Norton74 Minifig SERIES 3 is out now!

Norton74 Minifig SERIES 3 is out now!

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.

Are you interested? Please send me a PM using the contact form.
Enjoy your Minifig and build happily!

Norton74 Exclusive Minifig Series 2 is out now!

Norton74 Exclusive Minifig Series 2 is out now!

The brand new Norton74 Minifig is right here! Produced in only 50 numbered pieces and 4 different color combo it comes with an exclusive de-luxe clamshell blister packaging.
Main features:

  • 4 colors available;
  • de luxe pack;
  • numbered edition;
  • designed in cooperation with the well known graphic artist Sidney Show;
  • hand-marked serial number.

The Norton74 Minifig will be issued mainly during the LEGO show Norton74 will attend. Anyway if you are interested please send me a PM.
Enjoy your Minifig and build happily!

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

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.”

39 years ago, today!

39 years ago, today!

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.

A year in LEGO: 2018

A year in LEGO: 2018

As usual it’s time to look back and take stock of what has been done in the past twelve months.
The most important news of 2018 is probably that I’m one of just fifteen builders worldwide selected to have their work showcased in the Masterpiece Gallery at the LEGO House in The LEGO Group’s home in Billund, Denmark. It was an incredible experience, if you’re interested about that take a look at the special feature on The LEGO Car Blog.

About my creations I think I’ve built less than in 2017 due to the fact I’ve spent a lot of time preparing the trip to Billund and resizing the builds for the LEGO House.
Anyway, I built some dioramas in vintage style and few classic vehicles. Plus a couple of retro space tanks: the B-59 in Blacktron livery and the Mobile Laboratory in Ice Planet style.
To celebrate the LEGO House experience I created a bunch of numbered custom Norton74 Minifigures. I was lucky enough to personally give Minifig No.1 to Mr. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (aka KKK, grandson of the company’s founder).

Last but not least few days ago my Hot Dog Stand has been chosen as one of the MOCs on the shortlist for The Brothers Brick LEGO Creation of the Year 2018. I feel very honored and happy to be in that short list, just to be there is incredible for me.

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 2018.

It’s a GAS! The Allure of the gas station

It’s a GAS! The Allure of the gas station

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.

Available here.