I want to show you my entry for the Eurobricks "Expand the Winter Village III" contest.
I have kept keep building modules for my "modular" Winter Village in an Italian Alpine style set nowadays. Last year, even before the first rumors about the official Lego Winter Village Cottage, I started to think about something "similar", and I ended up with building this mountain lodge. I was inspired by a house I saw last February in Valle d'Aosta and since I saw it I decided to reproduce it with Lego bricks. Actually during the work I had to reach some compromises, so the result is quite different from the original, but I am really happy with it.
As you can see the lodge is made with stone and on the inside the walls are covered with wood. Every window has wooden shutters with catches and dark red curtains in the typical alpine style and . On the ground floor you can find the kitchen with all the needed appliances and a cozy fireplace with a fishing trophy on top of it. On the first floor there's the bedroom with a dresser and a bed, whose design I am quite proud of. There's also a French window (with the same dark red awnings) leading to the wooden front balcony. You can see Jeremy, the master of the house, who must have stayed up very late... Meanwhile his wife Clare is already at work.
On the top of the roof I put a weathercock, still in the alpine style. I guess you are asking about the reason for the four technic bricks on the back of the house... The answer is very simple: this is just a half of the entire lodge, that you can open to see the inside and it has also a basement with a cellar, but, obviously, the entire building would have been too big to enter the contest!
With the loge come also a (frozen) fountain, two beehives and a ATV with a trailer loaded with logs.
He is Tom, the village lumberjack, coming back from the woods with a load of logs; he has his favorite axe on the front of his ATV and brings alway snowshoes with him, to be ready for anything.