff was not having enough pieces. I NEVER had enough pieces. At first, I'd try to build something but then I didn't have this piece or that piece, so I had to settle with waiting for months and months until I could build something substantial... AND TADAH! I had all these City sets. I started to dismantle all of them (except my modular buildings!) and I was overwhelmed with sorting the pieces. I went to Ace Hardware to buy those drawer organizers so I could segregate my pieces. I felt successful! Hahahaha!
I've been practicing a lot in the past few days. Building and then taking them apart. Building and looking at how I could make it better with lesser pieces. Playing with hinges to make a slanted roof. Using little pieces to create knobs and levers. Looking at how other people built their details and getting techniques. So, here are 4 MOCs I've done so far! I made a mini Street Cantina for my Legomen Workers! I made a Mini Grocery for the City Peeps who need to rush home! I made an Coffee/Espresso Machine (because i looooove coffee haaha). I made a Canteen detail because I failed to feed my craving for the S&R pizza. Haha.