Big Apple Diner

Inspired by the train-car type stainless steel diners of the New York metropolitan area, this model was designed with a combination of Streamline Moderne (late Art Deco) styles prevalent in the three decades following the Wall Street Crash.

  • notenoughbricks 4y

    Wow! Is this coming to Brick Fair?
  • Nathan 4y

    Yes sir, it will be there. That's why I'm thinking we may be able to group our town builds together with the logo letters (and I've informed the theme leaders).

    Thanks to you two as well, I'm glad you appreciate it.
  • BrickUpdate 4y

    This is really incredible - nice work!
  • 1wave 4y

    Great work, not only form the outside but it has a nice interior as well!
  • notenoughbricks 4y

    I am looking forward to meeting both you and your MOC at BF!
  • Nathan 4y

    Likewise on both accounts, Brian.
    1wave and BrickUpdate, thank you for your kind words.
  • -R 8- 4y

    It was really great meeting you at BrickFair (David, at the closing ceremonies)! It's always great knowing that there are many fellow LEGO enthusiasts within driving distance.

    A bit late, but congratulations on getting blogged on TBB! This is a truly fantastic model.
  • Nathan 4y

    Thanks, David. I was glad to find you there (even for such a short amount time as it was this year). I guess it's easier than I thought to find my flickr account, but lateness is irrelevant; the flickr comment box does not close. ;-)
  • -R 8- 4y

    Yeah, I looked up the MOCs that you registered for BrickFair, and then instantly realized that the diner was blogged - so I just looked for the Bros-Brick post and found your account through it.
    Hopefully we can meet up sometime again soon at another LEGO event or something!
  • Nathan 4y

    Yes, I agree.
  • Arian Hormozi 4y

    Completely fantastic! I love it!
  • Patrick Bosman 4y

    Good work, I love the 50s look. The entrance is nicely detailled, love the rounded window
  • Grant W. 3y

    Lovely work! I love the curved corner. I have a quick question. I am not familiar with the 1x1 tiles with letters on them thought I have seen a lot of people use them. Are the letters actually printed on the brick or are those decals?
  • Nathan 3y

    Thanks for the comments these past few months, folks. Forgive me for not responding sooner. The tiles are printed and available only by these two products, as far as I know:

    www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=4677-1
    www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?G=851627
  • Henrik Hoexbroe 3y

    Wow... This is a really beautiful MOC. So many cared-for details in a single MOC. The design of the "The Big Apple" sign is GOOGIE-style. (What brought me to this MOC. Your MOC has given me a lot of inspiration, so I hope not to copy too many of your ideas and techniques for my own soon-to-come diner... ;-)
  • Jorge Barros 3y

    Brilliant!!! Diners are Tip Top!
    I'm a 50s lover since I was a kid!
  • The HUGEST noob 2y

    Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie!
  • The HUGEST noob 2y

    Oh, how I love RAF banter
  • Tommy Williamson 2y

    back from the future and blogged! bricknerd.com/home/the-big-apple-diner-1-2013
  • Nathan 1y

    May those who commented be aware that this project is now on CUUSOO as can be seen here.
    and although I responded to your other comment on the interior photo, I'll like to acknowledge your kind compliments once again on this page, Henrik and Jotabee too. Thanks!
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