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Christmas MOC - opinions wanted!

LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
edited November 2017 in Building and Techniques
Hi guys!

I worked on a small MOC for my winter village tonight. Inspiration came partly from the Lego Gingerbread House, but of course I went my own way with it. Now I'm looking for opinions. What do you guys think of it? Should I change anything?

Note: the clips on the inside of the building and the small hole in the wall are there to get rid of some wires, since I'm going to put a light inside. This way, you'll hardly see it. 



eMJeeNLMooreFXLittleLori

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  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 333
    edited November 2017
    Really nice! Cool how you already made provisions for lights etc.

    Some points I'd maybe improve: The multicoloured "beading" along the window in the front could be all the way round the window (like on the side). Maybe make the entire house 2 studs wider, so that the red/white/green pillar next to the door (cool feature!) and the "beading" also can have a nougat-coloured 1x1 pillar in between?

    The top of the front wall could maybe use a little decoration? I'm thinking of a pretzel, maybe? Also, a 1x4 (maybe reddish brown) tile on top of the cabinets inside would finish them off, i'd reckon.

    And, if you make the base a little bigger, you could make a little path out of "sweets" to the front door?
    LegoPondswaldsid3windr
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    Great suggestions! Thanks :)

    I was indeed thinking about making it a little bit bigger, so the beading can go all around the window. So I guess I'll do that! 
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    So I edited the MOC after @eMJeeNL's suggestions. I think it looks way better now. You guys agree or do you have more suggestions?



    sid3windrmustang69catwranglerLittleLori
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    Also managed to close the gap on top, thanks to a tip on a different forum (one for Dutch AFOL's).


    datsunrobbiecatwranglerthe_creative_boxkiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    That's a great looking little house. I've got a bunch of battery powered "fairy lights" due to arrive today, and the thought that came to my mind when I saw this was to replace the "beading" around the window with clear parts, maybe mounted on headlight bricks, so they could be lighted. I'll give it a try when the lights arrive and post a pic of the results.
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    That's a great looking little house. I've got a bunch of battery powered "fairy lights" due to arrive today, and the thought that came to my mind when I saw this was to replace the "beading" around the window with clear parts, maybe mounted on headlight bricks, so they could be lighted. I'll give it a try when the lights arrive and post a pic of the results.
    Cool idea! Let me know how it works out!
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 333
    edited November 2017
    Cool you used my suggestions :)

    Think you could centralise the pretzel with another headlight brick and a 1x2 jumper plate + https://brickset.com/parts/design-2555

    Good job on "closing" the roof, that was the only thing I was stumped on how to do without actually holding some bricks/plates myself.

    Final tip: maybe a curved window instead of the 2 2x2x3s? This one, for example? https://brickset.com/parts/design-20309

    LegoPondswald
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    edited November 2017
    eMJeeNL said:
    Cool you used my suggestions :)

    Think you could centralise the pretzel with another headlight brick and a 1x2 jumper plate + https://brickset.com/parts/design-2555

    Good job on "closing" the roof, that was the only thing I was stumped on how to do without actually holding some bricks/plates myself.

    Final tip: maybe a curved window instead of the 2 2x2x3s? This one, for example? https://brickset.com/parts/design-20309

    I tried the jumper plate, but the one thing I didn't like was it being so far away from the wall (even with the headlight brick). That's why I decided to do it like this. 

    And yeah, I could do a window like that, but I actually also kind of like this effect. So I think I'll keep the windows this way.

    Thanks for the tips!
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    Perhaps a 1x2 brick with axle hole would work for the pretzel.
    LegoPondswald
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 364
    Don't they have a 1×2 brick with a clip? Use that for the prezal.
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    brickmatt said:
    Perhaps a 1x2 brick with axle hole would work for the pretzel.
    That's genius! It works! Why didn't I think of that? 
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 364
    edited November 2017
    Wait...an axle hole? How does a pretzal fit into an axel hole?
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 333
    edited November 2017
    Or one with the + in the middle? That would hold the clip you are currently using.
    The one with an axle hole would also require a Technic pin.

    To me, best solution would be this one: https://brickset.com/parts/design-30237, as @Cyberdragon mentioned.

  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    The black piece that's currently holding the pretzel will also fit in the axle hole.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 333
    Wouldn't it be to small and not stay there?

    Another thing I'd came up with: Did you consider using mason bricks (see my sig)?
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 364
    eMJeeNL said:
    Wouldn't it be to small and not stay there?

    Another thing I'd came up with: Did you consider using mason bricks (see my sig)?
    That's why I suggested a 1x2 brick with clip. It would also be just one piece instead of two.
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    This is the piece I meant, but in brown: https://brickset.com/parts/6178922/brick-1x2-with-cross-hole

    The 1x2 brick with clip would also work.
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    Let's put it this way: stud.io says it works and I think it does too. So I'm gonna go with this solution! :)

    @Cyberdragon Yes, I did. But I already did that with a MOC I finished just today, and I don't want to use it too much. Otherwise the entire town will be filled with mason bricks buildings ;) 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/27369/led-christmas-tree-lights

    Posted pics of the lights in another thread. Wire is not quite thin enough to allow bricks to seat properly, but I don't expect to find any lights with thinner wires. The LEDs fit through the holes in headlight bricks and #3062 1x1 round bricks quite easily. The LEDs are "soft white", meaning slightly yellow tinted.
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    Looks very cool! Thanks!
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box SwedenMember Posts: 90

    It looks great! It think it would look even better if you added some texture to the side walls, like profile/masonry 1x2 bricks.

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,377
    @datsunrobbie, I have a package of those heading my way currently. Thanks for the ideas on how to incorporate them!
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    @the_creative_box Actually, I didn't do that on purpose. I recently made a MOC with almost only masonry bricks and I don't want too much of those in my town. Otherwise, it'll all have the same look and feel in my opinion. But thanks for the feedback!
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