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Old 2012-12-23, 07:30 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd post this up here since many of you are Lego fans. My wife and I debated on buying a real Christmas village, then I thought I could buy a Lego one, and when I saw the prices for those pieces, I decided to give it a go with my own bricks. So here's a little log cabin all done up for the holidays! Taking some ideas from the Lego Ideas Book, I designed the roof to come off separately so it's easy to see the inside. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays!!!




 


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Old 2012-12-23, 08:22 AM   #2
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hee hee that's really cute! i love it
 
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Old 2012-12-23, 12:19 PM   #3
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Pretty decent. It's tricky doing off-the-cuff things without tracking down a whole load of other pieces -- particularly for the "modern" style of generally not showing studs. But there's a lot of life left in the more classic pieces and mixing them in.

Were the red paned windows 70s?

edit: Nope, bit before -- http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=7026ac01

Still got some of those inherited from relatives.
 
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Old 2012-12-23, 06:47 PM   #4
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That's lovely. I like the way you made the Christmas lights on the house, and it always makes me nostalgic to see those single-piece pine trees. Most models you see nowadays shy away from them in favour of brick-built trees, but there's something to be said for the neat simplicity of the old ones. The snow could maybe use a bit more texture, but like Denyer says you're pretty much at the mercy of whatever pieces you've got on-hand when you do something like this on the spur of the moment. I think it turned out really well.

Santa's watch must be fast though, he showed up when it was still daylight.
 
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Old 2012-12-23, 06:56 PM   #5
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Still got some of those inherited from relatives.
School Dacta sets are also gold for that sort of stuff too.


Lovely model
 
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Old 2012-12-26, 07:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments, everyone!

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Pretty decent. It's tricky doing off-the-cuff things without tracking down a whole load of other pieces -- particularly for the "modern" style of generally not showing studs. But there's a lot of life left in the more classic pieces and mixing them in.

Were the red paned windows 70s?

edit: Nope, bit before -- http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=7026ac01

Still got some of those inherited from relatives.
Yep. Those windows are definitely inherited from sets my older siblings had. I don't usually use them much, but they came in handy on this one making a Bay window.

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That's lovely. I like the way you made the Christmas lights on the house, and it always makes me nostalgic to see those single-piece pine trees. Most models you see nowadays shy away from them in favour of brick-built trees, but there's something to be said for the neat simplicity of the old ones. The snow could maybe use a bit more texture, but like Denyer says you're pretty much at the mercy of whatever pieces you've got on-hand when you do something like this on the spur of the moment. I think it turned out really well.

Santa's watch must be fast though, he showed up when it was still daylight.
Yeah, I would have liked to do more detail in the snow too; work and kids really derails all thoughts of doing something intricate! I figure this was a good starting point since I've literally never done Lego snow before, and I'd like to make it more complex with more buildings each holiday season from here on out.

I absolutely love single piece trees. I use them on all out-doorsy sets, matter of fact, I don't think I've ever tried building my own tree of bricks.

Santa just tried to get started a little early so he'd have some extra time for Ms. Claus!

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Old 2012-12-26, 09:25 PM   #7
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Old 2012-12-26, 11:07 PM   #8
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Man, that looks awesome! Now I want a Lego snow villiage too
 


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Lovely, great job.

Jealous you got that many Lego pieces. They are always not enough in my house. Not too long ago I built a simple Bat cave for my son and I nearly used all of mine. Now my wife is asking me to build a display stand for those little figures ............
 
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Cheapest place for bulk is www.bricklink.com sellers if you haven't found it already.
 
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Old 2012-12-27, 07:16 PM   #11
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Lovely, great job.

Jealous you got that many Lego pieces. They are always not enough in my house. Not too long ago I built a simple Bat cave for my son and I nearly used all of mine. Now my wife is asking me to build a display stand for those little figures ............
I have a boatload of them, actually. I was really into them as a kid, so everyone bought me sets back then. When I hit grad school, I picked up quite a few castle themed sets, so my collection grew quite a bit back then too.

I'll post a few pics of my Castle/Fantasy setup I had going about 6 months ago, which has since been taken down. For the most part, I can build a ton of stuff, but once I get 4-5 buildings up, I run out of certain colored pieces and have to improvise. For this house in particular, I was getting short on brown blocks. I originally had a larger house in mind, but couldn't pull it off with the limited 'log cabin' pieces I have.

Keep an eye out for my huge setup, it was ~99% all custom stuff I put together!
 


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