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Competition Family Home
This is my entry into Matija Grguric's Brick Architect Contest 2010.
About this creation
Rules: The main objective is to build a family house (semi-detached or detached) out of LEGO bricks. It needs to be in minifig scale. Some examples for this are LEGO creator house models. What those sets lack are minifigures, liveliness, details and action! We want you to add all that to your MOC! Capture everyday life of the family that accommodates your house. It may be built in any time period - future, today or past, everything is fine. Interior is not necessary, but you may build it if you like. Only LEGO elements are allowed.

I chose the 14-1500s era, not sure how well I fit into it but anyway, the build is what its about. I hope you enjoy it! ~Thoy








The owner and his wife 'Mr and Mrs Finch', dont they look like a happy couple?


This is John Ponsonby, the local flower shop owner, driving by the Finches house to pick up some fresh stock.


Little Timmy Finch and Butch the family dog, looks like a loyal pet to me!


Some village men who love the vibrant scenic walk on the way to a days hunting and wood-chopping.


Samantha Hayes is a family friend, she often visits the Finches to feed their beautiful Ostriches.


The family horse "Dark Knight" enjoying a morning drink.


Such proud owners!








Direct on shot. For those wondering, the house is angled with a 5,12,13 triangle. The entire edging is sitting on tiles.




Birds-eye view of the roof. I really hate those roofing bricks, they fall apart at a bump!


Detailing of the chimney top, I like the way this came out.


Looking sour? Yeah you would too if you had the body of a warrior and were stuck picking flowers...


Here's a different view of the house, just to see the continuation of details.


A pond just across the path, sweet as!


The forest behind the house.











Before anyone comments and says it should have an interior, I thought about it enough to plan for it! Honestly the whole roof does come off, the chimney even splits at the middle to allow for removing the roof (can you find the join?) I had it split at different levels to camouflage the join.
So what happened to the plan for an interior? Unfortunately it bacame quite hard to remove and place the roofing without breaking any of the close detailing or the trees. I did get as far as putting the steps and the second floor in it though :)

Thankyou for taking a look at the model, please remember to comment and rate :)

4th wall commentary: This build was an epic amount of fun! Collectively its taken me around 20hours to build. Planning took me around a month with me doing a few mock-ups in LDD. Overall I am very happy with the way this turned out and think it leaves every other MOC of mine for dead. This was also a great opportunity for me to test out the new tripod my partner gave me for Christmas! A huge thankyou to Matija for hosting this competition, and to the judges whoever they are! I guess I will find out at some point...

Build 1/3, on my way towards my 1 year MOCversary in April - add me to get notified of the next two. My MOCversary model will combine all 3 in a 128*96 MOC



Comments

 I like it 
  April 24, 2012
Stunning build Thoy!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2012
could i ask how much money was put into this? i would probably build better if i spent more money on MOCs, but you could not just have these bricks on hand, or do you have hundreds of boxes full? just wanted to know. P.S. i love you house BTW, the man picking flowers is funny, you do know its hard to pick flowers right? :P
 I like it 
  September 26, 2011
Wow, this is fantastic! The angle of the house is brilliant and all the details are stunning!
Thoy Bradley
White Knight
  August 16, 2011
....more of your amazing lush green and colourful Mocs !.....beautiful !!
 I like it 
  July 1, 2011
this is amazing, the detail, i am speechless i wish i could build like that
Thoy Bradley
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Soap MacTavish
  March 23, 2011
Wow! Its incredible! Amazing work dude! Sooooo Many details! Great work I love it!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2011
Beautiful! Fantastic work.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2011
Quoting Claire Sgyreju I've loved this MOC since it was posted but I didn't have an account here yet at the time... and when I read that you hadn't had many "likes" on it I decided to figure out how to give you one, because I think it is really awesome! There is so much to see, so many interesting and funny details, and the general view is great as well. Great work!
Haha thanks Claire, I think next time I will wait a few days till posting when its Christmas day... :)
  March 23, 2011
I've loved this MOC since it was posted but I didn't have an account here yet at the time... and when I read that you hadn't had many "likes" on it I decided to figure out how to give you one, because I think it is really awesome! There is so much to see, so many interesting and funny details, and the general view is great as well. Great work!
 I made it 
  March 15, 2011
Quoting paul mc keever can we see the interior and the back. i wish i had this tallent
Haha cheers man, tbh the back has no detailing, and there is no interior due to the weakness of the tiling around the roof edging. This build forced me to stretch my collection. Thanks again. ~Thoy
 I like it 
  March 12, 2011
can we see the interior and the back. i wish i had this tallent
 I like it 
  January 13, 2011
Another brilliant creation! Awesome techniques!
Thoy Bradley
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Dominick S
  January 8, 2011
You can consider me a fan now. :D Really cool house! Lots of detail and bricks, both are awesome! I have a question... where do you get your 1x2 trans. blue tiles?
 I like it 
  January 4, 2011
This is hugely unnoticed. The house, the fence, the path, the grass!!! Only three things bother me: the girl is rather... modern, the trees are a bit simple to me and the rock in the pool is a bit not-rocky, like a house.
 I made it 
  January 2, 2011
Quoting Tom Simon Hey Thoy. I just wanted to let you know that I was eyeing your stone path with the intent of using the technique. The lack of parts, which I don't feel like ordering now, means I either won't do it, or will not do it justice. But I would have wanted to.
Hey Tom, by all means go right ahead. Its great that while I look at your work for techniques, you also want to use some from my work. This is what the pages is all about :) I'm sure you can give the technique your own spin and improvement. ~Thoy
 I like it 
  January 2, 2011
Hey Thoy. I just wanted to let you know that I was eyeing your stone path with the intent of using the technique. The lack of parts, which I don't feel like ordering now, means I either won't do it, or will not do it justice. But I would have wanted to.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2011
Wonderful house! I love the walls. And how you integrated this into the diorama.
 I like it 
  December 30, 2010
Attaching the house at an angle gives it a much more realistic look... This is probably your best yet. It looks great.
 I like it 
  December 30, 2010
Terrific textured stonework on that house! Love it!
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  December 30, 2010
Very impressive, the detail is overwhelming, the road, plants, walls of the house, very lively, my only complain could be that the roof is too clean but on the other hand, I wouldn't have done it better :P Great job !
 I like it 
  December 29, 2010
Wow, that stone work is just stunning, what a beautiful technique! So much detail. The chimney looks fantastic, and the whole scene gives off a lovely homely feel. I'd quite like to live there!
 I like it 
  December 26, 2010
Purdy!!
 I like it 
  December 26, 2010
Idyllic and beautiful. Good luck in the competition, although I don't think you'll need it..
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
I got 1 word: DETAIL! This thing is jam-packed with it and it really is pleasing to look at. I especially love the chimney and roof. Who needs an interior when the outside looks so nice:)
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Just WOW!
 I made it 
  December 25, 2010
Quoting Abram Gregory I think you fit the timeline realy well! Though, I have a question. Was the boy picking flowers a slave or a hired servant?
Well my guess is he's a hired servant, they seem like an honourable couple who wouldn't endose slave trading :) Thanks for the comment.
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Crazy landscaping! Another excellent entry into the contest.
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
I think you fit the timeline realy well! Though, I have a question. Was the boy picking flowers a slave or a hired servant?
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Wow I love the colours huni! Looks good on your work bench too :)
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Looks great! I really like how the house is set at an angle.~H
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Lovely. You are well on your way to mastering fine stone work, horizontal and vertical. Nice fence too. The whole scene is quite vibrant.
 
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