LEGO raised baseplates–some builders love them and some hate them. Personally I love seeing builders innovatively integrate raised baseplates into their creations and Sebastian Arts does just that with his build of an East Asian-styled temple sitting upon the raised baseplate from the LEGO Knights Kingdom theme dating back to the 2000s.
The temple itself is mostly comprised of brown 1x2x2 frames, while the expertly executed roofing consists of plates and various wing pieces in dark blue. Since the temple is built on an elevated portion of the baseplate, a bridge was constructed to link both elevated regions on the plate.
The painted studs on the flat part in the middle of the baseplate are topped off with grey and black tiles of varying sizes and shapes. Sebastian also adds a number of different LEGO plant elements that work in synergy with the baseplate to create a rich natural aesthetic.
But perhaps my favorite sections of this build are situated at the front elevated region of the baseplate: the brick-built staircase and Torii, traditionally a Japanese gate generally found in front of a Shinto shrine. Overall this creation is a stunning masterpiece both architecturally and in terms of parts usage, I am definitely hoping to see more beautiful builds incorporating these bulky bits of plastic in the future.