The Belle Epoche is a modular style Lego building created by Utanapishtim. This five story building is inspired by Brussels architecture. The building is mainly white, tan, and gray with some red and brown accents. The limited color choices helps to make this building look like it is from a real life example. The use of repeating patterns is one of the key features of modular buildings. The alternating white and tan strips look especially good. One of the stand out details is that most of the windows feature archs that are brick built. A very fragile technique that has all the pieces connected with half set studs. It is also good to see two different style of balconies. The droid arm style which can be found in some of the official buildings, and the more detailed column design that can be seen on the sides. The brick built lamp posts are an excellent design, a more classic and detailed design. The Minifigure sextant pieces are put to good use. The only question left is how to detail the interior…
The Fiat 500 is a classic car often seen across the European continent. The two door compact car was famous for its ability to fit easily into tight city streets. It was manufactured in Italy between 1957 and 1975. As the years passed, the smaller design mixed with the curvy styling quickly made this a collectible. All of which makes it perfect as the latest release of the Lego Creator theme.
The Lego Fiat 500 (10271) is currently available. With 960 pieces at $89.99 the set seems to be right in the middle for pricing. The vintage vehicle features all sort of details. There is a fully detailed engine compartment in the back hatch. If it is too hot, you can open the sunroof. And, if you find yourself in some trouble there is a full size spare tire under the front hood. There is even a portable artist easel, perfect for painting various historical landmarks.
The Fiat also features a fully detailed interior. With gear stick, steering wheel, hand brake, blinker, and speedometer. Besides the iconic yellow paint, the reclining seats are in a classic red. Make sure to check out all the details.
If you happen to live in Europe you may have seen this giant Lego Netto Scottie Dog helping out at your local Netto supermarket. This giant yellow Lego dog was created by Bright Bricks and is about 2m tall, 2m long and 80cm wide. Most interesting is seeing the behind the scenes photos. It looks like the Scottie Dog is hollow. Supported with a lattice work of Lego beams. It is also cool to see a digital model being used as a guide for the real model. The Bright Bricks studio looks like any Lego fans dream.