When it gets hot outside there is something about spending all day fishing that just seems relaxing. All your worries from work are left behind as you fall asleep on the warm pier. Catching a fish would be nice, but it doesn’t really matter. You already have everything you need for a sleepy weekend. This scene is perfectly captured with this Lego MOC called “Fishing Cabin,” which is created by Nathan Hake. The simple cabin is actually hiding a lot of little details. Everything that you need to live is nearby. Lego Pumpkins and Vegetables in the nearby garden, a friendly dog to keep you company, a woodpile to supply your fireplace, fresh water, a canoe, and even a scarecrow to talk to when you get lonely. In this build the water looks especially nice. A layer of transparent blue 1×2 tiles on top of other colors creates a body of water with depth. There are even a few 1×2 transparent bricks mixed in giving the impression of moving water. The Lego tree looks appropriately old and gnarled. And the little cabin features a very nice color palette and interesting wooden roof. You can even find a little Lego radio out on the pier.
This is the Modular Bait Shop And Grocery Lego MOC created by Versteinert. This whole building is an alternate build for the Old Fishing Store (21310). It uses 1,995 pieces of the original 2033. These type of builds are always really interesting. Being constrained by the parts of another set forces you to get creative. The end building looks like it could be an official Lego set. The Bait Shop and Grocery store are fully detailed inside. The Grocery specializes in seafood, and the Bait Shop is fully stocked for any outdoor outing. The second floor is an apartment with bed, sofa, and even a telescope. Perfect for looking into rear windows. The stairs up from the apartment lead to a neglected attic hiding some forgotten TNT. This is a great modular building, the green planks work well, and the food sign is full of a lot of character.
It you happen to have the Old Fishing Store, and want to transform it into the Bait Shop and Grocery Modular Building the designer has created a set of instructions. They look just like the official manuals, and even cover such topics as what to do with stickers.
Go find the furthest place from civilization and you will probably find a hermit living there in peace. This Lego MOC, called Harold’s Hazardous Hermitage, is created by valerius_maximus. Built as part of the “Style It Up” challenge for the InnovaLUG contest. The goal is to build something that is only supported by four studs. Which is the exact amount of studs that precariously hold this island up. The most difficult part of this creation was achieving the proper balance, so Harold would not tip over when left alone. Harold’s little Lego cottage is wonderfully run down. The uneven design of the stone work, and the brick built door work great. A great detail here is that a food source has been thought about, Harold fishes and grows a few carrots.
Now that the Autumn is under way, the Lego Friends are dreaming of warmer days. Specifically those peaceful spring time days, relaxing at a secret fishing hole. What better way then to spend time with your friends. This little creation is the work of Martin5478. This is a great example of integrating the new(ish) Lego Friends with your greater Lego collection. All the little details help tell the story. It looks like the girls are going to enjoy a picnic after this.