Tudor style buildings are my weak spot. There, I said it! This build by Kevin Wanner is no exception to that rule. Kevin’s creation features stained glass windows with yellow glass. Using the turntable base for the stained glass windows is a technique that quite a lot of builders have used before, and even LEGO eventually picked up on this technique, featuring it in their Unexpected Gathering set. But there is so much more to love — the macaroni tiles in brown used for the woodwork, the crooked little chimeys, the round 1×2 plate well, the Mjolnir wall, the string net hills, the claws for a straw roof and the tree stump tiles used to show where the wooden support beams in the building are hiding. All lovely techniques, but the best one has to be the use of the old Scala perfume bottle to create a lantern with a tassel.
This floating rock has been a recurring theme when it comes to LEGO fan creations. They have been part of the community for as long as I can remember. I am actually quite astounded that LEGO never tried their hand at it. To me building rocks is scary. I love how some builders manage to build these big rocky mountains made out of big wedge pieces that appear to stay together magically. Roanoke Handybuck managed to build a rock like this.
I could just look at it for hours trying to figure out how it is constructed. The rock is not the only pretty thing about this build. This build appears to be lacking in studs. The only place I can actually see them are in the foliage of the paddle tree. Adding the pyramid tile to the Tudor wood beams looks like a lovely finish of wooden beams. Although there are a lot of pop colors in this build, to me the focal point of this creation is the bright light orange door. The use of the dragon head sword hilt as ornate door hinges is stunning.