I don’t know why these backwoods folks have decided to build their houses on precariously tall struts. Are they seeking protection from floods or zombies (or floods of zombies?). LEGO builder Andrea Lattanzio just says they’re “weird guys” which makes me think this may more of a SovCit situation, but whatever the case it’s a truly magnificent creation packed to the gills with fun details. Lots of things are worth noting, but the two that stood out to me first are the Duplo bearskin on the cabin’s roof, and the dark tan Goblin King’s arm used as a rock at the foot of the cabin. Everywhere you look, you’re sure to find another great detail. And of course, we can’t forget about that little truck, which looks perfectly suited for this pair with its 80s two-tone paint job and loads of gear strapped all over.
LEGO creations often make me want to experience what’s built but in the real world. Carter Witz’s Mountain Cabin really makes me want to get out into the wilderness and go hiking. Sure, you can’t really feel the temperature of what’s depicted in a photo, but the hue of the green grass and the orange leaves on the trees peg this as an autumn scene. The trees tell me there’s a slight breeze too. And for some reason, I think it’s an overcast day. If I slip and fall into the cold mountain runoff in that stream, I’ll have no problem warming up in the snug little cabin. Aside from all the wilderness feels I’m getting, I need to also take a moment to appreciate the quality of these birch trees. The technic pins take them to a whole new level, making it look like the bark is falling off along with the leaves.