This Lego street racing scene, called “Street racers’ haunt” is created by Faber Mandragore. Originally built to be displayed at Model Expo Italy, which was canceled this year. There is a lot going on in this scene. Two hot rods are facing off for an illegal drag race. Although the main focus of the build, the background is impressive on its own. A full rural gas station, some of the woods out back, and a huge crowd who have come to see the show. The two speedsters in the front almost look like they are the same model, but after market upgrades have changed their appearance. The grey racer looks like they have the bigger engine, but can they win the street race? In the back are a bunch of Minifigures getting ready for their turn to race, a bunch of betting is going on behind the scenes, and you can even spot a photographer. The gas station has a brick built sign, and they exclusivly sell the classic Octan gasoline. A few stand out details include the power/phone poles, the street light, and the little red arrow showing you where to go.
Most cars come with a lot of options, especially sports cars. There are so many terms, and initials that could mean almost anything. This Lego Hot Rod, created by Faber Mandragore, is a Model B, and Supercharged. The scene features the car, a vintage gas pump, and some various mini builds. Hopefully the old Octan pumps have premium gas, you want to make sure everything is running at peak performance. The pile of tires is a perfect mini build, but the Hot Rod is the star. It features a few of the common engine building techniques. The Minifigure pistols, the intake, and the radiator are all popular details. What really sets this apart are the wheels. The exposed steering system looks great and is a surprisingly complicated detail. You can find Lego wrenches, a droid arm, crowbars, and axles. Lego Hot Rods are just as popular as their real life counterpart, and this one is one of the best Minifigure scale ones around.
The Octan Office is a Lego MOC created by Łukasz Libuszewski. This Modular style building uses 2,542 pieces. The office is actually an alternate build of the Corner Garage (10264) Modular Building. It uses about 90% of the pieces from the original, and 240 or so pieces have been added. The ground floor features the Octan office and an automotive parts store. A small pet clinic takes up the second floor, and a small apartment gets the third floor all to itself. This Lego build features a lovely roof line, with some very steep slopes and sweeping curves. Besides the three modular floors, the back features two huge window sections that can be removed for easier access. If you find your Modular City has too many corner buildings, it may be time to try an alternate Corner Garage.
The designer of the Octan Office has drafted up a set of instructions, which goes over the 2,303 pieces conversion of the Corner Garage, and the 240 that you will need to add. That manual can be found for sale over here, and you can find more details, and more photos of the finished build: https://brickative.shoplo.com/category/modulars/octan-office