Another thing I’ve been working on as of late is scenery for Lego wargames. I really love the minifigure for gaming purposes, but not too keen on having my tabletop littered with standard Lego bricks. That said, I started looking into an alternative last year for scenery, but wanted something that still had that “plasticky” sort of look to it. I immediately thought of Playmobil. Their trees and rock formations are virtually scale-free and perfect for Lego wargaming scenery. I was lucky enough to get quite a haul of Playmobil rocks off eBay and painted them to match my tabletop. With a few dozen Lego tan prickly bushes and a few Playmobil dead trees, I was able to put together a pretty good looking table. The plan for this scenery is for modern desert and wild west games. Thanks to the release of the new Lone Ranger sets and minifigs, this period has climbed to the top of my gaming queue. Pardon the bad lighting but below you get the idea of how my desert themed tabletop looks.
Some other forms of terrain/scenery I’ve been considering are urban (for post-apoc and zombie adventures) and some sci-fi. The urban tabletop will double as a desolate planet littered with Playmobil scraggly rock formations and GW/Pegasus blast craters for sci-fi. Of course, that’s a while off and something I’m still rolling around in my noggin’.