As a not-as-experienced builder, I have never had an enormous amount of landscaping pieces, and yet find many of my story ideas to be located out of doors i.e. not in castle courtyards or with stone buildings. What pieces have you (everyone/anyone) found that have been the most useful in making landscapes of different areas? And this can be anything: pieces for trees, plant pieces, texturing, etc. I am looking for a good starting point (for having limited budget). I also would love to do some story collab builds in the future, and want to have pieces so that my build and whomever else's build truly look like they are in/around the same place
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2018 0:16:51 GMT -8 by Sir Daren
Post by Lord Silver on Jan 22, 2018 8:05:25 GMT -8
While not quite the cheapest, I find using 1x2 plates in earthen colors, such as browns, tans, dark & earth oranges, and various greens very helpful. However, the trick is not using too many colors, which could backfire and make it too much to look at and distraction. Another piece are 1x slopes of varying sizes and curves/angles. These allow for great rockwork and hillsides. Also, I've been looking at a way to gwt back into building and a story collab would be a great place to start.
Post by AK_Brickster on Jan 22, 2018 8:53:39 GMT -8
I was going to go a similar route as Lord Silver with my suggestion. Small plates in a couple of earthy colors gives you a lot of options for irregular shaping. A couple of larger plates to "cover some ground" would be useful as well, but you'll want plenty of small ones to give yourself the most possible options for where you want to make your curves and edges of different landscaping layers.
To start, I'd focus on one or two colors, and then once you have a good inventory of parts built up, expand to another color or two. For me, I've been focusing on white and dark tan for plates, to represent the snow and exposed, barren soils of Garheim in winter, and lots of assorted dark bley slopes for building rock.