Mastering the art of LEGO architecture can be difficult enough, but jaapxaap goes a step farther with this seemingly impossible little house full of color and texture. This type of work, dubbed “ramshackle style”, is a personal favorite of mine. The skill required to pull off an organic building such as this is a special one.
The sloping roof is extremely impressive with its purple tiles and the seamless way the two roofs meet. One of the keys to this style is a variety of texture which the builder pulls of admirably here. The combination of profile bricks, SNOT pieces and tiles create the feeling of a house that is constantly in repair. The building’s color palette is quite appealing in various shades of brown accented with pinks and purples. The landscaping is similarly appointed with an array of plants of different sizes, shapes and colors.
The parts use is wonderful with some nice touches including a gold drawer for a window sill underneath of which are a few Minecraft pieces that use the printed side to create a nice little accent. Other notable parts use include the curly whip on the fence and brown frogs as a roof decoration. All these things combine to make a beautiful little house that anyone would walk a crooked mile to live in.