A year in LEGO: 2016

A year in LEGO: 2016

It’s time to look back and to sum up what I built during the 2016. Overall I’m very satisfied with my 2016 MOCs: I had a lot of fun! In the early months of the year two new Show-Rods joined my garage: the yellow Beer Wagon and the red Fire Truck . I also built a Steampunk T-Bucket .
In June the classic ESSO Gas Station was released together with the VW T1 decked out in ESSO livery. Many blogs and magazines featured this build. This has been probably my favorite MOC this year.
After many years I come back to build in Minifig scale and I’m talking about my space tanks (the Blue Bull and the White Tiger) and my dioramas (the maintenance bay for the tanks, the Scooter Shop and the Warehouse).
My last build of the year was the Route 66 diorama with the little Ford T Roadster pick-up. And few day ago I shot new photos of old MOCs to celebarte Christmas.
Many blogs and magazines featured my models (thanks!) and that’s always an enormous satisfaction.
I met new friends and AFOLs during the ITLug LEGO shows where I showcased new and old MOCs.
Currently I’m working on new projects for the 2017.


A year in LEGO: 2015

A year in LEGO: 2015

This year I built new models I’m particularly proud of.
In May the Classic Vespa Workshop (which followed my Volkswagen Garage – 2014) was released.
I built also my latest Volkswagen Bulli, the sandblasted T2.
I added Hot Rods and T-buckets to my collection as well.
Many blogs and magazines featured my models and my VW Garage has been featured in The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling book. That is great.
I met new friends and AFOLs during the ITLug LEGO shows where I showcased new and old MOCs.
Currently I’m working on new projects for the 2016.

Happy birthday Blue Fury!

Happy birthday Blue Fury!

The LEGO set #5541, also known as “Blue Fury”, turns twenty this year.
I pay tribute to the blue Hot Rod with my updated version of the iconic set. In the pictures you can see my T-bucket close to the “Fury”.

Set #5541 was part of Model Team series, the large scale vehicle line that LEGO produced from 1986 until 1999, with a total of 15 sets, plus a re-release of the 5541 Hot Rod in 2004 as part of the Legends series. Model Team vehicles were characterized by realism, although whilst there is no doubt they were detailed and charming models the techniques used are fairly basic by today’s standards. Theme focused on visual realism of models. The last Model Team was released in 1999.

I’m a big fan of Model Theme series and you can read my
“Model Team” review on ItLUG (Italian LEGO Users Group).

Happy Birthday Bulli! The first Volkswagen Transporter turns 65.

Happy Birthday Bulli! The first Volkswagen Transporter turns 65.

My love for Bulli is clear to all, I suppose… these shots pay tribute to the iconic van for its 65th anniversary. Happy birthday Bulli!

Production of the first Transporter from Volkswagen began on 8 March 1950. In the initial years, it was built in Wolfsburg, then starting in 1956 in Hannover. This date also marks the beginning of a unique automotive love story. Because today the entire model series has attained cult status. Whether hippy or tradesman – everyone is driving in the T-series.

A year in LEGO: 2014

A year in LEGO: 2014

Time to look back and sum up what I built in the 2014.

This year I’ve changed kind of build: from my big trucks to my VW series. I started with the T1 Road Service, then the T2 Surfer Pick-Up. Last but not least the quite odd Snowmobile. But the main build has been with no doubts the VW workshop. I’m particularly proud of this creation cause it really boosted my reputation in the worldwide LEGO community and it has been featured by many blogs.

I wish you all merry Christmas and a happy new year!