December 25th Santa carried a very welcomed gift to my house, the well known Mustang from LEGO Creator Expert series.
It was funny building this big (yes, BIG!) piece of Americana and even more stimulating taking good pictures on my work station. I think this is the best Creator Expert vehicle yet and even I’m not a collector this wild horse will be displayed on the shelf in my LEGO room.
In the same hours I was building my Mustang a piece of Hollywood history went for a record price, when the green 1968 Ford Mustang GT used in the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” sold for $ 3.74 million at a Florida auction house. Take a look below.
It’s been a long and winding road for one particular 1968 Ford Mustang GT. You first saw the car slam dancing through the streets of San Francisco as one of two Highland Green fastbacks purchased by Warner Bros for use in the detective movie Bullitt, starring car-obsessed actor Steve McQueen. After Bullitt ended filming, the famous Mustang was sold to Warner Bros employee Robert Ross, before it spent several years with an actual detective, then went into hiding by 1974 with its fourth owner, Robert Kiernan, in New Jersey. It resurfaced by surprise decades later, trotted out by Ford at the 2018 Detroit auto show—and its whirlwind celebrity didn’t end there. The car just sold at Mecum auctions, bringing in the highest sale price of any Mustang ever at public auction.
LEGO House one year later (proudly with my brick trophy🏆)
My time at the LEGO House has expired. It’s time to bring my MOCs back home. It was great to be part of the LEGO House project and I’m happy to see new talented builders taking my place at the Masterpiece Gallery. Thanks everyone involved, first of all my family. A special thanks to LEGO House staff, they were so kind.
The 26th of September we all celebrated the II° anniversary of the LEGO House during the AFOL Day. It was great to meet so many AFOLS from all over the world!
Last but not least I visited the coolest shop in Billund, Loplet shop, where you can find every LEGO-themed stuff from the past.
The weekend after the party for the II° anniversary of The LEGO House me and my buddies moved to Skaerbaek to partecipate at the well known LEGO Fan Weekend. During the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of AFOLs, builders, LEGO designer and friends. I displayed my MOCs that were showcased at The LEGO House: the Art Déco Gas Station, the Scooter Garage, the Fire Truck and the Ford “T” Roadster. It was funny as usual. I hope to join the SFW even the next year.
As it happened in 2018 even at the ’19 Skaebaek Fan 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 Scooter Garage and the Shell Gas Station, two MOCs I displayed at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery. Thanks Andres for this funny experience I’m always very pleased to show my creations and I’m a big fan of Zusammengebaut. Below the interview.
Back in 1989 a legend was born: LEGO released one of the most iconic set ever the no. 6285 also known worldwide as Black Seas Barracuda. With this adorable Windjammer TLG introduced its brand new pirate theme.
Batten down the hatches and set sail for a tour around the Caribbean!
Celebrating Norton74 at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery with these exclusive and numbered custom Minifigures. The Norton74 Minifig was produced in only 32 pieces and 6 different color schemes: white torso with the classic black Norton74’s logo and cap/legs in different colors. The Norton74 Minifigures come with an elegant and cool packaging. I was lucky enough to personally give Minifig No.1 to Mr. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (aka KKK, grandson of the company’s founder) while I was at the LEGO House in Billund. Probably a second series will follow the first one.
It’s time to look back and to sum up what I’ve built in the past twelve months. Every build is strictly related to a particular moment of my life, and it will be forever. 2017 was quite a productive Lego-year for me and I had a lot of fun. I have built some MOCs I am particularly proud of and that I had on my wishlist since a lot of time. I’ve met new friends and AFOLs during the ITLug LEGO shows where I’ve showcased new and old MOCs. Currently I’m working on new projects for the 2018.
Thanks to those who has supported, “faved”, shared my builds and also made constructive critiques. Also a big thank you to all the blogs and magazines that featured my works in 2017.