It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…
As usual in this period it’s time for a Christmas themed creation and here it is Santa’s Cottage, a cozy shelter for Santa who is preparing his worldwide tour for delivering gifts.
Let’s give the iconic Santa’s Cottage a chance to turn into an official LEGO IDEAS SET!
About the set
Santa’s Cottage features a classic Xmas color scheme, an uncommon shape and an unconventional doors/windows style. The main feature is probably the asymmetrical roof with a very sloping shape to the left.
The woodshed is located under the excess roof. The red/white/black color combo is simple but effective, and the snowy trees in the background match well.
Last but not least the door and windows are round, a shape rarely spotted on a cottage, but quite common in Hobbit houses.
Santa, who is coming home from a relaxing walk, has also a nice off-road vehicle painted with a color scheme matching with the cottage. You can spot it on the right.
Playability at its best!
The set is full of details, funny building techniques and utensils. The base is made with many white plates and wedge plates that make the surface uneven and give the idea of fresh snow.
In front of the staircase to access the house there is a nice outdoor flooring made with many light bluish gray slopes of different sizes, among which I have inserted white tiles to give the idea of porphyry. The effect is very pleasant.
All around there are trees, plants, and a couple of shrubs, they are all covered by the snow.
The dry stone wall that supports the house is made from many Thor’s hammers, a technique I have used in the past. The terrace is chock full of objects and utensils which make the whole set very playable.
There are lots of other hidden details here and there, have fun finding them!
If you’ve always dreamed of a Santa’s Cottage like this now you can build it and have fun!With your support, hopefully we can turn the Santa’s Cottage into an actual LEGO IDEAS set.
Thank you all for your support, comments and shares!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
“If you follow The Brothers Brick on social media, you might have noticed we just updated our cover photo to Santa’s house, a cozy A-frame cabin built by Andrea Lattanzio. But don’t be fooled by his jolly demeanor, Santa’s a big celebrity. And he’s living a life with all the perks, which includes multiple houses. This asymmetrical cabin, also by Andrea, is a little more stylish than the A-frame. No doubt this house is for when Santa’s feeling a little posher. That four-wheel-drive vehicle might not be able to travel as far as magic reindeer, but I bet it’s more expensive. And the brickwork on the deck couldn’t have come cheap. After all, it’s actually made from dozens of Mjolners.”