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Cyprus Vineyard
Amid the rolling hills of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, this pastoral, terraced vineyard is alive with the colors of ripe grapes, wildflowers, and totally awesome Lego fezes. Set in the late Renaissance period, this 24 by 16 bignette (I pronounce it "binyette") features terraced vines, a country-dwelling nobleman, two field workers, Cyprus trees, and a red tile-roofed cottage. Please explore the many details and techniques in this creation, and make sure to rate and comment! Enjoy!
About this creation

Again, thanks to Mr. Kelso for the vine technique!

There are three terraces, each of which was supposed to curve the same way that the retaining wall does, but I found that, at an angle, strait 45 degrees is easiest.

Bird-looking-for-yummy-grapes-to-eat's eye view.

The angled cottage uses basically the same technique employed in Cafe' Corner's angled door steps.

Many reference pictures of Greek vineyards and vines made the vine construction much easier.

As I think is evident, my last Bricklink order consisted of a whole lot of foliage and...

...unbelievably awesome fezes!!!!!

Don't worry. These guys get paid.

The grapes were the last thing added to the MOC. I was stumped as to what to do. Not thinking I'd find much, I rifled through my pitifully small and unused collection of dark purple, and lo and behold! there were four inverted 1 by 2 slopes! *cue angelic vocal music* So lucky me, I now had four little grape clusters for my vines.

What's a vineyard without some BrickForge mushrooms?

If anyone has any idea for better looking Cyprus trees, PLEASE let me know.

Farm-dwelling nobleman out for a stroll through his vineyards.

A random bit of interesting information: I didn't know before I looked it up, that "cottage" can also mean "a dwelling forming part of a farm establishment, used by a worker."

There was also supposed to be a clothes-line in this MOC, but it just didn't look right to me.

The creation, as I like to say, "dis-figured".

From left to right: Tom, Dick, Harry, and Fredrieka. But seriously. It never occurred to me to name characters in my MOCs. I think I should think about this more...

And of course, the requisite artistic shot. I'm pretty sure you have to do grape-picking at nighttime before they spoil.


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  November 9, 2013
I like the landscape/ scene 5/5
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  January 23, 2011
I love the little cottage thingy, but 'tis all a very nice build.
  January 17, 2011
Paul Vermeesch
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Thoy Bradley
  January 7, 2011
This is cool, your attention to detail shines through again. Grapes would make a great addition to the lego fruits. ~Thoy
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  January 7, 2011
Great vineyard, i like the building and the detail on the ground. What is that guy doing in Yodas clothes though?! XD
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  January 7, 2011
really diggin' the vine technique!
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  January 7, 2011
As good as always. I like the plant arrangements especially :)
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  January 7, 2011
Wow! Aren't you glad you got some fez's? I love mine.
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  January 7, 2011
Another excellent creation! I love the technique you used for the vines.
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  January 7, 2011
Wonderful vineyard and hilarious writeup!
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  January 7, 2011
wow, you have a lot of greenery and vegetation pieces! really like the roof and the chimney is amazing, really good, 'rough' design! 5/5
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  January 7, 2011
Beautiful 5/5!!!
By Paul Vermeesch
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