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General Store: behind the scenes

Let's take a look at some unreleased WIP snapshots of my latest creation, the General Store right from somewhere in the heart of America.At first I had chosen dark tan/tan as a color combo, then I ventured for an unexpected and unusual yellow/reddish brown combo. And...

General Store: a time capsule

General Stores were very common in the US back in the 18th and 19th century, especially in rural areas or in small towns. Actually, there are few of them along old nearly-forgotten interstate highways, they are like old treasures to preserve. Their main feature was...

Classic Van | Instructions and part list

Build your own classic VanI used this classic Van in a few of my past creations and recently I enjoyed taking "step by step" instructions pictures.Here the plans to build this classic pick-up decked out in a cool livery.Generating this kind of instructions is a very...

Brick Journal No. 61 features Norton74 Food Stands

Super article about Norton74's famous FOOD STANDS on April issue of Brick Journal. If you like my street restaurants you can't miss issue No. 61. 9 pages of hi-quality pictures and the complete story about my street food-themed builds: from the first Hot Dog Stand to...

Gypsy Wagons

Gypsy wagons have been around for a very long time, having primarily been seen with travelling circuses, before being adopted by gypsies.The "Horse drawn, painted, one roomed house on wheels with a stove" is believed to originate in France in the early 19th Century....

Behind the scenes of "Into the Wild"

Let's take a look at some unreleased work in progress snapshots of my latest creation, the Magic Bus from Into the Wild. The first prototype of the Bus I built was yellow; ironically before building this MOC I hadn't sand green bricks at all. Foliage and trees are...

Coffee Stand: INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE!

I'm happy to announce the Coffee Stand (48x48studs) and Truck instructions are now available on Brick Vault website! You can buy the instructions right now using this handy link. Main features:✅ Step by step Hi-Quality instructions made by Simone Bissi, one of the...

Into the Wild and the Magic Bus

A couple of months ago I built the Walden Cabin inspired by the the book "Walden; or life in the woods" written by Henry David Thoreau.Walden and others books of authors like Leo Tolstoy and Jack London were the inspiration for Chris McCandless's journey back in early...

A classic FORD MUSTANG is perfect for celebrating Xmas holidays

December 25th Santa carried a very welcomed gift to my house, the well known Mustang from LEGO Creator Expert series. It was funny building this big (yes, BIG!) piece of Americana and even more stimulating taking good pictures on my work station. I think this is the...

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It’s time for Santa Claus to go!

Like every year at this time Santa Claus has to get to work, children all over the world are waiting for him.In my latest diorama you can see Santa Claus leaving his red cabin at the North Pole to get on his sleigh pulled by two Huskys. He has a long way to go… This...

Mariachi wagon and Mexican house

One of the most vivid traditions of Mexico is surely the Mariachi culture. I’ve been always intrigued by Mariachi musicians and when LEGO released the Mariachi in Series 16 Collectible Minifigures I thought it was really cute and perfect for a Mexican themed MOC....

AGIP Gas Station

Back in the sixties AGIP was the most important Italian gas company. Its logo was the well known six-legged dog still used today by the company and the petrol was called Supercortemaggiore. Most of you probably remember the odd dog as Ferrari F1 sponsor back in the...

Hot Dog Stand

The Hot Dog is probably one of the most famous and delicious street food all around and I love it, especially with mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise and sauerkraut. When Lego relaesed the Hot Dog man in the Series 13 Collectible Minifigures and then the Hot Dog vendor in...

Bugatti Barn Find

As a petrolhead I've always dreamed about finding a classic car hidden for years in an old barn or shed. And that is what is called "Barn find". My latest build showcases two car-hunters discovering a classic Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix in a barn. Close to the blue...

The Takehito Yamato Coupé

I saw this classic Hot Rod on Chop & Roll magazine and I was stricken by the uncommon colour (PPG 1936 Cordoba Tan) and by the smooth design of this Deuce. Plus its story was really cool: built in California and shipped to Japan where its new owner lives. Japan...

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Andrea Lattanzio named LEGO Builder of the year 2019

No words can express my joy when few hours ago I’ve been named LEGO Builder of the Year 2019 by The Brothers Brick, the world’s no.1 source for LEGO news, reviews, and fan creations…

Norton74 Minifig SERIES 3 is out now!

The brand new Norton74 Minifig Series 3 is finally right here! 
Produced in only 100 numbered pieces and 6 different color combo it comes with an exclusive de-luxe clamshell blister packaging…

LEGO House one year later

My time at the LEGO House has expired. It’s time to bring my MOCs back home. It was great to be part of the LEGO House project and I’m happy to see new talented builders taking my place at the Masterpiece Gallery…

Norton74 Commemorative Brick

Celebrating Norton74 at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery with these commemorative custom bricks wrapped in an elegant and cool packaging…