As a second year, I'm a team member in a graduate production film called 'Unreel', a short 3D film about a fisherman having an unsuccessful day of angling, and as an insult to injury, gets massively upstaged by a random little boy with a stick and bubblegum. The blog for the film shows some more impressive and up to date stuff at http://keepitunreel.blogspot.com/
I'm relatively inexperienced in 3D (Autodesk Maya) I modeled Some houses which will be in the layout of the film. I'ts a small fishing town.
As you can see, there are only 6 different types of building made, Duplicated them and textured them in different colours, simply so it looks like more than 6 buildings and I can make a whole village out of them by scaling them differently, too.