At times dreams come true: the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

At times dreams come true: the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

The LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin is finally here!

I’m so happy and honored for this incredible goal, never in my life I would have thought to end up here. Everything is so special these days.
A lot of things have happened in the last few hours that have brought forward the announcement of the set, however here it is.
I wasn’t ready but still managed to snap a picture quickly to thank everyone. I can’t wait to build the set in the next few days and enjoy it.
Thanks to LEGO designers for making my dream a reality, you’re awesome!
A massive thank you to everyone who supported this project back in Lego Ideas and made this entire journey possible! Thank you all!

BREAKING NEWS: Meet the Fan Designer!

A-Frame Cabin Signing Set Tour 2023 CONFIRMED!
I am very happy to announce the dates of the Signing Set Tour:

Feb 1 (10am–12pm) Grenoble (Fr) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 3 (4 pm–6pm) Milano San Babila (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 4 (10am–12pm) Nice (Fr) LEGO Retail Store
Feb 10 (4pm–6pm) Firenze (Ita) LEGO Certified Store
Feb 11 (10am–12pm) Napoli (Ita) LEGO Certified Store

I will be more than happy to meet you and, if you wish, to sign the LEGO IDEAS A-Frame Cabin set | No. 21338 # 46.
See you there!

Relive the journey of the A-Frame Cabin from the beginning until the very latest news of the release as an official set, below you can find all my articles published on my website:
A-Frame Cabin (first post ever)
A-Frame Cabin: behind the scenes of the building process
Support the A-FrAme Cabin on LEGO IDEAS!
A-FrAme Cabin fully detailed interiors are out now!
A-frame Cabin reaches 10K supporters on LEGO Ideas!
A-FrAme Cabin approved as next LEGO IDEAS set!
The A-Frame Cabin is The Brothers Brick cover photo for November 2020!
Santa’s Cabin

Below the story of the A-Frame Cabin on official LEGO and LEGO IDEAS website:
The A-Frame Cabin set No. 21338 on LEGO shop on-line
Introducing LEGO IDEAS 21338 A-Frame Cabin
Original project on LEGO IDEAS

Below some official images of the LEGO IDEAS set A-Frame Cabin no. 21338

A cute Outpost with a useful Outhouse

A cute Outpost with a useful Outhouse

While I was waiting for the official release of my A-Frame Cabin as an LEGO Ideas set I built a brand-new creation. My first build of the year is a little diorama featuring a very cute sea outpost combined with a very useful…um…outhouse.
Both the building has the same color scheme, medium azure for the walls, tan for little details and medium nougat for the roof. It’s the first time I’ve used lavender plant leaves and I’m very happy with this color. Probably some details will seem familiar to you, in fact some parts come from my previous works such as Theo’s Trabuchet fishing hut which I built in the autumn of 2021.
The little outpost is built half on rock and the other half on stilts. I added a handful of little details to let it fun and lively. Do you like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Hayao Miyazaki, his Nibariki (Citroën 2CV) and Tokyo snowfall

Hayao Miyazaki, his Nibariki (Citroën 2CV) and Tokyo snowfall

A few months ago I built the personal studio of Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s greatest animation director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, best-loved of all the Japanese animation studios.
Now it seems that it snowed heavily in Tokyo, so much so that Hayao is walking in snow with his snowshoes and with his Husky.
A pair of skis are already loaded on the Citroën 2CV, heading towards Mount Fuji!
楽しい時間をお過ごしください

Back in 1998, Hayao Miyazaki designed and built a house for his production company, called Nibariki. This house is located nearby Studio Ghibli’s main building. Nibariki means 2 horsepower in Japanese and the name is a clear tribute to the beloved Citroën 2CV that the artist has been driving for more than forty years.
Above you can see both Mr. Miyazaki’s new office and his Citroën 2CV. And of course our beloved masterful storyteller too.
Miyazaki bought his first 2CV as a university student in the early 1960s. It was a right-hand-drive model, imported from the U.K. and painted bright yellow.
A 2CV first appeared in Miyazaki’s first feature-length film, 1979’s The Castle of Cagliostro. An action-adventure tale involving a mischievous gentlemen thief, the well known Lupin III, and featuring multiple car chases, including the heroine, Clarisse, escaping in her 2CV.
Miyazaki’s current Citroën is a 1987 2CV 6 painted in light gray and is exactly like the one you see in my latest creation.

Haunted A-Frame Cabin | Monster Fighters tribute

Haunted A-Frame Cabin | Monster Fighters tribute

While I’m looking forward to the release of my A-Frame Cabin, chosen as one of the next LEGO IDEAS sets, I built a spooky variation of the rustic house based on the 2012 LEGO Monster Fighters series.
It is a kind of tribute to the MF Haunted House released in 2012 by TLG.
Size and shape are basically the same as the A-Frame Cabin, colors, details, setting and Minifigures are completely different.

If you take a deeper look, you can spot many references and Easter eggs directly related to the LEGO horror theme.
The gramophone, the trunk with the top hat, the glass dome with a bone inside are all objects from the MF set. The gate is also a clear tribute to the Haunted House.
And take a look at the zombie heads above the gate columns, do you remember where they were in the MF set?
Last but not least don’t miss the magic Bat Moonstone of Lord Vampyre, the villain of the series.

Enjoy and happy Hall🎃ween!

The Guardian of the Abyss and the Wolf Fenrir

The Guardian of the Abyss and the Wolf Fenrir

My latest creation is loosely inspired both by the story of the writer Xavier Liras, creator of the Spiral Universe, and by the illustration of the artist Alexander Shatohin.
Below you can read a very brief summary of Xavier’s story that describes my creation well.

The story goes that the Guardian of the abyss lives right on the edge of the abyss. His job for generations has been to explore the Abyss and its mists and gain insight into what is happening in the world.
The Abyss has many levels, it is the manifestation of the psyche of humanity.
There is a terrible war going on in this world now that could plunge us into extinction. The Guardian must lure Wolf Fenrir to the surface and be devoured. But the wolf will not be able to kill him completely and, back in the abyss, he will be forced to spit it out. Only then will the initiation of the Guardian into the deepest Abyss begin.

It is the first time that I have built an animal made of bricks, in this case the head of a wolf, and it was fun and challenging. I think I can still improve the shape but for now I’m happy with that. I hope you enjoy!

“Drawing inspiration from author Xavier Liras and illustrator Alexander Shatohin, builder Andrea Lattanzio shares a tense moment as the Guardian of the Abyss lowers himself into the jaws of the mythical wolf, Fenrir. There are great details throughout this immersive LEGO scene, as well as some innovative building techniques. I particularly like the shaping of the olive-green fir tree, the use of cloth elements for roof patches, and the use of a minifigure accessory molding sprue for the doorknob. The wolf emerging from the mists is also worth a close look, with a yellow gear-shift base for an eye and a maw full of pointy teeth.”

(There seems to be a wolf at the door.  The Brothers Brick – October 12, 2022)

Crazy Bus

Crazy Bus

The Crazy Bus is the funniest, weirdest, and strangest bus out there.
I built the Bus these days when I was forced to stay at home alone (!) and the thermometer touched 40 degrees, I felt like I was in hell!
I was probably a little “dazed and confused” when I thought about it, however here it is.
It is a sort of post apocalyptic refuge where two survivors, after yet another environmental disaster caused by human beings, find shelter to spend their days waiting for a new era.

In some ways it can be considered as a continuation of my previous Floating Dystopia, they have many things in common (and also some parts of the MOC itself).

The front and the back of the bus can be connected with two simple technic pins thus forming a mini bus. This way it’s even more bizarre! In the next few days I will show you the Mini Crazy Bus with some new brand photos, stay tuned!

There are a lot of tools, objects and weird parts, check them out and have fun spotting them all. Enjoy!