My Tudor Hall was longest project I've ever worked on taking a couple of years to finish. It started off with several different designs trying to add extra rooms onto an original medieval house and became a "H" shape. Think of each arm of the letter being a standard Playmobil house. It was like this for about a year untill I decided to extend the house again into the finished building pictured here.

There were several reasons it took so long usualy because I cant stop adding things to my large projects and because a lot of the parts were just hard to get. I've had floors from the old railway staition, plain Tudor walls from the old bakery, 4 way connectors from a farm and brown beams from the old safari. This took a lot of time to collect these parts as some are quite hard to get here in the UK, most I had to get from Germany when I could find them. This is the only drawback to customising Playmobil, I usually have to get parts from a dozen or sets, just to get the right part, but I think it can be worth all the trouble in the end.

I'm lucky enough to live close by several wonderful Tudor buildings and I wanted to try and fit all the main features of a Tudor Hall or Manor house into my design. They typicaly have lots of wings extending outward from the centre or are built around a courtyard.

I went for the extended front style with a traditional stone porch / entrance to the hall.

One of the hardest parts to do on this building was cutting the roof into shape so I could get a "T" join on the roof. It's awkard to get the right angle but with trial and error I managed it. I've even added a large chimney which extends down into the room below.

This is the view from the rear.

The central attic space was made into a servants room with a ladder for acces on the right hand side, down to the long gallery.

This is the leftside of the long gallery with the top of the stone staircase on the left and behind the yellow figure you can see the room above the stone entrance. I put a large stone fireplace into this room connecting to the chimney above.

One feature of a lot of English medieval houses was a priest h***, small rooms hidden away in walls or under floor boards.

I made mine under the stairs, with a small section of hinged walling.

This is it for this blog post and I'll add more pictures soon.

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Comment by PLAYMOBIL® on May 29, 2013 at 2:23pm

Fantastic!


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Comment by Rustin Playmo on May 31, 2013 at 1:55am

Looks awesome!


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Comment by BWNYC on June 4, 2013 at 12:26am
Very inspiring and your long efforts and attention to detail show through wonderfully!
Comment by WarHorse on June 4, 2013 at 5:33pm

Amazing, thanks for sharing 


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Comment by mico quien on June 8, 2013 at 8:20am

Merry old England.

And as usual great diligence and creativity in setting up all this. 


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Comment by Littledive on June 14, 2013 at 8:53pm

 great Emma 


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Comment by Playmodarddar on July 8, 2013 at 5:19am
Emma,
As always, your creations are amazing! I marvel at your attention to architectural details and wonder how you are able to adapt the Playmobil to recreate those details.

Thank you for sharing your process.

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Comment by btbtbt on August 16, 2013 at 5:16pm

love, love, love, love.....oh ya, I love this

Comment by PlaymoKnight66 on October 8, 2013 at 11:40pm

Really cool, i haven`t attempted any custom buildings yet, but i might now.


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Comment by forest on December 1, 2015 at 1:57pm

Wonderful 

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