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Inspired in some strange, obscure way by the wonderful Pixar movie "Ratatouille," this modern day vignette of a Venice building came to life. I was toying with some extreme ratio wackoness, and this is the result. I really do love the vine-covered brick-and-plaster architecture of the Mediterranean regions, so this kind of build was inevitable. Enjoy!
About this creation
The vine technique credit to Mr. Kelso.

The build started with the balcony. It is a SNOT piece, set in from the left edge by half a stud. This allows for the window to be centered with the balcony and still square up with the one stud roofline on the left of the window, which is flush with the outside wall. The window is composed of mirrored arch pieces, fitted together with a technic half-pin. In order for the window to be inset in the roof the equivalent of two 45 degree angled studs, the window piece sticks out from the building wall one and a half studs. The window is secured with the use of jumper plates and headlight bricks.

The railing was a fun challenge. I think black skeleton legs would have looked better as spindles, but the Minifig arms work just fine.


The neat little decorative supports underneath the balcony, are series of three jumper plates and a tile, SNOTed to the underside of the balcony.

Some of you might recognize the brick technique behind the vines from this previous post.


This is Ted, the street-sweeper. He wears a fez.


The technic "pipe" kind of ties the whole vignette together. I mean, really, it's Venice. People've got to take advantage of the water somehow!


Yup. You guessed it. That sneaky artistic shot that somehow always weasels itself into my posts...

Oh! And before I forget! I'd like to direct my visitors to the MOC Scavenger Hunt. It's a place to get your creations noticed, and to flex your deductive skills! Head over through the link to learn more about how you can be a part!

Bonus! This vignette was blogged on BrickPOP on february 7th! The fellow had a question about the water color. He thought it was a Maersk blue, but it's actually a rare aqua blue-green color that I happened to have just enough of. On Bricklink, the color is called Dark Turquoise.



Comments

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  December 28, 2013
He wears a fez now. Fezzes are cool. (Oh, Eleven.....)
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  April 1, 2011
I must admit that was is just totally AWESOME!!!!!
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  February 5, 2011
Excellent job on the balcony!
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  February 4, 2011
Gorgeous!
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  February 4, 2011
Awesome Paul! Max told me about this one earlier today.
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  February 4, 2011
Mama Mia! Fablisimo! xD
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  February 4, 2011
nice job paul
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  February 4, 2011
Nifty techniques!
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  February 4, 2011
Wow, very cool techniques in there!
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  February 4, 2011
Cool! He should clean his terrace before those 'shrooms grow into his home! I like the detail of the walls.
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  February 4, 2011
Belissima! A wonderful creation, the rain pipe is great :D
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  February 4, 2011
That drain-pipe is the best part. LOVE IT!
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  February 4, 2011
Very good. Are those mushrooms from brickforge?
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  February 4, 2011
Nice! I love it. Finally you got to use your fez on an actual person! Love the water.
 I like it 
  February 4, 2011
Cool architecture, and I like the way you build the balcony.
 
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