No words can express my joy when few hours ago I’ve been named LEGO Builder of the Year 2019 by The Brothers Brick, the world’s no.1 source for LEGO news, reviews, and fan creations. It’s an incredible goal to me. Thanks a bunch to The Brothers Brick Team for this special award and thanks to Rod Gillies (Senior Contributor) for the wonderful article and for the description of my MOCs. There was no better way to end the year.
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“Andrea has produced a fantastic array of LEGO models this year, showcasing his creativity and technique across a variety of styles. Already famous as a “car guy,” we enjoyed seeing Andrea’s repertoire expand over the year. That’s why Andrea Lattanzio is The Brothers Brick LEGO Builder of the Year 2019.”
It’s time to look back and to sum up what I’ve built in the past twelve months. 2019 was quite a productive 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. My goal at the beginning of the year was building one MOC per month and I did it! I built different kind of MOCs: car-themed MOCs, street-food buildings, sci-fi creations, pop-themed builds.
In September, I went back to the LEGO House to bring my creations back home. My time at the Masterpiece Gallery was expired. 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. I attended the Skaerbaek Fan Weekend for the second time and it was a lot of fun. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of AFOLs, builders, LEGO designers and friends. I displayed my MOCs that were showcased at the LEGO House
Thanks to those who has supported, “faved”, shared my builds and also made constructive critiques. Thanks to all the great builders out there who are a big source of inspiration. Also a big thank you to all the blogs and magazines that featured my works in 2019.
Dear friends, I wish you a full of bricks new year and a lot of fun! All the best! Andrea – Norton74
The brand new Norton74 Minifig Series 3 is finally right here and it’ll be available during the Bologna Brick LEGO show! Pre order your Minifig sending me a PM or by a comment below. Produced in only 100 numbered pieces and 6 different color combo it comes with an exclusive de-luxe clamshell blister packaging. Main features ✅ 6 colors available; ✅ de luxe pack; ✅ numbered edition; ✅ graphic design by Sidney Show; ✅ hand-marked serial number.
This July marks half a century since the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander touched down on the moon when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took man’s first steps on to its surface. To celebrate the anniversary I go back to 1975 when LEGO released the first Lunar Lander, the “Moon Landing” – set No. 367. Despite its simplicity, this set has something special and I’m happy to have it in my collection. The set does not represent the Apollo 11 program because there is the Moon Rover. It probably depicts the scene on the moon during one of the last three missions of the Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972 when the Moon Rover was actually used to move acroos the surface of the moon. “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
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.