Landscaping typically refers to the building of natural forms such as hills, mountains, forests, streams etc. as well as the animals and fields that inhabit the area. Landscaping with LEGO elements can be a little difficult due to the 'blockiness' of bricks but with a little planning (and a lot of bricks) it is quite possible.
To aid planning of collaborative displays modular landscaping standards have been proposed such as Brendan Mauro's Base8 and the Modular Integrated Landscaping System created by the staff of Hispabrick magazine.
Landscaping can be divided into three main components:
although there is obviously more to it than this.
- Some excellent landscaping in OnDrew Hartigan's Brickshelf gallery