Support the A-FrAme Cabin on LEGO IDEAS!

Support the A-FrAme Cabin on LEGO IDEAS!

Let’s give the iconic A-FrAme Cabin a chance to turn into an official LEGO IDEAS SET!

SUPPORT IT NOW!

One of my favorite builds, the well known A-Frame Cabin, is now on LEGO IDEAS and you can support it to give it a chance of becoming an actual LEGO IDEAS set! Click the link below and support the A-FrAme Cabin:

http://bit.ly/A-frame-by-Norton74

An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of my favorite rural homes ever, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature.An A-frame Cabin or other A-frame building is a building style featuring steeply-angled sides (roofline) that usually begin at or near the foundation line, and meet at the top in the shape of the letter A.
Check out the updates of the project published at each milestone reached.

If you’ve always dreamed of a house like this now you can build it and have fun!With your support, hopefully we can turn the A-frame Cabin into an actual LEGO Ideas set.
Thank you all for your support, comments and shares!

Off the road, on your own.

Off the road, on your own.

One week ago I posted the The Blue Cottage diorama which also featured a four-wheel drive vehicle with a color combo matching the cottage. It was time to show it alone in plain sight and here it is!
It is based on my previous Chevrolet Blazer spotted in the Sheriff Hopper’s Cabin diorama built in 2019 but with a new white/blue paint job and loads of gear strapped all over. It’s full of details and some interesting part usage such the weird “Scala towel bar” used for the running board and take look also at the front winch and that old red brick with the Shell logo…
Hope you like it!

“This TLCB Writer rather likes old square 4x4s, particularly if they have winch, roof rack, and assorted adventuring stuff piled on top. Suggested by a reader, Andrea Lattanzio’s classic Chevrolet Blazer has appeared here before in various guises, and there’s more to see of this one – including the wider diorama of which it is part – on Flickr here.“

(Blazin’ Trails  The LEGO Car Blog – March 6, 2021)

The Blue Cottage

The Blue Cottage

My latest creation is a rural house that joins my series of weird houses I have built in the last two years.
My goal was to build a cozy country house featuring three new elements: an uncommon color scheme, a shape I hadn’t used before and an unconventional doors/windows shape.
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 uncommon blue/black color combo is simple but effective, and the yellow trees  in the background match well. Last but not least the door and windows are round, a shape never seen on a cottage but quite common in Hobbit Houses.
The host, who is coming home from a hunting trip, has a nice off-road vehicle painted with a color scheme matching with the cottage.
It was very funny building the “long sloping  roof” structure and trying to add a few weird details. I also played with the light to let the scene as deep as possible. Hope you like it!

“In many parts of the world, if you’ve been following COVID safety protocols correctly, you may be itching to get out of the house right about now. Thankfully there is such a thing as contact-free check-in and this cottage may have the cure for what ails us. Is it called cabin fever when you want to leave the house to stay in a cabin? Whatever it’s called, Andrea Lattanzio’s stunning blue LEGO cottage is a sight for sore eyes. The round door and windows, the woodpile under the eave, and the weathered ramshackle texture make this a cottage I’d love to stay at for a weekend or even a month. The fall leaves, the skylights, the birdhouse, and even the mushrooms out front make for a picturesque vacation setting. I can even forgive the skunk for paying a visit. They don’t spray when you treat them with respect and I’m willing to respect the skunk and all the other woodland creatures for a stay in this cottage. Andrea was The Brothers Brick Builder of the Year in 2019 for good reason. Check out our archives to see what else Andrea Lattanzio has been up to.“

(A blue cottage to stave off those COVID blues  The Brothers Brick – February 25, 2021)

All-Terrain vehicle

All-Terrain vehicle

You can go fast, I can go everywhere!

A few days ago I posted the Crumbling Bridge straight from the woods. The little diorama featured also an All-Terrain vehicle and It was time to show it alone in plain sight.
The A/T vehicle is ready to deal with mud and rough terrain and complete with all the necessary tools to fix it yourself in case.
It is based on my previous Chevrolet Blazer spotted in the Sheriff Hopper’s Cabin diorama built in 2019 but with a new 80s two-tone paint job and loads of gear strapped all over. It’s full of details and some interesting part usage such the weird “Scala towel bar” used for the running board and take look also at the front winch and the side mirror…

Don’t mess with the Black Bear!

Don’t mess with the Black Bear!

One of the characters from my Stilt Houses (which I presented last November) seems to have gone to a dangerous area with a very hungry black bear ready to defend his territory…
Better to escape and take shelter on the Stilt Houses. But beware of that crumbling bridge!
I was looking for a setting for the off-road vehicle that was featured in my Stilt Houses last November and I came up with the idea of creating an ironic scene with some construction techniques that I had never used, such as the rocks made of many bluish gray slopes and inverted slopes.
The crumbling bridge recall the one I built for the Stilt Houses, but is longer and wider.
I really like the entire scene and hope you like it!

Santa’s Cabin

Santa’s Cabin

As usual in this period it’s time for a Christmas themed creation and this is a cozy shelter for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Speaking of the brand new reindeer, it’s really cute!
The house is a typical A-frame cabin, a kind of cottage I do really like. You probably remember my previous A-frame Cabin in a typical fall setting. Santa’s A-Frame features many new details and touches than the previous one even if has the same size and shape.

This is probably my last MOC for this year and I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (hoping that it will be better than 2020)