Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

Few creations to celebrate Christmas 2018. From left to right: Santa’s looking for the right Christmas tree; Santa needs a bigger van; Norton74 Exclusive Minifigure in Christmas livery.

Stranger Things | Chevy Van

Stranger Things | Chevy Van

Stranger Things is an American sci-fi/horror web TV series created, written, and directed by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix.
Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980 everything appearing is a homage to the pop culture of that decade. Plus there are many wonderful cars in the series, and most of them are wildly appropriate for that era.
My latest diorama recreates one of the most iconic scene of season 1 when a period Chevy Van decked out in Hawkins livery literally flips over the heads of the four main characters.
The van is a III generation Chevrolet G-series made by General Motors from 1981 to 1983. I do really love this kind of truck and I’ll use it for upcoming MOCs in different liveries.

Build your own vintage gas pump

Build your own vintage gas pump

I’m happy to share the instructions to build a classic gas pump decked out in Shell livery. I used this kind of pump in a couple of past builds and recently I enjoyed taking “step by step” pictures. The gas pump is perfect to complete your classic diorama.

Ice Planet 2002 | Mobile Research Laboratory

Ice Planet 2002 | Mobile Research Laboratory

This Mobile Laboratory is an armoured vehicle decked out in Ice Planet livery used by the peaceful men as a research laboratory. Ice Planet 2002 was a subtheme of LEGO Space introduced in 1993 and marked by a very cool color scheme: white, blue and trans-neon orange. Even if I’ve never played with these paceful guys (at that time I was a teen with other interests on my head) I’ve always appreciated this series.

The ground vehicle is not equipped with weapons but with a lot of retro space components. Ice Planet are in fact engaged in secret researches about renewable energy rather than interplanetary wars. The canopy opens to expose a detailed little interior with such an assortment of retro-tech computers and equipment. At the back there is the entrance.

Totally Tubular!

Totally Tubular!

As usual a seasonal creation to celebrate summer and holidays. The two Hot Rods are previous creations I’ve used again to take this picture. And they look great together on the beach.

The black one is a super classic Hot Rod based on a ’32 Ford Model B. The Roadster fits the V8 flathead with three carburettors and “oversized” wheels.

The green machine is a T-Bucket based on a Ford Model T. This genuine “bucket” has the two-seater body of a “T” roadster with a little turtle deck in the backside. A full chromed Model T-style radiator is fitted. The big V8 sends power to the oversized rear wheels, with the typical dog dish hubcaps, through the strong drivetrain. A big charger is fitted on the top of the engine.

GO! with MQQN

GO! with MQQN

Back in 2017 I built the iconic Mđź‘€NEYES headquarters plus the well known MQQN pick-up and a cute Hot Rod both Minifig scaled. I also built the pick-up in a bigger scale never shown and totally forgotten. Now you can see the MOONEYES line-up completed with the 1/24 scale Ford F-100.