David Zambito provides us with an excellent example of a vignette. Small build, but packed with techniques that make a large difference. In this scene, a man is grilling his dinner (an activity I'm sure some of us wish we could be doing right now). What drew me to this little build is that grill, which is an excellent design (see separate picture below). So simple, but so effective, and one of the best I've seen. The builder also didn't settle for a simple tile patio, instead he chose to use slopes and tiles to create some great stonework, a rather popular technique. It's the little things that can turn a small build into one that leaves a big impression!
Builder Steve Guinness doesn't just stick to the ABS. Here are a couple of pics of his take on the traditional minifig, but in wood. These wonderful woody figs are a foot tall, so perhaps maxifig is more appropriate? Steve's day job is a teacher of Craft, Design, & Technology. I remember that back in the day we called it Woodwork; then it became Resistant Materials (I was one of those resistant materials myself, but that's another story). Now it's CDT and Steve is rather good at it. I like the way the grain on the soldier's shako and face matches up. Click through for more figures, including a spaceman and a Unikitty.