I have a soft spot for collaborative LEGO train displays because they played a fundamental role in inspiring me to “build outside the box.” Because of this, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw Steffen Rau’s layout module. I love the curves of the track, mountainside tunnels, and wooded landscaping. It feels like a wonderful place to explore, especially with dozens of minifigures enjoying various camping activities.
Because of the level of detail involved, Rau’s module is a model worth a closer look. The sculpting of the terrain is worth noting, especially the craggy rockwork emerging from the greenery. The rocks are further enhanced by patches of leaves, flowers, vines, and a quaint, meandering waterfall.
The top of the mountain features a classic lookout tower, perfect for trainspotting.
Artist Bob Ross is among the happy campers, seen here painting a happy landscape.
The lake is filled with enthusiastic swimmers.
Hikers wind through narrow trails.
And lumberjacks break for for lunch.
What are some of your favorite details?