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  1. "Half Timber Artisan House," Tudor-style An early post-dark ages MOC of mine, regular grey and brown parts abound because I was still working with a predominantly 1990s LEGO collection. Here you see three different ways to mount windows. The bay window at the top is mounted on jumpers to make it protrude (actually 8 jumpers that extend into the interior and a 2x8 plate extending 1/2 stud outward by virtue of being mounted on these jumpers). I intend to use a simpler version of this technique for a Tudor-style house rather than the above tan log bricks to achieve a flat daub. The lower right windows are each mounted on a 1x4 dark blue plate that can easily be detached (i.e. if you press down on the owl, the window will pop off) as it is mounted to the bottom of the tall slope elements. 2 brown 1x2 jumper elements are used for the window awnings. I was particularly happy with how the staggered roof / wall design turned out. I would have liked to have fixed some things (such as the bent glass goblet >_<, the boring detail above & under the door, the chimney colors and the rather uninspired side of the roof (where the brown logs are)). (see Wikipedia: Wattle and Daub for a nice rundown of the architectural material) Rear of the house: I could have worked a bit harder to make the color on the lower level more consisted; I was going for an aged stone wall made of different minerals. The thatching on the tip-top of the roof actually fits together perfectly, I just forgot to adjust one of the hinged roof plates for this picture. I realize now that the dark blue would have been a better contrast for the top level; it would have looked like painted wood while the black plates could look like iron banding for the stone walls on the bottom. Unfolded Interior (Side) This is the "story" shot. A sickly child sits up in bed (i never finished the other 2 bedposts before this MOC had an "accident"). His father angrily cleans while mother drinks their stock away (can you tell that they are brewers from the wine barrel in the closet?). The barrel moves freely and the chest pops out if you lift it up. Yes, I know that the fire pit is a hazard being beside the closet even if the house is closed up. I actually didn't have a brown staircase at this time so I used black (thanks to Grand Emporium, I know a technique to make whatever color stairs I want anyways though). Each figure is held in place by stud(s). The upper right hand corner betrays my environment for these pictures. Also note the hinged roof, completely open in this shot. That attic space could have been used... Interior (Top) This is more of an expositional view to show how some of the effects are done. If I had been able to redo this MOC, I would have made the 2nd level floors detachable so that one could see how the first level floors look folded together in this way. I would have fixed some of the easier problems with this MOC if it hadn't crashed to the floor some months ago! I've decided to disassemble the remaining parts to make something else, so I'm posting this one late. Also, I am a complete convert to the bluish greys and reddish brown; my newer MOCs only use the yellowing greys to contrast with the newer greys. Until they can make a pure grey that doesn't yellow, I will use the very pleasant bluish greys as a primary choice. Half Timber House Set on Flickr