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[OL - FB] The Brazzi Brothers' Brickyard in Breshaun

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Ahoy there again, fellow brick-enthusiasts,

today another brick in the wall that I call my landlubbing endeavor... aaand it's a place where bricks are made - who knew! Not the bricks you're looking for, though, but nonetheless 'important' - at least for the... City... of Breshaun :wink:

 

The Brazzi Brothers' Brickyard in Breshaun

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December 21st - formally the beginning of the cold season in some parts of the old world, but next to a fire of several hundred degrees one could easily forget that Winter had arrived. The Brazzi Brothers probably didn't give it much of a thought neither. They just went about their business - their family business, to be more specific. Originating from southern Mardier, they had come to Breshaun almost 20 years ago in search for a new home far from the impacts of the Civil War raging in their home country. In Breshaun, they were among the first to set up a manufactury to produce large amounts of bricks - an investment that would soon turn out a huge asset in the development of the settlement into a thriving large town. And although today there are more and larger brickyards in and around Breshaun, it fills the three brothers with pride to have contributed - and still being contributive - to what is also their... City of Light.

About:

Hmm... not really much to say about this one. The oven had been in the making for a while, but I never came around building a house to go along with it. However, now it just had to be done, so I went for it :wink:

The build itself is rather repetitive and unspectacular, but the details took a lot of time. I think, however, those bricky bricks aren't nice too nice to look at if used in masses... Need to change this in future builds...

Oh, and I'm not really sure this is the way to actually make bricks... hmm... I might have to call Billund to find out...

 

Anyway, I hope you can enjoy this a little,

C&C welcome!

Thanks for watching :classic:

 

Vive le Roi!

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Good looking brickyard, KB. I like the big vaulted oven and the factory building in bricks flanked by that Tudor section in safe distance from the hot fires.

My favorite details are the stacked bricks out front and the look inside the oven, but things like the firewood outside and the weathervane also help tremendously in finishing off the build nicely.

Also, I have been planning some sort of brickworks in King's Harbour for some time, but it will be somewhat different, I think, modelled after Danish brickworks with large drying warehouses.

Anyway, great work! Breshaun is growing at an alarming rate! :P

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Another cool red cheese roof! :thumbup:   The curve roof over the oven is great too, and there's something eye-catching about those rows of neatly stacked bricks!  The little dashes of vibrant green add a lot to this build, also!

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A great build all around. Unique idea, and well executed. The arched roof is very clever and fits in nicely with the rest of the building. It certainly has an industrial feel to it, with the dark tan buildings possibly representing the factory while the white addition could be used as living quarters or offices.

6 hours ago, Kolonialbeamter said:

Oh, and I'm not really sure this is the way to actually make bricks

In case you're interested in showing the rest of the process:wink: (at least, that's how it's done today, and I don't think it would have changed too much in the past 200 years).

1) Mix materials

2) Mold into proper shape

3) Dry bricks

4) Bake bricks

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9 hours ago, Kolonialbeamter said:

 

The build itself is rather repetitive and unspectacular

Vive le Roi!

Good that I read that in the nick of time.

I was just about to start praising the build as I think it looks fine.

:pir-grin:

And as for the king I'd also disagree :pir-laugh:

 

 

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Very nice brickyard, KB!

The structure is quite interesting with the half-timber portion alongside the stone and brick portion with the brick kiln off to the side.  How is the layered appearance achieved in the plaster of the half-timber?  Are those stacked tiles, is this just the visibility of distinction lines in LDD, or is it something else?  Lovely details all around!  The red roof is great again, though it is strange that someone from Oleon would have such a fascination with red. :wink:
The steps look a little dangerous with no hand rail.

So this is how they heated the plastic for injecting bricks in the 1600's... in a kiln... how interesting! :tongue:

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This must be my new favourite from you! :wub: I'm absolutely in love with the half-timbered house. That said, I'm in love with every half-timbered house :wink: The roof is also very cool. Keep them coming please!

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You do know I love your builds, don't you????? :tongue: Especially the multiple levels, the roof and the white section technique of this building work miracles here!

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I love that round roof on the oven! :wub: Spectacular! I also like the timbered portion of the house. I always like it when we get some period-appropriate manufacturing builds like this. Another excellent and inspiring build from you, as usual! :thumbup:

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