I've got an expensive habit, and it's bound to get worse. I've become addicted to LEGO.
My sorry collection is limited to some of the new Pirate sets, a couple of Creator houses, and a few other odd sets, but I bought one of those big 48x48 stud gray plates with the intention of building something from scratch. Actually, I lie. I've built something from scratch before, a bar/pub type thing, but it's not very good, just somthing I slapped together. I want this one to look decent.
I was debating between a house or recreating (loosely) the set from an obscure TV show that I used to watch (which actually had David Carradine in it for a few episodes, R.I.P), and decided the set would be easier. If I find my lost talent with this, I may try a house later.
I understand my scale won't be right, nor will be the location of the rooms in relation to each other, but I just want to see if I can do it and make it look presentable.
I can get a lot from the LEGO Pick-a-Brick tool on their website, but I am sure that I will have to go to Brick Link (which I have just signed up with and am a bit wary of) to get some pieces I won't find there. I bet it won't be cheap.
I'm still in the mapping stages anyway, and won't start buying something until I am happy with my plan, but I figure if I tell someone (even the few people that follow my blog), it will actually get done. I'll update as I progress.
... my illustration work: Victor bomber (UK)
3 weeks ago