Saturday, 9 October 2010

Cluedo Mansion

I was recently chatting to a friend from Playmofriends forum who had bought one of my pieces of work and he mentioned he was a Cludeo fan and would love a Victorian Cluedo Mansion.
Cluedo is a Parker board game where you move from room to room trying to guess who, what and where a murder took place. The mansion it's set in has nine rooms as follows;

  • Hallway
  • Kitchen
  • Study
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Conservatory
  • Dining Room
  • Billard Room
This would need a very large mansion without even having a bathroom or bedroom in it, it would need to be as big as this house. With them it would be even bigger!
It was while thinking about what sort of house shape to build to create this giant mansion that I realised I already had a dolls house with nine rooms that would work out perfectly for this purpose.

It's one of those houses where the back swings open into two halves allowing access to all nine rooms yet closes up into a nice compact building.

So this is my new project converting this house to suit.

6 comments:

  1. Hello from Greece,I would like to ask you about the dollhouse you used.
    What scale was it?
    I would like to order one from greanleaf and because we don't have in Greece,I would like to know what scale fits better.
    Thanx

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  2. Hi, the house pictured here is a Playmobil one, the Cluedo house is Sylvanian.
    Greenleaf do not make a house to fit, they use 1:12 or 1:48 scale, where playmobil is closer to 1:16. The nearest in scale would be Lundby. If it's for Playmobil figures I'd suggest just adapting a Playmobil house into the style you'd like. You might find the doors / windows not quite to size otherwise.
    Hope this helps, Emma

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  3. This is genius idea. Love to see the finished product.

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  4. Hi Emma
    I think that playmobil is closest to 1:24 scale?
    Hope this helps, Chris

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    1. Hi Chris,
      no 1:24 is far too small, a chair is only about 1.5" tall, so the closest you can get is 1:6th. The trains are G scale.

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