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I've been working on this house for way too long now. Had lots of issues with the roof, the front of the house used to be more tilted forward but I changed that and I'm happy enough with it now.

The scenery around the house is the problem now. Tried some different things and I like the current colour combination but overall I think it doesn't look lively enough. There's probably a lot of things I can do about it but just haven't thought of yet. Already missed Challenge I because of this so figured I'd ask for advice here so I can start on something for Challenge II instead of looking at this one in frustration for another couple of weeks :D

The idea is that my character comes home after the wars and his family is happy to see him so they run to him, in case you were wondering why the minifigs are placed like that. This can be changed as well of course. 

So feel free to give some ideas/comments, I know there's a lot of room for improvement.

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Excellent, those walls are top notch! My biggest wish that you didn't do is that you put more of those light flesh tiles into the ground.  I know that you probably haven't got any most likely, but anyways use more tiles and wedges in the landscape to avoid square color changes too.  Other than that it really is incredible!  Well done! 

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I think the issue I see when I look at the color palette is the same one that a lot of fairly detailed, high quality builds have: they include a lot of green, but no other colors. With this many shades of brown, a balance of colorful foliage seems like it would be nice.

The build itself is top notch. Maybe you're too hard on yourself. :P

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Nice Job.  Theres not much to critique except I wish there were more pictures.  The sloped walls with the stone corners are fantastic and the tile roof is great.  The color variation in the walls make a nice visual.  The chimney has nice texture.  The landscaping is well done, I like the trees and the pathways fits right in.  The figs look good too.  

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The house itself is exquisite - the stonework is well detailed and not too overpowering, the walls have some crazy angles, and the roof looks believable and the whole thing uses a fantastic colour palette.

I like the colours you've used for the landscape, the dark green grass and light flesh/dark orange road go well together.

My only critique is that while the trees look good, those three leaf plants are almost too big for minifig scale MOCs unless you use them as jungle or something. They make it feel like it's a gnome's house or something.

You've been way too hard on yourself in the description - this is a top notch MOC and you should be proud of it!

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19 hours ago, W Navarre said:

Excellent, those walls are top notch! My biggest wish that you didn't do is that you put more of those light flesh tiles into the ground.  I know that you probably haven't got any most likely, but anyways use more tiles and wedges in the landscape to avoid square color changes too.  Other than that it really is incredible!  Well done! 

Thanks! Don't really have light flesh tiles, but I'm sure I have some tiles and wedges in green so I'll look into updating the landscape a bit. 

17 hours ago, mccoyed said:

I think the issue I see when I look at the color palette is the same one that a lot of fairly detailed, high quality builds have: they include a lot of green, but no other colors. With this many shades of brown, a balance of colorful foliage seems like it would be nice.

The build itself is top notch. Maybe you're too hard on yourself. :P

Thanks! Good point about all the green, added the white flowers to counter balance that. A little more colours will be added!

12 hours ago, zoth33 said:

Nice Job.  Theres not much to critique except I wish there were more pictures.  The sloped walls with the stone corners are fantastic and the tile roof is great.  The color variation in the walls make a nice visual.  The chimney has nice texture.  The landscaping is well done, I like the trees and the pathways fits right in.  The figs look good too.  

Thanks! I'll take more picture once I updated the build

8 hours ago, Basiliscus said:

The house itself is exquisite - the stonework is well detailed and not too overpowering, the walls have some crazy angles, and the roof looks believable and the whole thing uses a fantastic colour palette.

I like the colours you've used for the landscape, the dark green grass and light flesh/dark orange road go well together.

My only critique is that while the trees look good, those three leaf plants are almost too big for minifig scale MOCs unless you use them as jungle or something. They make it feel like it's a gnome's house or something.

You've been way too hard on yourself in the description - this is a top notch MOC and you should be proud of it!

Thanks! Good point about the three leaf plants, never though of that! I'll see what I can do about replacing those with grass stems, flowers and so on.

 

Anyway, you have to hard on yourself sometimes in order to improve :D

Whenever I posted a build I was happy with before, there were always people suggesting little things that would have made the builds better. So I figured I'll ask for tips since I'm not completely happy with this one. Have to agree, the house was fun to build (not including the roof), always wanted to do something in that style and I'm happy with those walls. Guess I sounded more grumpy than intended in the description 

The house was more or less finished a couple of months ago. When I took it from the building table to take photos, I dropped the freaking thing... guess that's when I started getting a bit frustrated with it. Have some fresh ideas now so thanks for again for the tips!

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I think it's a very nice build, I'm not sure why you're so unhappy about it! :classic: If you want it more 'lively', then maybe instead of the plants more tools around, or, even better, more activity for the figs? I guess the palette you picked also calms everything down, but I like it as it is. Oh and those walls are awesome! :thumbup:

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Great build!  I will echo what others have said, and agree that the house itself is fantastic.  I wouldn't change anything.  Love the detail in the tudor work with the curved tiles and the varied color walls of tan and white.  The stone work looks good for the building, and the roof is spot-on.  The main road looks good, and I think the color choice is good as well.  The dark green looks good for areas that are shaded, but for the large leaf plants, you could go with less grass, or even some olive green to signify the grass struggling there under the shade of the plants.  As Bas said, the large leafy plants kind of look too big for figures, but, if you do something like what en_zoo did in his latest build, you can add large flowers (en used colored radar dishes) to them and then it just looks like a large leafy, flowering plant and it appears to be more proportional in my opinion.  Hard to critique this, though, as it's very good!

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