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Esso Gas Station designed by Dutch architect Dudok (1953)
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Put a tiger in your tank - Part 2*
About this creation
If you think about retro gas station you probably think about something really cool and stylish: modernist architecture, art deco gas pumps and other outstanding car stuff displayed outside the station.
You can find all this in the elegant gas station designed in 1953 by the Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok. Here made of LEGO bricks.



The design of Dudok was simple and brilliant simultaneously. According to the mission he received from ESSO Netherlands, the station had to be functional and inexpensive to produce.
It was just after World War II and raw materials were scarce.
At the same time the road network grew and pumping stations had to be placed anywhere. 112 Dudok Esso stations were placed along the Dutch highways.



My LEGO Dudok Esso gas station has the same features of the real one: an elegant design, a v-shaped roof on both sides, two gas pumps on a dark grey platform, different advertising signs and other stuff.



The shop is on the front of the station; a detailed service garage is located at the back (you probably find out something familiar with my previous garage and workshop).
There are a lot of details both outside and inside the building, let's take a look.
In the shop you can find a big desk with a vintage phone, a cash register and a architect lamp. A big clock is positioned on the wall close to the shelves where you can see the oil cans and an old radio. Two neon lights and a fan are hung on the ceiling support.
The garage at the back features a lot of utensils, advertising signs and other stuff. Take a look at the Michelin Man (Bibendum).




Below the v-shaped roof made by big 8X16 tiles.


Below a suggestive overview of the interior.


My VW Type 2 T1 decked up in Esso livery fits perfectly in this scene.


You can see here the real Esso station photographed at the National Automobile Museum Collection Louwman (The Netherlands) where was placed in 2004.
I built this brand new MOC last winter and I’m particularly fond of it.
Cheers!

*Part 1

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Comments

 I like it 
  March 19, 2017
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  July 14, 2016
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Truly a masterpiece, Andrea! The details are astounding. US Esso stations of that era must have borrowed from this design, as it looks quite familiar.
Thanks Jeremy, glad you like my gas station ;)
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  July 13, 2016
Truly a masterpiece, Andrea! The details are astounding. US Esso stations of that era must have borrowed from this design, as it looks quite familiar.
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  July 12, 2016
Quoting Matt G-ria Gorgeous and realistic inside and out. Love the details throughout!
Many thanks Matt!
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  July 12, 2016
Quoting Luuk S Wow and wow again... So many details wherever you look! A much deserved 5* rating from me.
Thanks Luuk ;)
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  July 11, 2016
Gorgeous and realistic inside and out. Love the details throughout!
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  July 11, 2016
Wow and wow again... So many details wherever you look! A much deserved 5* rating from me.
 I made it 
  July 11, 2016
Hello to all of you mates. I'm sorry for my delay in replying. I'm really pleased that you appreciate the Dudok Gas Station and your words are very appreciated. I'm glad all dutch builders like this build as it was expected ;) Cheers!
 I made it 
  July 11, 2016
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven You did it again my friend! This really is an amazing build...very well done. As a Dutchman I know Dudok... ;-) BTW this build would look awesome on our display with the LEGO trucks...! What scale is it roughly in?
Thanks Ingmar, I hope one day to meet you and the other dutch builder. Glad you like this Dudok build. The scale is roughly 1/18, the same of the LEGO set # 10220.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2016
The devil is in the detail and you must have been through quite a lot of tricky challenges to reach such a stunning level of details rendering. Your attempt at doing justice to the model if fully rewarded. Congratulations from a very impressed AFOL
 I like it 
  July 9, 2016
That's very cool! You nailed the architecture, and your attention to detail is mind blowing. Well done!
 I like it 
  July 7, 2016
Another beautiful Gas station / workshop, but also a little like old wine on new bottles, we have seen it all before! Somehow I expect to see a little more creativity from a top builder like you.
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  July 7, 2016
It's a thing of beauty!
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  July 5, 2016
Most impressive. 10/10
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  July 5, 2016
Awesome creation, the attention to detail is insane!
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  July 5, 2016
Nice to see this on MOCPages, is a nice build.
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  July 5, 2016
Great! already saw it on The Brothers Brick! The gas stations around here still have a minimalist design, but different. Cant recall a survivor of these Dudok gas stations. ( Yes, I am Dutch)
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  July 5, 2016
A masterpiece of modern, functional and elegant design. Lovely work.
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  July 4, 2016
A true LEGO masterpiece if there ever was one. Every detail is well thought out and flawlessly executed. BOAJDTAP 10/10.
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  July 4, 2016
Wow, marvelous, genius, speechless... Absolutely ace!
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  July 4, 2016
Wow. That is an ultra-realistic gas station! 5/5
  July 4, 2016
BEAUTIFUL!!! And amazing details too :)
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  July 4, 2016
amazing!:D
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  July 4, 2016
A very great work of Lego creationism! Well done! A lot of wonderful details!
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  July 4, 2016
Pretty nice!
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  July 4, 2016
Astounding! A treat for the eyes, and a lesson in many smart techniques and part usage!
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  July 4, 2016
Terrific work! It's a beautifully clean build with perfect color blocking and detailing. Some great parts usage in there, as well. Couldn't ask for better.
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  July 4, 2016
This is a beautiful Lego model of the real thing :) Lot's of details can be explored everywhere. Beautiful work! Really love it!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2016
This gas station is fantastic, looks just like the real thing. Keep up the good work.
 I like it 
  July 4, 2016
You did it again my friend! This really is an amazing build...very well done. As a Dutchman I know Dudok... ;-) BTW this build would look awesome on our display with the LEGO trucks...! What scale is it roughly in?
 I like it 
  July 4, 2016
Wow, I love the style of these old gas stations! This one is perfect, I especially like the garage section. And your T1 is a perfect match. Great job! :-))
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  July 4, 2016
Awesome job on this one! Love the scale and eye for detail. MOTD worty for sure!
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  July 4, 2016
Absolute stunning Andrea
 
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