Winter Garden

This Moc was on my wishlist since a long time. My goal was to recreate a welcoming room full of plants and flowers while using many pieces from the Scala, Fabuland and Belville series.I have been collecting these kind of pieces in the past few months, and have finally...

Joe’s Tow Truck

A couple of weeks ago I posted the Joe's Cottage straight from the woods. The little diorama featured also the Joe's Tow Truck and It was time to show it alone in plain sight.I used the same frame of my previous pick-up trucks but with a completely different rear-side...

Joe’s cottage

Joe is a lonely guy. He lives in his tan wooden cottage somewhere in the woods. His mates are birds and chickens. He loves driving his tow truck and he always helps people who are in breakdown on their way.My latest creation was inspired by a Japanese model maker who...

General Store in detail

A few days ago I introduced my latest creation, a classic General Store decked out in bright yellow livery. The diorama features many details and elements and recently I shot them individually to create this photo composition allowing to enjoy them in plain sight....

General Store: behind the scenes

Let's take a look at some unreleased WIP snapshots of my latest creation, the General Store right from somewhere in the heart of America.At first I had chosen dark tan/tan as a color combo, then I ventured for an unexpected and unusual yellow/reddish brown combo. And...

General Store: a time capsule

General Stores were very common in the US back in the 18th and 19th century, especially in rural areas or in small towns. Actually, there are few of them along old nearly-forgotten interstate highways, they are like old treasures to preserve. Their main feature was...

Classic Van | Instructions and part list

Build your own classic VanI used this classic Van in a few of my past creations and recently I enjoyed taking "step by step" instructions pictures.Here the plans to build this classic pick-up decked out in a cool livery.Generating this kind of instructions is a very...

Gypsy Wagons

Gypsy wagons have been around for a very long time, having primarily been seen with travelling circuses, before being adopted by gypsies.The "Horse drawn, painted, one roomed house on wheels with a stove" is believed to originate in France in the early 19th Century....

Behind the scenes of "Into the Wild"

Let's take a look at some unreleased work in progress snapshots of my latest creation, the Magic Bus from Into the Wild. The first prototype of the Bus I built was yellow; ironically before building this MOC I hadn't sand green bricks at all. Foliage and trees are...

Into the Wild and the Magic Bus

A couple of months ago I built the Walden Cabin inspired by the the book "Walden; or life in the woods" written by Henry David Thoreau.Walden and others books of authors like Leo Tolstoy and Jack London were the inspiration for Chris McCandless's journey back in early...

Turn on the lights, it's Christmas time!

Few days ago I built the Santa's Home, a red cabin located in a peaceful snow-covered clearing, with deep snow on the roof, white pines and a sled ready to go.Last weekend I tested my skills as a photographer by taking a night photo of Santa's house with the interior...

Walden; or, Life in the Woods

A few months ago a friend of mine loaned me a book I had always heard of but never read. The book is the well-known "Walden; or life in the woods" written by Henry David Thoreau and published in 1854. Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years,...

Build your own classic pick-up truck

Pick-up truck | Instructions and part list I used this pick-up truck in a few of my past creations and recently I enjoyed taking "step by step" instructions pictures. It's the evolution of my previous Mooneyes pick-up. This one is lower and marked by a smoother...

Paddy Wagon

The "Paddy Wagon" is a Show Rod designed in 1968 by Tom Daniel, probably the most talented and popular fantasy-car designer of all time. Tom worked many years for GM and in his spare time he created new “Off the Sketchpad” articles for Rod & Custom magazine. This...

LIfe’s a beach!

It's that time of the year when we all want to be on the beach possibly with a windsurfing board and a cold beer.And that's what's happening to the bearded hypster/hippy in my latest creation.I can't explain why, but it seems to me like a scene from the eighties: a...

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...

Chevy delivery van

The bearded hipster in the picture is delivering fresh beef and vegetables to ANDY'S hamburger Stand, my latest little diorama I presented few weeks ago. He proudly drives a classic Chevy Van decked out in Andy's livery. This guy will still appear here with his trendy...

Andy’s | Hamburger Stand

I must admit I'm a big fan of hamburgers, especially if served in a beautiful restaurant marked by a modernist architecture.This creation joins my passion for the most famous sandwich in the world and the vintage architecture. Andy's stand boasts a retro modernist...

Moon Cat | S-Class Armoured Rover

This space vehicle is a Small Class Armoured Rover decked out in Classic Space livery. Named Moon Cat, it's mainly used as a mobile research laboratory and is equipped with only one weapon, a machine gun on top (not much used actually.).The canopy opens to expose a...