In keeping with yesterday’s Far Eastern theme, here’s a great diorama by lisqr, once again inspired by an actual real-life place.
The Humble Administrator's Garden... No really, that's how it's called!
I personally find this one a most absorbing MOC because it manages to recreate that feeling of spaciousness and tranquility while at the same time presenting lots of little scenes happening all around the place. Besides, I can totally relate to this guy – been there, done that… Well, not in Suzhou precisely, but you get my point.
While we’re on the subject of Japan and MOCs that ooze tranquility, here’s something that I thought you guys might appreciate.
Zen? Shinto? I'd say both...
Anupehr says she’s always been a huge fan of Japanese gardens, so she finally decided to build one for the Big in Japan section at BrickCon 2010. Good thing she did too!
…to the lady of his heart. Colin (a.k.a. Cuahchic on Flickr or Basiliscus on Eurobricks) has a tradition of coming up with touching MOCs for Valentine’s Day. This time around he’s built a romantic Pavillion with a beautiful view for his fianceé Clare.
Have a peek at what's on the other side!
And before you say it – I know that all the commotion surrounding Valentine’s Day can sometimes be a pain… But let’s not forget that at the end of the day it’s all about love, and if that isn’t something worth celebrating, I just don’t know what is.
Gloriette is known as a building in a garden which is erected on a site and elevated with respect to its surroundings in the 12th Century French era. Amazingly, LEGO Builder, Marco Giannitti has done a piece of beautiful historical rendition of the Gloriette in Schönbrunn Palace.
Thanks to Brickshelf member, lucajuventino for sharing images of Marco Giannitti’s creations on The Gloriette of Schoenbrunn Castle. It is also currently one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Gloriette of Schoenbrunn Castle
I absolutely love Asian architecture and MOCPages user Stephen Chao brings us this phenomenal little vignette titled “The General’s Garden”. The scene captures a fictional private garden that might have existed during the Ching Dynasty (1644 to 1917). According to Stephen, during that time nobles and generals would commonly have their own private garden in their backyard. You can read more about this on Stephen’s MOCPage.
The creation itself contains a wealth of advanced building techniques combining to yield a nice amount of detail in a very small space. I particularly enjoyed the roof design on the octagonal pavilion and the stone pathway. The use of SNOT for the pool is also a very nice touch. Since we don’t have a Eurobricks thread on this yet, it might be worth stopping over to MOCPages and letting Stephen know what you think of his latest work.
New Eurobricks (EB) member BenLego creates a wonderful little Garden Vignette and shares the creation in the EB Trains & Town forum. I particularly like the way the mower seems to have cut the tile portions of the studded grass. If one were to create a caption for this very nice creation, it would be similar to “work in ones’ backyard is always better than a day at the office”. Welcome to EB BenLego!
Lego builder Sukegawa builds a very unique “Garden House“. What’s most interesting is the round base that the house stands on. It works well for the nicely detailed structure.