...somewhere in the southern Tirol.
Minifig-scale cottage. I think this is a Bed and Breakfast style hotel somewhere in the alps.
This MOC is of course inspired by the excellent work of Stapelaar (see his folder on Brickshelf).
Physically this is the biggest SINGLE construction I have ever build, in the sense that it is not seperated into several modules. -Only the front terasse comes apart.
I hope you like it! I know that I love it! ;-)
Additional higher resolution photos added on my Brickshelf folder.
About this creation
Early in the morning.
Before the first guests arrive.
The first guests arrive.
Enjoying the view from their room.
Oficial photos of the happy couple.
Patricia happy playing with mini-figs.
The making of:
The roof floats on top of the building, but it is so heavy and sturdy that it is no problem.
Luckily the toothed hinges gives an angle almost identical to 1 plate thickness fall per stud, whilst keeping the top plates together with around 1/4 mm gap!
The dark red half-stud offset plates where for a traditional build roof (as with Stapelaars original), but even when mixing in black plates I only had enough parts for half the roof, so that was a no-go.
The small cannap roof was/is a problem. It is fragile, and does not fit 100% correct.
The hinges on the chimneys helps keep the chimneys upright.