Castaway’s paradise

By far one of my favorite LEGO builders that I have discovered since becoming a contributor to TBB is Sarah Beyer, who consistently builds well-designed dwellings inside and out, no matter what the size or scale. Even when going in a more whimsical direction, like in her latest creation which she calls a loner’s paradise.

Loner's Paradise MOC. A tropical hide-away.

The level of detail deserves a much closer look, starting with the base. Multiple shades of plates below transparent blue tiles give the sense of hidden depths among the soft sandy shore. I also love how she used an upside-down dry vegetation part below the palm leaves. The different shades of brown used to build the house’s stilts gives it the perfect weathered look.

Loner's Paradise MOC. Behind the palm trees.

The verdant vegetation continues up the backside of the house and the top-most of many porches and balconies includes a winch for reeling in the catch of the day.

And if you want to see more beautiful houses by Sarah Beyer, be sure to check out some of her many models we have featured on TBB over the years.

2 comments on “Castaway’s paradise

  1. Purple Dave

    One thing that really struck me when riding through LA was how much more dead leaves you see on the palm trees than live ones. But LA is located in the desert, and water shortages limit how well they can care for the iconic palm trees that line some of their roads. The next thing I noticed was how little dead leaves you see on pictures of palm trees from tropical islands. On a guess, palm trees on islands get enough water to keep the leaves healthy, and enough gale-force winds to strip away any that have died. But I’ve always liked the look of adding an upside-down dark-tan bush beneath the green leaves on a palm tree. It may not be realistic in every setting, but it definitely was for the only palm trees that I’ve ever seen in person.

  2. Håkan

    I instantly thought about Jan Lööf when I saw the images, and by clicking on the Flickr links, I read that it was exactly what Sarah Beyer was inspired by.

    Maybe you need to have grown up with Swedish children’s literature and culture to understand it.

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