Friday, February 19, 2010

Dollhouse Furniture

Name of Model: bedroom
Created by: brn2stndout
Found at:
Yes, I know what you're thinking. "That's not LEGO!" OK, some of it isn't LEGO, but the use of LEGO bricks, tiles, plates, and a few other parts here is pretty clever. The back of the bed shows off an entirely new use for windows (especially of the sort you can't find the little glass panes for). The shelves are surprisingly effective, even though they're a very simple build. You could be forgiven for thinking that the coffee table is real. While the dresser appears to use non-LEGO legs, even the combination comes off well. The lamp uses angled 1x1 bricks to great effect on top of a more traditional table. Everything is built to look studless, with tiles on top of all the bricks. Sometimes I wonder if it's really worth the effort to hide the fact that you're building with LEGO - to me part of the appeal of building with LEGO bricks is that the end result does look like it belongs in a little LEGO world. In this case, however, I think it's clear that the tiles were the right move - and that the less "purist" combination of LEGO with more traditional dollhouse furnishings and accessories is definitely a good idea.

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