Character builder extraordinaire Eero Okkonen is back with a rare diorama. This time it’s a tranquil scene in feudal Japan, a tea ceremony. I could go into some details about this, but they would pale in comparison with the extensive blog post Eero has done, head over there and read up on and see more pictures of this wondrous and beautiful build.
I love tea, but you knew that already (but did you know that probably 75% of my posts on BrickNerd happened with a cup of tea steaming nearby?) One of the highlights of our summer vacation at Disneyland last year was afternoon tea at Steakhouse 55. The presentation was actually strikingly similar to this delicious looking MOC by Jared Chan. My wife and I loved it, and if you're still wondering what to do with your significant other this Valentines day, may I recommend tea for two?
Yes, I'm drinking my tea while I'm posting about this tea train. Of course, mine is PG Tips, and this is Tetley, but we'll give it a pass since it's so brilliant. If this wonderful scene by BrickBaron looks more like a whimsical illustration than a MOC, that's because it's inspired directly by an illustration. The bright colors, masterful construction and humor naturally draw you in.
I love tea. I start every day with a cup, I generally have another around 3pm. When it's hot I drink iced tea and when I'm ill it has magical healing properties (along with cinnamon toast). And while I don't store my tea in a box, because I use PG Tips which is unpackaged pyramid bags, or loose tea I store in special tins, I can appreciate a nice storage solution. This tea box by Galaktek would add a sheen of refinement to any tea service in my opinion.