I must admit I’m a big fan of hamburgers, especially if served in a beautiful restaurant marked by a modernist architecture. This creation joins my passion for the most famous sandwich in the world and the vintage architecture. Andy’s stand boasts a retro modernist design, with an elegant V-shaped roof, bustling terrace and googie style signage. The building design comes from my previous Esso Gas Station and it was designed by the Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok in 1953. A large burger stands out on the roof and makes sure you don’t pass this one by.
The terrace has two nice tables where customers can enjoy hamburgers and other delicacies under the umbrellas. On the the back a guy is unloading his vintage van and delivering fresh beef and vegetables. The Van a is a III generation Chevrolet G-series made by General Motors from 1981 to 1983 and used inprevious MOCs with different livery.
Flower pots, electricity poles, garbage bins and other details complete the scene. Inside the stand you can find everything you need to make great hamburgers of all kinds, fries and coffee.
This space vehicle is a Small Class Armoured Rover decked out in Classic Space livery. Named Moon Cat, it’s mainly used as a mobile research laboratory and is equipped with only one weapon, a machine gun on top (not much used actually.). The canopy opens to expose a detailed little interior with such an assortment of retro-tech computers and equipment. The design of the Moon Cat is neat and retro-tech at the same time. I’m especially satisfied of the usage of the crutches as lamps protection bar. If I’m not wrong they have never been used in that way before (NPU). I built it more than a year ago but only recently I take good pictures.
Back in the 4th of May 1980 I got one of the best b-day gift a 6 years old guy could receive: the legendary Yellow Castle. 39 years later I still own it and still enjoy it!
Yellow Castle, set No. 375, was released in 1978 by The LEGO Group and was designed by Daniel August Krantz. It’s one of the most iconic LEGO set ever. In 1981, the Yellow Castle was released in America with the number 6075.
2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the Yellow Castle, take a look at my tribute to this classic set.
It features all the stuff you’d expecetd to find in a busy shop: a roller cabinet, a workbench with wrenches and vise, the pendant lights, the column drill press, air compressor, and a lot more. There are also and helmets all around. The Star Spangled Banner is proudly hanged on the wall.
This classic first-series Mustang Hardtop has been recently discovered in an old barn. The bearded farmer is showing the little treasure to the young car hunter, wearing a black leather jacket. Despite it was recovered in a dusty shed the machine looks in great shape, with all the details on the right place. Once out of the barn a mechanic is trying to start the engine. The Mustang probably needs only a new battery.
It features all the details you’d expected to see in a scene like that: an old barn with chickens and pigs scratching around, old spare parts and tyres, a rusty 50s gas pump and other stuff all around. Last but not least “The Star Spangled Banner” flag waving proudly out of the shed.
The Hardtop was the first version of the Mustang, introduced on April 17, 1964, together with the convertible. The fastback version was put on sale a bit later, in August 1964. Personally I really like the hardtop design.
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