When it comes to trams, streetcars, and buses built from LEGO bricks, one builder's name immediately springs to mind: Luca Giannitti (lucajuventino). This time, Luca has built an entire diorama themed around the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Torino (Turin).
Trainheads will already be familiar with Luca's superb renditions of trams from Torino and Milan. This diorama is especially impressive because there is so much to look at. The large building forming the backdrop is great, but so are the brick-built roads, the statues, and of course, the trams and buses - there must be a dozen of them, showcasing some of Luca's finest work. This layout has a great sense of planning and cohesion. Everything looks and feels like it is meant to go together. A sense of order permeates and unites the street. I trust that if I ever have the opportunity to visit the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, it will look just like Luca's scene.
My favorite part of the scene has to be the traffic circle. The statue in the center features the man himself, Vittorio Emanuele II, once the King of Italy.
On Brickshelf, Luca describes this scene as a work in progress. As impressed as I am with the progress, I can't wait to see the finished product!
If you're not already familiar with Luca's other models, be sure to check out his folder on Brickshelf. There is a lot to see, and it will be time well spent!