It goes up, and up, and up and... leads to nowhere.
About this creation
Welp, I've done it again. There are few things in the world as satisfying as topping yourself on a past achievement ;)
I've done a couple of pretty large builds (for me) in the last 6 months or so, which is odd considering that I've had less time than ever to spend brickin' around. But all the same, I was able to put this build together over the course of the last three or four weekends and finally managed to get the additional time to take pictures (which turned out lousy) and post 'em here.
Thus far, this is my largest build to date, coming in at 30W x 93L x 40H studs. I'll let you do the math for your preferred Imperial or Metric measurements. Wowsy.
This stair started it all. Somehow the idea was cooked up in my sleep (or in the pre-unconscious state known as exhaustion) and I simply had to execute it. Unfortunately, the only color of which I had enough pieces was yellow, so we go with a gold plated stairway that may or may not meet the most stringent aspects of the ORSC 2014 building code (especially with those railings).
A custom lamp design that I really needed to incorporate with flags to keep it from looking so Dark-Agey-European-dismality like.
The fountains and garden area was the main focus aside from the stair itself. Much needed too, considering how overpowering the yellow was. I needed to somewhat shift y'all's attention from the stair so that viewing this creation wouldn't necessitate putting on sunglasses...
Main seating area above all the action below. Pretty minimalist, but by this time I was running out of Lego (given that I still have my last four builds together, surely you can understand). The glass railing technique was formally introduced to me by Soccer Socks and Winnjetbrick, two builders who migrated here with me from the Lego Gallery. Thanks friends!
Overlooking the gardens and fountain.
The fountain. Yeah again.
I put a bit of effort into arching the water and creating a dual leveled cascading effect via transy white 1x2s set on end. Not bad, but it could use some work for the next go-around.
I wanted the whole build to be pretty symmetrical and have the ability to "point" towards the water feature. This image highlights that aspect pretty well.
And what would an iconic new record be without my unendingly inspiration generating froggy pal? I mean sure, he bribed... I mean, coerced me, so what was I to do?...
That's it for now. Thanks for sticking in there with me and supporting me on my Lego journey. I'm excited for what's next to come my way...
Good to see a new creation of you.
Looks a little bit as a new way of creating.
Great you could find the time for it!
It's not strange to have the best ideas in your sleep of "doing nothing".
Happens to me too.
Thanks for sharing.