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The Highwayman

Dear Lego Lovers,

After months of work, I am proud to reveal my first project: The Highwayman. I created this project because I was inspired by the famous narrative poem by Alfred Noyes. It has been one of my favorites since I was in 7th grade. Now we can watch it come to life through the art of Lego!

Features:

  • The Old Inn, a tudor inspired and half framed timber tavern with 3 levels
  • a cozy fireplace on the first floor
  • grandfather clock, tables and chairs also on first level
  • bottled water and barrels of apple cider to quench the travelers' thrist
  • thatched roof and a stone chimney
  • 4 bedrooms
  • detachable attic
  • adjustable hinged roof for easy access to inside of the inn
  • 8 characters!
  • 3 horses
  • 1 dog
  • 2 chickens
  • a crystal blue stream under a bridge
  • a stable
  • 2 vegetable patches in the back yard (corn and tomatoes)
  • 1 pink flower patch in the back yard
  • cobble stone winding road
  • the purple moor
  • 2 custom made trees

FAQ:

"Who are the characters in this set?"

  1. The Highwayman
  2. Bess, the landlord's daughter
  3. The Landlord 
  4. Tim, the ostler
  5. Four red-coat soliders 

​"Why didn't you just use the new Highwayman mini figure?"

I did not know there would be a Highwayman minifigure until late April. Until then, my Highwayman had a regular black cape, a larger bandana and a brown pistol. I swapped those three accessories with the new Highwayman cloak, smaller bandana and pewter pistol to elevate the main character. It was important to use a coat of claret velvet and brown doe breeches to honor the description in the poem.

"How long have you been building legos?"

I started building lego sets in January and started making my own creations in March. 

Thank you:

Thank you for taking the time to read my description. I appreciate all of your support!

Here is my website for more photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/julie_beans/