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.
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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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.
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.