Special Interview with Andrea Lattanzio a.k.a. Norton74

Today's guest of honor is Andrea Lattanzio a.k.a. Norton74 from Italy who is known for his great, realistic vehicle and garage MOC's. His amazing creations were featured numerous times in various Brick Magazines. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions.

Kaplan: We already know you are one of the best LEGO MOC'ers in the world. What can you tell us about yourself other than that. What is your dayjob? Do you have any other hobbies or activities?

Andrea: First of all thanks for considering me as one of the best MOC’ers in the world… My name is Andrea Lattanzio also known as Norton74 in the international LEGO community. I’m Italian and I live in Milan with my Spanish wife and two children. I work in the communication department of an Italian non profit organization. I’m a petrolhead and I like especially classic cars, motorcycles and in general vintage stuff, toys and style. I also love design and graphic design.

K: Do you remember the day when you got your first LEGO set? Which set was it? And How old were you when you started playing with LEGO bricks?

A: Honestly I don’t remember when I got my first LEGO set, I remember playing with my older brother’s seventies LEGO City and Technic sets. I started playing with LEGO bricks when I was four or five years old. My very first memories were also linked to Fabuland theme that I really was fond of (I still own a lot of characters).

Viper Mark II from Battle Star Galactica by Chris Maddison


LEGO fan and flickr.com user Chris Maddison a.k.a. cmaddison shared this impressive huge brick-built model of the iconic star fighter Viper Mark II from the popular Sci-fi TV series Battlestar Galactica. According to the description this model is 104 studs long and has a weight of 23 lbs. The shaping of the hull and the engines are really great and the color blocking was done nicely. Using a Nexo-power piece on the side is a small nice detail too.

Huge Optimus Prime by Nicola S.

LEGO Fan and Flickr.com member Nicola Stocchi back to community with an huge version of Optimus Prime of the last movie "Age of Extinction". MOC contains 1096 pieces with high capability of movement. Nicola combines technic panels and system pieces to summon this well-known film character.

A SHIP with Extraordinary Shape


There are lots of great SHIP's were built for this years Shiptember contest. One of the most unique ones is the this extraordinary shaped SHIP called Silure 33 built by flickr.com user and LEGO fan F@bz. The half spheres on the sides are really great addition to the built together with the non-linear outer hull shaping.

Tilespiration III: Autumn is loading...

LEGO Fan and Flickr.com member Patrick Massey has shared a perfect MOC that I found in flickr last night. Mortäg Keep is one of the fascinating creation of Patrick. I mostly liked the design of the trees and snowy pathway.

Ahoy Captain!

One of my favorite professional MOCer Arjan Oude Kotte (aka Konajra) shared a minifigure-sized vessel model for his Brickton Harbour. The Longliner Vessel is surrounded by many ropes, have well scaled captain cabin and a wide deck back of the ship. As a naval engineer I mostly liked small red fenders of the ship.

Friends in Time Diorama by Matthew Hocker

LEGO fan and flickr.com user Matthew Hocker a.k.a. Brickadier General who is known for his huge dioramas and historical MOC's shared this beautiful diorama with the modified Friends theme. Friend's characters and their surrounding in this MOC are all in style of old times. Lots of different and colorful plants are all around the creation. The car and the cottage were built impressively as well. Don't forget to check out the photo album for many great details.

The builder also shared nicely edited photos that looks like they are from a animated movie.

Space Battleship Yamato by Eínon


The SHIPtember event continues with full speed. LEGO fan and flickr.com user Eínon who is known for his impressive brick-built model war ships, recently finished this amazing Space Battleship MOC and shared in his photo-stream. The ship is actually the model of Space Battleship Yamato from Japanese Anime Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199, also known on the Western World as Star Blazers.

Avalonian Countryside by Emil Lidé


After a vacation week full of sun and sea we are back with awesome blogged creations. This beautiful micro-scale landscape was built by flickr.com user and LEGO fan Emil Lidé a.k.a. Full Plate. For those who don't know Avalonia is a fictional state in the Guilds of Historica in Eurobricks.com. The colors and the shaping of the trees are really great but my favorite section is the small pier on the shore of the small lake.

Card Guardians from Alice in Wonderland by Julius von Brunk


Creative LEGO builder and flickr.com user  Julius von Brunk recently shared this extraordinary custom card guardian figures in his photo-stream. According to the description these figures will be used in his forthcoming Alice in Wonderland LEGO parody creation. The figures are looking funny and great at the same time. I like how the symbols were built using LEGO pieces. Custom weapons are looking interesting as well.

Huge Capital Ship Sword by Michał Kaźmierczak

SHIP's built for this Shiptember are started to show up one by one. One of our guest of honors and flickr.com user Michał Kaźmierczak a.k.a. migalart who is known for his amazing space ships and gigantic dioramas shared this huge and beautiful ship named "Sword Class Battleship" in his photo-stream. According to the description this ship is approximately 1,7 meter in length (202 studs). The texturing on the hull is truly amazing as the builders prior creations. The blue + light bley color-scheme fits the ship nicely as well. This ship has a special feature on it. It is painted to light in ultraviolet!

Space Runaway Ideon by Moko

Talented LEGO mech builder and one of our guest of honors LEGO DOU Moko recently shared this impressive model of Ideon robot from the Space Runaway Ideon television anime from 1980's. The design of the limbs is really outstanding which makes this robot easy to pose-able. Check out the pictures from the anime to see how accurate the LEGO model is.

Micro-scale Copenhagen by Ulrik Hansen

This unique creation, a micro-scale model of the Copenhagen city was recently shared by flickr.com user and LEGO fan Ulrik Hansen a.k.a. semikoma. We don't often see creations like this. The angles and placement of the roads and building are really impressive and I like the addition of tiny boat with white water trails behind them. 

Satellite view of the city section featured in Ulrik's micro-scale LEGO creation. You can click the photo to enlarge.

Oriental Style Castle Qar Riwa by Tirrell Brown


LEGO fan and flickr.com user Tirrell Brown a.k.a. Blufiji who was previously blogged here with another amazing creation named Evenfall Castle, shared this awesome oriental style desert castle named Qar Riwa in his photo-stream. The color of the castle walls match the sands of the desert which makes this castle look really authentic. The texture of the structure and the half cylindrical walls on the side makes this even more impressive.

UCS Scale Sith Fury-Class Sith Interceptor

This amazing UCS Scale Star Wars space ship was recently shared by flickr.com user and Imperiumdersteine.com member markus19840420. According to the description this MOC is an entry for the final round for the Imperium der Steine Star Wars MOC Olympics. I'm a fan of the SW Old Republic and this I love this ship very much. The shaping of the ship is really impressive with the angles and smoothness.

Teemto Pagalies' Podracer by Cecilie Fritzvold


LEGO fan and flickr.com user Cecilie Fritzvold a.k.a. cecilihf shared this movie-accurate LEGO model of Teemto Pagalies' Podracer, a sci-fi race vehicle from Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Manace. According to the description this MOC was built for the final round of the Imperium der Steine MOC Olympics, we were tasked with building a UCS-scale Star Wars vehicle. The cylindrical shaping of the engines are really impressive but the cockpit itself is outstanding.