I love that last year's Advent Calendar actually came with a building, but it's way too small! I decided the building needed a serious upgrade--as it is, the robbers could just walk out of there when nobody is looking.
It was a simple matter of getting a lot more log pieces, blue bases, and white slopes to extend the walls. In this case, I specifically shaped it to sit on a 32 x 32 curved road. I also put some black tiles in front of the garage so the car doesn't need to drive over studs. The shape of the building also gave me room to add a few of the other advent items: the fire, the dog, and the tree.
Viewed from the back: I was able to incorporate the fireplace and most of the presents onto the side of the building so our cop doesn't freeze. I've also incorporated the detective desk and added a chair. More black tiles on the left to give the cop car a driveway. I added a wall with a jail cell door to the right side so that the crooks are actually jailed. (The only problem is that white window--I don't have a glass pane, so the crooks could just jump right out!)
And here's the side view, just so you can see how I extended out the side wall. Anyway, I hope you like it--comments are appreciated.
Edit: Adjusted picture ratio to 800 x 600.
Edited by ResIpsaLoquitur, 06 December 2012 - 12:44 AM.
Deep-linked over-sized images. 800x600 max!