Stranger Things | Sheriff Hopper’s Chevrolet Blazer K5

Stranger Things | Sheriff Hopper’s Chevrolet Blazer K5

Few days ago I presented the Sheriff Hopper’s cabin from Stranger Things TV Series (netflix). In the little diorama there was also the iconic Chevrolet Blazer owned by the Hawkins Police Department and driven by Chief Jim Hopper. Here it is in plain sight.

The one used in ST is the model year ’80 because they were the only year Blazer to feature single rectangular headlights. Color scheme is amazing: dark tan plus tan, perfect for LEGO color palette.
The Blazer was the smallest full-size SUV version of the Chevrolet C/K family, and it was introduced in 1969.
These things were plenty common in the ‘80s, and that basic platform was probably shared by many municipal trucks and Suburbans, so maintenance would be easy.

Stranger Things | Hopper’s Cabin

Stranger Things | Hopper’s Cabin

A couple of months ago I built one of the most iconic scene of TV Series Stranger Things season 1: the Chevy flip. While we’re waiting for the series 3, release date is scheduled for next 4th of July, I enjoyed building Sheriff Hopper’s cabin.
To protect Eleven, one of the main character of the series, from being taken by the government, Hopper kept her hidden there for almost a year. The cabin originally belonged to Hopper’s grandfather. At some point, Hopper began using the cabin as a storage space.

In the scene I recreated there is also the cool Hawkins Police Department ’80 Chevrolet K5 Blazer driven by Chief Jim Hopper. Color scheme is amazing: dark tan plus tan, perfect for LEGO color palette. The Blazer is a model year ’80 because they were the only year Blazer to feature single rectangular headlights.
I am satisfied with the look of the hut, I like the small details in the diorama and the Blazer design.

Coffee Stand | Andy’s Cafe

Coffee Stand | Andy’s Cafe

Coffee is probably the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed each year. I’m a big fan of coffee and recently I noticed a great attention to quality and origins of the black drink. Coffee is trendy!
My latest creation is a classic Coffee Stand marked by a modernist architecture and full of details. The shape of the kiosk is characterized by rounded corners that give an elegant and retro design to the entire building.
A large cup stands out on the roof, it’s one of the most distinctive feature of this build. The terrace has two nice tables where customers can enjoy coffee and other sweets under the umbrellas.

On the left of the kiosk there is a small table with a complete assortment of sweets, cakes and brioches. Flower pots, electricity poles, garbage bins and other details complete the scene. Remarkable also the big red arrow in googie style.
Inside the stand you can find everything you need to make great coffee of all kinds: coffee machine, grinder, cups and other utensils.
Take a look at the back where a guy is unloading his pick-up truck and delivering bags of coffee.
The red/white pick up reminds classic Chevrolet and Ford period trucks.

Big Foot Monster Truck

Big Foot Monster Truck

Big Foot was an oversized truck based on a 1974 Ford F-250 four-wheel drive built by Bob Chandler from St. Louis, Missouri. Back in the eighties I had the scale model of the Monster Truck produced by Playskool.

I was a big fan of that odd truck and recently I built it using Lego bricks. I’ve used my latest pick-up truck adding big wheels and other little details. While the original Big Foot was blue I used the white/green combo because I think it looks cool.

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.