The Vintner & Blencathra
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:36 PM
Here are 2 recent builds to add to my collection of English country cottages and buildings. I have been promoting these for the last year on my job, as I travel around England as an events organizer, so I have managed to gain enough interest from clients to finally start selling these as commission pieces.
First we have 'The Vintner'
Built in the late 1400s and situated on Sheep Street, this wonderful timber-framed townhouse has been a vintner, or seller of wines, since the 1600s. Did the Great Bard of Stratford, William Shakespeare, purchase his wine here?
This model is the first to built for commission and is a test design, the final version will have propper printed stickers with the name of the shop.
Next we have 'Blencathra'
Blencathra, Cumbria, North West.
Situated at the foot of Blencathra, Threlkeld's Old Mission Room was built in 1885 by the Keswick & District Christian Workers' Band using Lakeland slate rubble for the walls and green slate tiles.
This model won't is just another one for the collection, im not that fond of it, mainly because I could have done so much more with the build, it should have had a roof built with dark bley 2x2 round tiles or sand green. However, if it ends up as a commission piece I will re-build it to a better standard.
Thanks for viewing
Lord Of The Dark Isle
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:02 PM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:47 AM
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:43 PM
Theprice all depends on how cheap I can get the parts. Im not in it to rip people off, so if I get a parts cheaper then I charge a cheaper price. As I am just starting out, the only profit I make at the moment is the shipping charge, so basically I sell the moc at the exact same price as it costs to build, then I make a profit from the buyer paying for postage on top. This particular model has been sold for £90 which is how much it cost to get the pieces in. However, I could build it again and find that I might have to pay more next time, so another version might sell for £100. So it really all comes down to how much I pay for parts.
I am trying to push selling smaller models like Blencathra to start with, as they are cheaper and I can produce more.
However there will soon be lots to choose from.
These are based on the 'Lilliput Lane collectable minitures' so people can look at the list of Lilliput lane models, pick one they like and I will then build it in Lego for commission sales.
These are a few designs that I am working on which will soon be ready for sale:
Lord Of The Dark Isle
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
models we can get from souvenir shops!
I would think the plinth itself takes up a decent amount of bricks/plates/tiles...
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:33 PM
You already mentioned that you based your buildings on the Lilliput Lane models and since then I've taken a look at them quite a few times. They are perfect to base LEGO creations upon them. You manage to pull it of perfectly every time. I look forward to those new buildings you just posted. The second one is something I want to build, so thanks again for the inspiration!
I can't wait to see more in the near future!
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