A-frame Cabin reaches 10K supporters on LEGO Ideas!

A-frame Cabin reaches 10K supporters on LEGO Ideas!

A few hours ago my A-FrAme Cabin achieved the coveted 10,000 votes on LEGO IDEAS platform: it’s unbelievable!
I’ve worked hard these 42 days to promote the project and I am delighted to have achieved the goal.
I published several updates in that period and this helped the project to keep cool and appealing.
The most important updates were at 6,000 votes (interior update) and at 8,000 votes (Spiders attack), below you can find out the photos.
I thank everyone who helped me in this incredible adventure. 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! And now fingers crossed…

A-FrAme Cabin fully detailed interiors are out now!

A-FrAme Cabin fully detailed interiors are out now!

The past weekend I’ve worked hard to complete the A-Frame interiors and now they are ready!
The A-Frame/C features a complete interiors with two floors: the upper one with the bedroom; and the ground floor with the living room and kitchen.
The whole interior is chock full of details that make the set very playable. You can easily open the two roofs to access inside and play with the utensils and surprising accessorie including table and chairs, a wood stove and many more. And it’s so enjoyable!
Thanks to the wooden furniture you can breathe a warm and welcoming atmosphere, typical of mountain cottages: nice coziness inside while it’s cold outside.
To build the interiors, and the cabin as well, I took inspiration from a couple of books about weird cabins and cottages, you can take a look at the photo in the gallery.
Do you like the A-FrAme Cabin? With your support, hopefully we can turn it into an actual LEGO Ideas set, please support clicking the link below:

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

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!

The Blue Cottage: behind the scenes of the building process

The Blue Cottage: behind the scenes of the building process

Let’s take a look at some unreleased work in progress snapshots of my latest creation straight from the woods: the very popular Blue Cottage.
Follow The Blue Cottage “step by step” building stages, scroll through the images and find out the secrets of one of my beloved creations.

Also take a look at the nice article published on BrickNerd in which I tell the whole story behind the Blue Cottage. Click the link and enjoy!

Below the caption of every single photo:

  1. As sketch as starting point, as usual!
  2. Preparing the base made with many dark tan plates and plate wedges;
  3. The dry stone wall made with hammers is ready to be placed in its place;
  4. The base of the house made with many light bluish gray tiles;
  5. Coupling the base and the terrace;
  6. An overview of the work station;
  7. The facade is ready;
  8. The facade is positioned in its place above the base;
  9. The two-piece roof is made with black plates and tiles;
  10. The diorama is almost complete;
  11. Final details to complete the MOC;
  12. The diorama is ready for the photo shoot;
  13. Click! Let’s go with the photos!
  14. Beautiful drawing of the Blue Cottage from my daughter Claudia!
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)