Presentation of the set:
Welcome to the Great Comfortable Home! Its
richly decorated facade reminds everyone in the City who is the richer. Inside,
you may discover many rooms that make the beauty of the residence.
On the first floor, guests are welcomed in the
great hall. Take them to the dinning room where they will admire family
treasures: the magnificence grand-ma’s clock and the bust of the grandparent
who went to the colonies to make his fortune. You will enjoy a delicious meal
cooked in the old-fashioned kitchen fitted with all the modern equipment. Do
not forget to feed the cat.
On the second floor, dad is enjoying the
fireplace watching TV with his faithful companion on his side. In need to
refresh? No problem, the bathroom is right across the corridor.
It is bedtime! Kids jump in their bed while
parents reach their bedroom on the third floor. In the morning, mum will spruce
herself up on her dressing table: all the cosmetics she needs are here.
If they are not afraid of spiders, kids can
explore the attic and play with old family souvenirs from the colonies: a
Chinese fan, old hats, Egyptian parchments, rusty sabers, and a hunting gun. But
do not go in the nanny’s room: it is her private place. This room is fully
fitted with a washbasin, a table, a wardrobe, and a bed.
- Includes five minifigures: mum, dad, two kids
and the nanny.
- The residence has a kitchen, a dining room, a
living room, a bathroom, two bedrooms, a maid’s room in the attic, and a little
garden in the back.
- The kitchen is fitted with an oven, a cooker
hood, a refrigerator, cupboards, and a table with milk and cookies.
- The dining room is fitted with a dining table,
four chairs, the grandparent’s bust and an old clock.
- The living room is fitted with a fireplace, a
flat screen TV, and a sofa.
- The bathroom is fitted with an Italian shower,
a washbasin, and a toilet.
- The parents’ bedroom is fitted with a double
bed, two beside tables, an alarm clock, a chest of drawers, and a dressing
table with a lipstick and perfumes.
- The kids’ bedroom is fitted with two single
bed, two bedside tables, a MP3 player, and a shelf.
- The attic includes a fan, two hats, a hunting
gun, sabers, a chest, boxes, a desk, a broom, and a spider.
- The maid’s room is fitted with a bed, a
bedside table, a washbasin, a table, a chair, a shelf, and a hairbrush.
- The Great Comfortable Home measures over 16.5”
(42cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
About the construction:
I wanted to create a big modular home with tan
bricks and a black roof. First came the idea to use the black modified tile
from collectible minifigure series for the roof. I made a few tests to be sure it
would be strong enough and that I would be able to put windows. When it was
okay, the roof gave me the depth of the building: 18 studs.
Then I started to build the home, floor by
floor. On the front, I used a lot of golden pieces and try to add many details
to have richly decorated building. The back is a lot simpler as it’s not seen
from the street.
Once all the walls were built, I furnished the
home, room by room. I tried to put as many details as I could in each room to
give the home an historical background and a family life.
I decided to put 5 minifigures in this set: a
dad, a mom, two kids (boy and girl) and a nanny, plus a dog and a cat. I used
neutral faces as a tribute to the first modular buildings.