As the sun slowly climbed over the hazy horizon, a lone rooster let out a loud crow. The small, rustic town that lay beneath the great manor was alive with people, bustling to and fro. Small, ramshackle cottages were scattered around the outskirts of the village, and farmers and serfs came one by one from their doors, headed towards the fields. A smiling farmer grasped his pitchfork and small lantern as he pushed open the wooden door of his quaint, rural home. His young son scrambled out behind him, vigorously rubbing sleep out of his eyes. All the while he beamed brightly, excited to join his father for the first time working in the fields. Behind them, within their cottage, the female members of the family worked also. The boy’s mother grasped a stiff wooden broom, sweeping up pieces of thatch from the rough wooden floor. Meanwhile, a younger girl pulled a brewing pot from the fireplace and mixing it with a large spoon. The sun rose higher as the villagers went to work.
With a fully furnished interior:
This is my entry for the CCCXI A Child’s Life Category. It’s probably pretty obvious that the style of this build was greatly inspired by Derfel Cadarn and Legonardo Davidy. I've actually been wanting to build something like this for a long time, and I'll probably try it again in the future! Soli Deo Gloria!
As per tradition, I won't comment on the build. The text isn't part of the judging, though, so I feel free to comment on it. That's just a wonderfully evocative description you wrote. You really should expand on that and build a full story on that beginning.
Commented on this over on Flickr, but I have to agree with Bruce on the description. It wonderfully written. I love all those descriptive words. One day when I have a large LEGO collection, I hope to write a story and illustrate it with my builds. The MOC is great as well. I love the chair in the corner, the stool and the hairpiece used for a broom.
AK_Brickster wrote:I particularly like the technique you used for the cut-away portion of the roof. Adding that curve really is great.
A big ditto on that!
Bruce N H wrote:[...] That's just a wonderfully evocative description you wrote. [...]
I usually skip a lot of the flavor text. But since you commented, I went back and read this one. You're right, the writing here really good. Thanks Bruce, and thanks digger for a great MOC and some good prose!