Updated with picture links to elsewhere. Can I take that oar out now?
I saw the completely unexpected extension as a second chance (Call of Duty style!), so rather than go out with a whimper I decided to rework the main building, which ironically was the weakest part of my entry. This time I built for myself rather than trying to win.
Clothes Shop / Radio Station
Release year: 2011/2012
# of parts: ~760
# of minifigs: 8
This entry is made up of some of the things I felt were missing from a rural town during winter, which could be added to a layout involving the official Winter sets. The original idea was a toss-up between a department store and a radio station... and naturally I ended up doing both.
The smaller components include a bridge over a frozen river (had to make use of the transparent 16x16 plate I'd bought at AFOLcon), and a bus shelter (which acts as the "bench" in this set).
A middle-aged Oriental woman sells hot creamy cocoa (thank you) from her stall. Did you notice the sprig of mistletoe? There's also a makeshift robin on top of the bus shelter.
A well-to-do young man and his spoiled girlfriend stop outside the clothes shop, because she's spied the most expensive dress she's ever seen: a flowing and flattering pink silk number detailed with Gustavovich jewellery, and the only one ever made. Sale price: LU 490,000 (no adjustments allowed).
The inside of the main building has three floors: the shop floor at the bottom, a private fitting area on the first floor (complete with approving tailor), and the local radio station at the top. The original building was extended to include the second floor, which is why it has LBG walls.
The small radio station, playing the best in suitable music. If they're not singing or playing an actual instrument, it doesn't go on air.
Edited by Phred, 21 March 2012 - 06:15 PM.