HistoryBricks had the great honour to be one of the first to have access to the new pictures of the LEGO Douro Historical Train masterpiece built by Sérgio Batista!
As usual his most recent construction is full of wonderful details and awesome building technics. He’s well known for using a lot of SNOT and using parts in unusual ways… :)
Sérgio is one of my favourite builders and makes me wish to know more about the trains and engines he recreates so well!
The following picture shows the real train following the path of River Douro, the famous Portuguese region where is produced some of the best wines in the world!
I had the pleasure to make the journey a few years ago and I highly recommend to anyone who enjoy a good experience and wonderful sights! For those you appreciate wine, I also recommend the visit to some of famous wine houses, where you can visit the wine cellars and taste the best Douro’s or Porto’s wine ;)
Jorge Reis built this wonderful tall ship representing the school ship Sagres of the Portuguese navy. It is the third ship with this name in the Portuguese Navy, so she is also known as Sagres III and is on service since 1961.
The ship was available to the public during the Braga Brincka 2014 event, a LEGO exhibition organized by the Portuguese LUG – PLUG. I wish I could attend the event and closely observe the MOC, including the wonderful small details in the ship’s deck!
I wonder if the pressure on the hull parts isn’t too big to cause some deformations…
School Ship Sagres by Jorge Reis
Great work by Matt Base representing Europe’s countries with some of the most iconic monuments. The micro scale work is amazing. Thumbs up also for the map itself!
Pictorial Map of Europe by Matt Bace
Sérgio Batista is one of my favourite train builders and this is his latest creation :D
Lego – Portuguese Historic Train by Sérgio Batista
Recently we have highlighted the Sintra’s Tram from Sérgio Batista. Today’s we will highlight another portuguese historical vehicle from the same builder. The Lisbon’s Fado van is a vintage Fleur de Lys car model, that promotes the current culture events that takes place Lisbon.
Sérgio Batista is a great train builder, which I had the pleasure to meet in person a few years ago. His latest (virtual) MOC is a representation of the old Sintra’s trams that took people from the town’s historical center to the Praia das Maçãs (Apple Beach).
Trams are an iconic mean of transportation of several cities across the globe, just like the ones we can find at San Francisco or Lisbon.
In my opinion, LEGO is missing these wonderful vehicles so I had proposed at LEGO CUUSOO a new city transportation set, based on my Lisbon tram MOCs.
I hope I can count with your support by approving the project at http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1079. Please, help me share it on facebook also by visiting History Bricks facebook page.
The project is gaining more and more supporters each day. Than you very much! :)