Friday, June 6, 2008

A simple brick house

Today, I have for you a tiny brick house. It's only $19.99 and comes with a vegetable peeler. And if you act now, we'll throw in a set of gutter guards. Or so, the infomercial style sales pitch would go for the sculpture you see in the pictures.

This is just a simple house, it's neither microscale nor out of the town and country mold. It has a height of 10 bricks plus a two-brick chimney; but some foolish architect failed to consider that the occupants might wish to have windows in the front of the building. My goal was just to build a structure that had a recognizable shape and was stable. It's interesting to see how interlocking walls and laying bricks in an overlapping manner create a much stronger building.

I'm still building in rainbow mode (an early stage where you just use the parts available and focus on the pieces you need, rather than colors). Ultimately, this house reminds me of an old factory or warehouse, perhaps because of the cubist nature of the construction.

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