Off the wall

Off the wall

Have you ever thought about living “off the wall”? That’s what the two characters of my latest creation did. They probably ended up living like this because of an all-out war that wiped everything out. However they seem quite happy.

This diorama joins my two previous post-apoc works, namely Floating Dystopia and Crazy Bus.

I included some references and easter eggs: the tile with the Blue Cottage as a tribute to set 21338; the Citroën 2CV as an homage to Hayao Miyazaki; the white boat (on the roof!) for my recent 1OK IDEAS Stilt House; many other details that come from my previous works.
Have fun spotting them all!

“Famed LEGO builder and Ideas set designer Andrea Lattanzio proposed the question; have you ever thought about living “off the wall”? That got me thinking; does he mean off the grid? While I use the term “off the wall” occasionally, I went ahead and looked it up and the definition is cited as eccentric or unconventional with their example being
“a zany, wacky, off-the-wall weirdo”. In that regard, to answer your question, Andrea I give you a resounding hell yes! Eccentric and unconventional all the way, mio amico! However, he goes on to say that the characters in this creation “probably ended up living like this because of an all-out war that wiped everything out.” So does that mean off the grid, then? Andrea goes on to say that they seem quite happy, so that’s a good thing.

Whether they’re off the wall or off the grid there’s no denying these great shapes and build techniques. He pays homage to plenty of creations from his past; the tile with the blue cottage is in reference to the 21338 A-Frame set that he designed and the white boat on the roof may be the very one taken from his Stilt House Ideas concept. Can you spot other references? There are Easter eggs a-plenty!

(Off the wall or off the grid, you decide”  The Brothers Brick – June 9, 2023)

Stilt House: behind the scenes

Stilt House: behind the scenes

While the Stilt House is looking for supports on LEGO IDEAS it’s time to show you as some extra shots of the MOC building process.

Follow Stilt House “step by step” building stages, scroll through the images and find out the secrets of my fishing diorama. Have fun!

Don’t forget to support the Stilt House on LEGO IDEAS, with your support hopefully we can turn the Stilt House into an actual LEGO Ideas set.
Thank you all for your support, comments and shares!

Stilt House

Stilt House

The iconic Stilt House now in LEGO form!


One of my favorite builds, the Stilt House, is now on LEGO IDEAS and you can support it to give it a chance of becoming an actual LEGO IDEAS setClick here and support the Stilt House!

May 31, 2023: Stilt House LEGO IDEAS UPDATE!

A few days ago my Stilt House achieved the coveted 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas: it’s unbelievable!
I’ve worked hard to promote the project and I am delighted to have achieved the goal.
I thank everyone who helped me in this incredible journey. I don’t know how it will end up but I am already very happy and satisfied with it.
Thank you all! You’re awesome!

Have you ever dreamed of living in a Stilt House?
Stilt houses are houses raised on stilts, or piles, over the surface of the soil or a body of water. Stilt houses are built primarily as a protection against flooding and have been used for millennia, with evidence in the European Alps that stilt houses were constructed on a lake over 6000 years ago. Settlements primarily composed of stilt housing are common in Micronesia and in Oceania.

As children or adults, everyone has dreamed of living at least for one day on a Stilt House and if you can’t live in a real one then you can build it with LEGO bricks!

From the Tree House to the A-Frame House to the…Stilt House!
Those who love LEGO bricks also love odd and bizarre houses such as the beautiful Tree House or the cozy A-Frame Cabin (this last one sounds very familiar to me). A Stilt House like this cannot be missing in our collection, isn’t it?

The story behind this Stilt House
My little Stilt House is the home of Theo, an old bearded fisherman who loves spending his days fishing and preparing the nets. The stilt house is in fact equipped with an ancient fishing machine, called Trabuchet. From the platform, two long arms called antennae stretch out suspended some feet above the water, supporting a huge and narrow-meshed net.
Every now and then Pablo, Theo’s best friend, visits him by boat, since the azure hut can be reached by a little wooden dock or by an unstable ladder starting right from the sea. Today Pablo is docking at the Stilt House, he’s going to visit his best friend Theo, they’ll have fun for sure.

The relationship between human and sea
The relationship between Theo and the sea in this set shows as a relationship of appreciation and respect. Theo loves everything about being a fisherman. He is lonely at sea and his sea friends are his companions. He has great respect for the sea as well as the inhabitants that swim and live in it. 

“He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm. The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

About the set
The brick-built Stilt House amazes for the extreme similarity to the real ones and for the attention to detail. The set is composed by the main building and many minor details all around such as the fishing machine, the tight dock made of wooden boards, the ladder and others. The entire scene is like a postcard. Two minifigures are included in the diorama, Theo and Pablo. The set is built with many special and fun techniques, for sure you will love to build it!

If you’ve always dreamed of a Stilt House like this now you can build it and have fun!
With your support, hopefully we can turn the Stilt House into an actual LEGO IDEAS set.

Thank you all for your support, comments and shares!

At times dreams come true: the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

At times dreams come true: the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

The LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

I’m so happy and honored for this incredible goal, never in my life I would have thought to end up here. Everything is so special these days.
A lot of things have happened in the last few hours that have brought forward the announcement of the set, however here it is.
I wasn’t ready but still managed to snap a picture quickly to thank everyone. I can’t wait to build the set in the next few days and enjoy it.
Thanks to LEGO designers for making my dream a reality, you’re awesome!
A massive thank you to everyone who supported this project back in Lego Ideas and made this entire journey possible! Thank you all!

BREAKING NEWS: Meet the Fan Designer!

A-Frame Cabin Signing Set Tour 2023 CONFIRMED!
I am very happy to announce the dates of the Signing Set Tour:

Feb 1 (10am–12pm) Grenoble (Fr) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 3 (4 pm–6pm) Milano San Babila (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 4 (10am–12pm) Nice (Fr) LEGO Retail Store
Feb 10 (4pm–6pm) Firenze (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 11 (10am–12pm) Napoli (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 18 (4pm–6pm) Assago Milano (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
March 12 (4pm–6pm) Torino (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
September 9 (12pm–2pm) Paris (Fr) LEGO Retail Store Paris, So Ouest

I will be more than happy to meet you and, if you wish, to sign the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin set | No. 21338 # 46.
See you there!

Relive the journey of the A-Frame Cabin from the beginning until the very latest news of the release as an official set, below you can find all my articles published on my website:
A-Frame Cabin (first post ever)
A-Frame Cabin: behind the scenes of the building process
Support the A-FrAme Cabin on LEGO IDEAS!
A-FrAme Cabin fully detailed interiors are out now!
A-frame Cabin reaches 10K supporters on LEGO Ideas!
A-FrAme Cabin approved as next LEGO IDEAS set!
The A-Frame Cabin is The Brothers Brick cover photo for November 2020!
Santa’s Cabin

Below the story of the A-Frame Cabin on official LEGO and LEGO IDEAS website:
The A-Frame Cabin set No. 21338 on LEGO shop on-line
Introducing LEGO IDEAS 21338 A-Frame Cabin
Original project on LEGO IDEAS

Below some official images of the LEGO IDEAS set A-Frame Cabin no. 21338

A cute Outpost with a useful Outhouse

A cute Outpost with a useful Outhouse

While I was waiting for the official release of my A-Frame Cabin as an LEGO Ideas set I built a brand-new creation. My first build of the year is a little diorama featuring a very cute sea outpost combined with a very useful…um…outhouse.
Both the building has the same color scheme, medium azure for the walls, tan for little details and medium nougat for the roof. It’s the first time I’ve used lavender plant leaves and I’m very happy with this color. Probably some details will seem familiar to you, in fact some parts come from my previous works such as Theo’s Trabuchet fishing hut which I built in the autumn of 2021.
The little outpost is built half on rock and the other half on stilts. I added a handful of little details to let it fun and lively. Do you like it? Let me know in the comments below.