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Victorian IIIB
Victorian IIIB - nominated for Best Large Building at Brickworld 2012. It is over 33" tall and includes more than 17,000 pieces.
About this creation
This Victorian was built on commission. While starting out as a simple re-build of Victorian III using medium blue rather than sand blue, the changes and developments multiplied until it became a unique creation inspired by the same Stick-Eastlake Victorian in San Francisco, California.

I have had a number of inquiries about the availability of instructions for my Victorians, so I did a presentation at Brickworld 2012 on my construction methods and why there will never be printed instructions :-)
This presentation (originally in PowerPoint) has been converted to jpegs and posted on my web site: The Building of Victorian IIIB

I apologize for the fact that only a few of the pics were taken after the building was complete and the rest while it was still under construction, so there are some rough edges.





I learned a lot about SNOT techniques on this build, and got those base window trim pieces not only looking like I wanted, but attached securely!



The whole top floor/attic is a LEGO building/play room. In one corner is a child-sized castle play room. I wish I'd had something like that when *I* was a kid!

Victorian IIIB was built for display, but it doubles as a doll house. I had to look outside of LEGO to find a doll the right scale. That doll and the two dogs shown are the only non-LEGO elements included.



Here it is photographed next to the Fire Brigade modular building set in order to show the difference in scale. I included a standard minifig and a Belville fig on the porch to show that even the Belville fig is too small.



There's a fountain in the back yard, visible from the living room through the sliding patio doors, and from the patio swing (see next pic).



A second view of the back porch/patio area before the landscaping was done, but showing the porch swing.









The chair is fully reclinable :-)











It took a couple of tries to get the sweeping staircase down into the living room that I wanted.





Includes a claw-footed bathtub :-)



The stairs end in a ladder going on up into the attic. I wouldn't want to climb that ladder every day myself, but for a kid it would be a plus :-)




Comments

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  October 12, 2013
This is a wonderful creation and the details are spectacular. When I grow up, I would like to build like you. Your work inspires me.
  June 20, 2013
Very good job, I love it so much. I am speechless, its so awesome. All the detail is amazing. You have a true talent keep on building. Have you ever thought about building your house or condo that you live in real life out of legos? What is your house in real life like? I think that would be a cool thing to do. Awesome job again Rae. Take care.
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  August 3, 2012
Beautiful and huge!!
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  August 2, 2012
Ahhhhh I see now. Thanks for sharing Rae!
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  July 28, 2012
This goes under the category of 'you need to see it in person to appreciate the details'. I loved seeing it at Brickworld and admiring the details close up. Another master-work. ~Dave
  July 27, 2012
Too bad I can't rate it 6 out of 5, this building is more than Excellent! You keep doing it and even get in more realistic details for each new building you make...
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  July 26, 2012
Correction LEGO IS ART
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  July 26, 2012
Wow. But there's one thing: that's not LEGO - that's art! I really like the colors you picked. Everything has a very life-like feel and also captures the era. Amazing MOC :)
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  July 26, 2012
simply beautifull, love the technic you made it, my congratulations
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  July 26, 2012
another one of your great builds. Everything's perfect but I also have some details I admire the best like that cupboard made of old-school LEGO windows and the bed cover.
SoftaRae .
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Chris Melby
  July 25, 2012
Absolutley fantastic MOC, loaded with professional style details, and expert building techniques and layouts. AWESOME!
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  July 25, 2012
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor This is such a gorgeous model.....there's always more and more details I find every time I look. In fact, I just noticed the rain gutter and can't see quite clear enough to figure out how you did that....would you happen to have a close-up of that?
There's only a small rain gutter running along the long edge of the roof. Are you looking at the decorative trim at the building corners? I don't have a close-up of that area on Victorian IIIB, but that part is pretty much the same as Victorian III, and you can see that area more closely in the first three shots of this gallery: http://www.softarae.com/galleries/VicIII-extDetail/index.html
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  July 25, 2012
This is such a gorgeous model.....there's always more and more details I find every time I look. In fact, I just noticed the rain gutter and can't see quite clear enough to figure out how you did that....would you happen to have a close-up of that?
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  July 25, 2012
JUST WOW! Nice techniques @ all. It's a chef d'oeuvre.
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  July 25, 2012
Wow! Great MOC with an incredible level of detail. I'm a great fan of all of your creations and had very much fun browsing through your homepage.
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  July 25, 2012
You post rarely, but when you do itīs always worth a good look!
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  July 25, 2012
FANTASTIC!!! Love the way you did the tilings.
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  July 25, 2012
Wow man, this is insane, I really dig the amount of details. And the scale of it, you certainly have some skills, sir !
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  July 25, 2012
Ironic this is the second time my comment follows Nick Whites! I loved this from the moment I received the notice you added it! At first it seemed to be the "modular" size, when I saw it in your living room my eyes popped out and fell out when you compared it to the firehouse modular! I had to scramble to find my eyes and pop them back in to enjoy the rest! The stove with oven and oven rack almost made my eyes pop out again! The Laundry Room did the same! The bed spread reminded me of my mother's old chenille one! The "beaded" curtains were very late 60's early 70's ish! They reflected the hippy movement in San Francisco where these "painted" ladies stood tall! Your work is superior! I hope you were paid well! Love & Peace Nick
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  July 25, 2012
awesome detail
 
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