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#1 Priovit70

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

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Since the first box of the Winter Village theme, the Toy Shop, I came up with the idea that the Village lies in the mountains.
So, year after year, I expanded it in a sort of "northern italy - mountain" style. So this year I decided to add a Mountain Guides station, because, you know, mountains can be very dangerous! *huh*

I started with the image in my head of a wooden chalet, and from this first idea I developed the design with LDD. The outcome is in the next pictures and I'm pleased with it.
I know, I know, it's a slyghtly bigger than the other buildings of the winter village, and if, in some way, you find it weird with the sidewalks and other details, like the hydrant, there's a reason. I built it for my "modular winter village"; the module is based on the 32x32 baseplate and has a street with sidewalk on the both sides, but that is another story and it's a little off topic.
But let's return to my creation: on the main floor you can find the core of the station with an office desk, chair, computer, desk lamp and a cabinet, to manage all the reports and the emergency calls.
On the side of the office there's a garage with an ATV, ready for every emergency, and all the equipment for its maintenance.
The first floor is divided in two: the first part is an observation terrace with the flags of the mountain guides (I drew them, starting from the snowboard of the serie 5 snowboarder guy and from the airplane of the Flying Mummy Attack and then printed on self-adesive paper) and a telescope, and the second part is an attic for various equipment.
Finally, on the roof I put a satellite dish for emergency communications.

In the last picture you can also see the ATV leaving for a rescue mission.

In total there are 7 figures: 4 mountan guides and 3 boy scouts, full of excitement waiting for their first hike in the snow. :grin:

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I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone!!
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#2 Jargo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:13 PM

That, to me, is perfection. I really love it. The perfect addition to the village.  :thumbup:

#3 supersympa

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:27 PM

very cute
I like it!
would suit perfectly in the christmas display i made :)

#4 Farrant

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:43 PM

Eccezionale veramente!

Amazing!! In my opinion you have exactly cought the mood of the mountain winter village, maybe (IMHO of course) a few Christmas details would be better but surely an awesome work. I love all details, swear. It would be great to see a set like this officially released!
Brick on and good luck for the contest!

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#5 JackJonespaw

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

I love it! The eagle on the shield and flag make it seem all the more like an official set.

#6 soundwave_sw

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:22 PM

Very nice build Priovit!  It is a very orginal idea.   I like the very detailed construction.  The use of different textures is well applied. I particually like the effect of snow on the balcony and the snow on the roof.  If I had to find a critique it would be to use some brown plate under the white plate for the sloped roof as seen from the rear.  And perhaps the addition of a smaller village component.  

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#7 snaillad

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Very original idea, some nice techniques, like the snow effect. There is alot going on considering its only one main model and not separate structures which I like! Best of luck!

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#8 lightningtiger

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

AWESOME and original idea too....'Priovit70' and a neat ATV too ! :thumbup:
Good luck with your entry.....Brick On Rescue On ! :grin:

#9 L@go

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:46 AM

So many great details. I really, really like this - best of luck in the competition!

(I was going to say "I love the boy scouts" but the sentence struck me as very strange when I saw it written out...)

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#10 Solitary Dark

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

Another very nice entry, and an original idea. I'd love to see this on a non-white background, just to help some of the details of the roof texture more visible.

Well done.

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#11 Priovit70

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

I want to thank everybody for the kind comments about my entry! Thank you very much!!

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#12 peddi0027

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

Awesome. Simply beautiful!

#13 scottwb2010

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

Wonderful creation. This would fit perfectly in a winter village/ski resort.

#14 Redhead1982

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

This Mountain Guides Station surely fits in Winter Village. The idea is great and it caught a very winter atmosphere. I like it that it's predominantly brownish with a snowy roof, and the boyscouts are a great addition. Besides, it has some lovely details, such as the observation terrace with the telescope. I think this is one of my favourite WV MOCs. Really well done!  :thumbup:
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#15 branolego

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:31 AM

very original idea, i love it!!
every village needs a mountain guide for safe living.
good luck on the contest

#16 brickcitydepot

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

I really like the idea and execution of it. Great job and original idea.



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