Blast from the past… and a MOC

UPDATE: Did a bit more googling to find the buildings that were mentioned in the poster below (what can I say, I’m a curious gal)… Back then TLG displayed prototypes built by fans who were invited by TLG to join a workshop in Billund (lucky!). 

Here they are, in this order Firehouse, Hotel, Bank:

And there was also a prototype of the VW Beetle, and 3 other cars, a Mustang, an Aston Martin, and a DeLorean.  Of course, we now know that the VW Beetle was finally produced but not the other 3. 

Here’s what the VW prototype looks like, next to the final product, the 10187 Volkswagen Beetle.


Source: Pics from Lugnet via Brothers Brick


I wonder how many AFOLs got sucked into the hobby cos of the Modular series?  I can certainly be counted as one… anyway, I was just restlessly browsing the net (and wondering when the NY Toy Fair pics will start surfacing) and remembered a concept art drawing of the Cafe Corner I saw some time back before it all started… a bit more googling and:

Does anyone know where to get a clearer/hi-res image of that? 

Anyway I came across this nice wax museum MOC and wanted to feature it.

More on EB forum here or from shutinc’s Flickr account.  Really reminds me of Marcos Bessa’s .

Btw, while I haven’t been featuring MOCs recently, I haven’t stopped looking.  Since I became a Flickr member, I’ve been regularly adding favourites.  I’ve also added a link to my Flickr favourites on the right column and you can also click here: MOCs I Like on Flickr

CC art pic source:

Ahoy, me Hearties!

Avast ye… and batten down the hatches.

Be forewarned, the way forward may cause you excessive nostalgia or desire…

EB’s David Thomsen started a thread Early 90s Lego Pirate Scans that leaves me just dying to get some of the wonderful looking sets.  The early 90s were really the golden age of pirates huh? Just look at the number of sets and wonderful variety of ships in the catalogs!  I’ll just pique your interest with 2 of the scans shared…


P.S: I’m not gonna be any good at all in ‘you nostalgia, you lose’… any one has other golden Lego classics to share?

A look thru history: Lego medical services

Having finally purchased a hospital (2 actually) fairly recently when Lego Singapore brought in the value packs, my interest in minifig health care is further stirred by a revised MOC.  Before showing the MOC, let’s take a look thru history at hospital sets released by TLG over the years…

Using my trusty Book Museum and Brickset as reference, the 1st healthcare set was released in 1975…

Set 363, Hospital (re-released as set 555 in 1976 in the USA. Still no proper minifigs at that time!):

5 years later in 1980, a new medical service set was finally released.

Set 6364, Paramedic Unit (finally with minifigs, but more of a clinic than a hospital)

It then took another 7 long years before the next medical building set was released in 1987…

Set 6380, Emergency Treatment Centre (and in my opinion the best looking set hospital set released to-date)

Amazing enough, the next set took a long 19 years to release in 2006 (!).

Set 7892, Hospital (and after taking so long, is not the best designed hospital… hospital on a hill?)

Ok, so you may argue that one more set was actually released before 2006… but being a Dacta set it’s really not available to the general public.  But anyway for completeness, in 1993, this was released…

Set 9364, Hospital (more of an interior set, but really does look like a hospital ward I think… and really not a bad set to have)

So there you go, a look thru memory lane… 

Which brings us back to the MOC I’d mentioned earlier.  It’s by none other than the great lgorlando, who has revised his modular hospital (complete with interiors!).  He has recently shared his revision on Eurobricks.

Update: Oops, it was his previous version that came complete with interiors. Tho I’m sure interiors will come soon for this version too.

Makes you wish TLG would release a great hospital set huh, and in modular series?  I do anyway…

Btw, I think he sold copies of his hospital MOC (previous version) for like US$800 on ebay.

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