Oh frabjous day. I got "Best Large Building" at Brickworld 2010. Lucky for me they added a new category for "Best Mega Creations" so I didn't have to compete with the showstoppers :-)
About this creation
The first three pics are new, added 8/10/2012. I just built a new light box and finally can take photos that accurately capture the colors. I left the rest of the posting alone.
The inspiration for this house is this painted lady at 2128 W. le Moyne St. in Chicago, like Brickworld. I kinda wondered if, on one of the Public Days, the owner(s) might come by and say, "Hey! That's our house!" :-)
AWESOME! But, from what I understand this is a replica of a random house you saw, so how do you know what the inside looks like? Or did you come up with the interior on your own? If you came up with it on your own that's amazing! If you copied it, then man can you make a replica!
Wow absolutly amazing! Must have taken a truckload of parts to make that! And in light blue too, I had to order a cople dozzen light blue parts for one of my MOCs and they cost a lot. I didn't even know people built houses that were bigger than Minifig scale, compleatly Epic!
Wonderful! Where are the keys? I can move in there at any time! Seriously, as I saw the outside, I thought: "Wow, that´s beautiful." As I saw the inside, I was completely blown away. You did such a nice job recreating this beautiful house with that lovely worked out interior! No wonder, that it placed first. Hats off, Sir! ~Cheers, Marc
That has got to be one of the best MOCs I have ever seen! My fave part is the interior, which looks so good, I thought it was a shot of a real house's inside! Sure wish I had your talent (and all those rare Sand Blue pieces:) Congrats on MOCOTD and the award at Brickworld!
Once again you stole my heart and won my admiration.
This is yet another Victorian splendor1
And it looks move in ready!
I'd love to see a canopy bed!
If there were one you should rest in it!
You earned the rest!
This model is absolutely awesome. The detail is just wonderful. I love everything about it. Sure wish I could have seen it in person. WONDERFUL - GREAT - AWESOME!!! Congratulation on your award!!!
Quoting Teddy .
Really love your doll house work, and the scale in which you build really allows for the right amount of detailing. Is it the Doll house scale 1:12?
I *really* appreciate those who like my work, and if I had kids or grandkids I'd be happy to let them use my creations as dollhouses, but, just for the record, they *aren't* dollhouses :-) You were right about the scaling ... it allows for the fun detailing. My models were scaled to fit the windows when I got them how I wanted them. I started smaller, but I couldn't get the framing like I wanted it, without ugly gaps. Lucky for me, the size I ended up at happened to allow me to use the Belville sinks, tubs, faucets and cabinets :-) However, since my imagination keeps wandering these days to casement [oops! I meant double-hung] windows with sashes that slide open, there *may* be a model in the future that's on an even bigger scale.
Really love your doll house work, and the scale in which you build really allows for the right amount of detailing. Is it the Doll house scale 1:12? Excellent work, I'm a huge fan of your work. Kind regards, Johan van den Heuvel
I like it
June 30, 2010
Incredible! It is almost hard to believe it is even LEGO though it obviously is!
Congratulations on your award! I saw this at Brickworld and voted for it. I wish I would have had a chance to talk with you about how it came together. Excellent work! Incredible detail and scale. Your photos are also excellent. I didn't think it was possible to have that much Sand Blue in a collection to do anything so massive!
Quoting Lee Hardwick
Can you please tell me how you make your brick patterns on the outside?
See page 22 of "The Unofficial LEGO
Advanced Building Techniques Guide" under
Marakoeschtra's wall. Given that I was using
sand blue, I went with alternative three on
the parts used. Don't even try alternative two. The pins rotate freely in the holes, so the tiles dangle wildly. The guide is widely available (I am *not* the author) but here is a link to a copy on my website, for your convenience:
After closely examining your photos of the foyer and the french doors, I have come to the conclusion that you are not possibly human, but, instead, are an alien-programmed entity so highly skilled in LEGO building that you were assigned the specific task of showing us mere earth mortals how futile our attempts at achieving LEGO nirvana truly are. I feel small.
5/5 amazing work there and so detailed. The interior shots look like they come from a house sale brochure. Can you please tell me how you make your brick patterns on the outside, I have been banging my head on the wall for ages trying to come up with something that looks right. :)
Wow, what an amazing house! The brick and wood patterns are both so recognisable, and I love those windowframes, and the chimneas. And what a marvelous interior! Great house, and definitely deserving of the Best Large Building award :)
I voted for you. Wasn't that a great show. I had an inkling that it was you Softarae, I could see it in the work you had done on this house. I wish I had talked to you, and asked to see your house in more detail, but maybe next year. Congratulations on the award, you and your creation deserved it. Keep building! -Anthony Dunne