The LEGO Elves theme keeps surprising me personally with how popular it is amongst fans. While the related LEGO Friends remains successful, it is the Elves with their characteristic motives and colours that keeps inspiring builders to expand the story on their own. The rich world surpasses its target audience and as Martin Harris proves, there is something for everyone in it.
The Elvan sea port of Elvadion is an epic diorama showing us a less adventurous slice of life in Elvendale. There is everything one could expect of an Elves creation here, from bright colours and ornate architecture to cute animals, including dragons.
I really like all the sand green used on the roofs, and the underside of plates gives a nice texture. The architecture is complimented by multiple arches and brown bows spanning over them, as well as mesh windows with bright pinks and blues behind them.
The little suspended pavilions above the water are especially cute, somehow combining the aesthetics of classic european garden architecture and primal huts. The very fact they are raised above the water adds a lot too, giving the diorama a lot of depth.
There is a more medieval looking part too — the castle in the centre. It combines textured walls and smooth ornate architecture, which looks as if the castle has been renewed and built upon during a long time frame. All these different segments naturally flow together to form a dynamic diorama that one can explore for hours and not find all the details.