Big Red Barn
The Big Red Barn is an iconic image of Western farming. The red color originated centuries ago when European farmers sealed their barns with linseed oil and rust. The rust was poison to fungi, mold and moss. Red Barns became fashionable and indicated wealth. Here we have Farmer Fred and his animals. His barn is used to store his alfalfa hay and protects the animals from the weather. The tractor is used to transport the hay bales around the farm. At the top of his barn, the pulley is used to move hay into the loft through the gable door. The back of the barn has a sliding door so farm vehicles can be stored inside. Farmer Fred has his work cut out for him as you can see. Raising animals takes work! The Big Red Barn is a great subject for Lego because of the colors and easy to build rectangular building on a simple 16x16 plate. The minifig (Fred), animals and tractor make it a great play set for kids.
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