All in all its just another brick in the hall (actually the lounge but you get the drift....)
The weekend just gone saw the whole household sorting out for disposal the Lego collection that my grandson had built up over successive birthdays and Christmases. Going back to when I was a boy I really used to like building stuff with Lego - long before they started with all the ‘one shot’ style of model. One used to get a selection f basic bricks and a manual with several different models to build from the available selection. It will come as no surprise that I regularly used to build all manner of military stuff - tanks, aircraft and similar - in fact my very first wargames block armies used Lego bricks for units. The eight stud brick was my standard infantry unit (organised in units of four blocks), the six stud brick (with a two stud brick on the top) was a cavalry squadron (three of these for a regiment) and artillery was a two stud brick with two single stud gunners and were organised in pairs - I suspect that all looks achingly familiar but bear in mind this was going back to around 1970 and long before Command and Colours!
Anyway, back to today and the sort out of my grandson’s collection. A large chunk of it has now moved on - mostly the aforementioned kits, a selection of Star Wars, Marvel Avengers and DC Comic sets - but there was a large box of basic bricks. I had a rummage through the box with a feeling of nostalgia for times gone by when I remembered something I used to do for terrain ‘back in the day’. I quickly knocked the few items you see above into a small village and so decided, as much for old times sake as for anything, I set these to one side for future use with my (wooden) block armies.
I will not paint them but I will fashion some doors and windows to finish them off - probably using pieces cut from sticky labels and coloured in appropriately. Simple? Yes. Inexpensive? Again yes with the added bonus that these will work very nicely with 3mm figures or in conjunction with my ship models (apologies for the red roofing in evidence!).