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[MOC] Tuscany cottage

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Hi everyone, today I present a MOC that I just realized recently for a specific occasion: the Lego Event in Florence (Brick in Florence Festival 2017).

Tuscany landscapes have always been in my heart, in the last 15 years I have traveled several times in spring and summer in a specific area of Tuscany that is the "Crete Senesi". In this geographical area that starts from the south of Siena to the town of Pienza there are landscapes formed by sinuous hills with cottages and cypresses.
For years I have been photographing these areas and I could not miss creating a MOC dedicated to this land. As an inspiration I used a picture of mine that you can see here:
http://www.unafotoalgiorno.it/portfolio/visgallery.php?cat=paesaggi&id=11838

Between design and construction it took only one month, I think it's one of the MOCs I've made faster in my story than AFOL!
I had little time but the ideas clear enough of what I wanted to accomplish. With just 4 Bricklink orders made all the same day, I did nothing but wait for them to come home and then all the construction took place within a couple of weeks (in time scraps).

It is a very simple moc, it is not composed of special techniques. I still had a lot of fun building it because I partly resumed my memories of photographic travels I did in the past.
 

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flickr gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdrnet/albums/72157690184763535

 

Hope you like it and if you have questions I am available!
Bye, Sandro

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Nice. I like the layout with a house in the back, partly hidden by tall cypress, clear blue sky and a path leading away from the house. The only thing I'm not too excited to see are the yellow (sun)flowers. Somehow they don't fit in. When I think of Tuscany I see endless lavender fields, and would use lavender flowers instead. Nevertheless, it's a lovely MOC. The path extending outside the rectangular layout is a great detail.

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9 hours ago, Redhead1982 said:

Nice. I like the layout with a house in the back, partly hidden by tall cypress, clear blue sky and a path leading away from the house. The only thing I'm not too excited to see are the yellow (sun)flowers. Somehow they don't fit in. When I think of Tuscany I see endless lavender fields, and would use lavender flowers instead. Nevertheless, it's a lovely MOC. The path extending outside the rectangular layout is a great detail.

I do not know what you know about Tuscany, but in Tuscany the hills are covered with sunflowers. Lavender is certainly more typical of Provence, France. This creation is an almost real reproduction of a piece of Tuscan landscape.

Thank you for vision!

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1 hour ago, sdrnet said:

I do not know what you know about Tuscany, but in Tuscany the hills are covered with sunflowers. Lavender is certainly more typical of Provence, France.

I obviously don't know much. I googled a bit and found lots of images with lavender in Toscany - but were from different tourist agencies selling holiday appartments. My mistake.

As I said, it's a lovely MOC. Well done, and thanks for the info.

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