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.
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.
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.
It’s a GAS! is a brand new coffe-table book featuring the coolest Gas Station all around. Among the others my brick-built Esso Gas Station designed by Dudok has been included. And I’m honored about that.
If you think about retro gas station you probably think about something really cool and stylish: modernist architecture, art deco gas pumps and other outstanding car stuff displayed outside the station. You can find all this in the elegant gas station designed in 1953 by the Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok. Here made of LEGO bricks. The design of Dudok was simple and brilliant simultaneously. According to the mission he received from ESSO Netherlands, the station had to be functional and inexpensive to produce. It was just after World War II and raw materials were scarce. At the same time the road network grew and pumping stations had to be placed anywhere. 112 Dudok Esso stations were placed along the Dutch highways.
The book is edited by Gestalten, the international publishing house based in Berlin. With a preface written by Jay Leno head of Jay Leno’s Garage. If you’re looking for somethng really inspirational don’t miss it, it’s a treat.
At times dreams come true: from September 27th (2019) some of my creations are displayed at the LEGO HOUSE MASTERPIECE GALLERY. I’m so happy and honored for this incredible goal, never in my life I would have thought to end up here. September 26th set-up was held, every one was just so special. I had the oppurtunity to meet a lot of cool builders from all over the world. Thanks everyone involved, first of all my family. A special thanks to LEGO House staff, they’re so kind.
Below a selection of pictures of my LEGO House experience where I met a lot of funy people and I spent really funny times. During those days I was lucky enough not only to meet in person Mr. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (aka KKK) but also talk with him about classic cars and old LEGO themes.
The weekend after the LEGO House experience I attended the well known Skaerbaek LEGO Fan Weekend. During the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting the guys of Zusammengebaut and the honor of being interviewed by Andres Lehmann, the tallest AFOL I ever met and a very nice guy! I had the chance to present the Esso Gas Station and the Route 66, two MOCs I displayed at Skaerbaek. Thanks Andres for this funny experience and for the cool Minifig. Below the interview.