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.
This classic Mustang Fastback seems having some troubles and the grease monkeys are going to fix it in a few minutes. It’ll be back in great shape as Ford built it.
This little diorama is my second entry for LEGO Ideas contest Celebrate your favorite ford mustang in a beautiful scenery!
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.
Called “Americana” this little diorama is my entry for LEGO Ideas contest Celebrate your favorite ford mustang in a beautiful scenery!
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.
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.