A gull flies in the face of the iron curtain

Back when the iron curtain was firmly in position, a car manufacturer called GAZ was producing luxury cars from within the Soviet Union.  Anton Creator has built one of their car models in LEGO, the GAZ Chaika (Rus: Ча́йка), which means gull.  The boxy car is a throwback to a time when big meant luxurious and mpg efficiency did not feature highly when prioritising car choice. While the car is a great little built, it is the background that really brings this whole build to life. The red flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics hangs in place with a gold hammer crossed with a gold sickle, symbols of communism and socialism.

Lego GAZ 13 Chaika with the USSR flag

I must ask Anton where the fallen star has gone?

2 comments on “A gull flies in the face of the iron curtain

  1. James

    Distasteful. Would you publish a picture of a Lego Beetle backed by a Nazi flag? Please keep extremist symbols off this site.

  2. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    No James, it is factual. The flag represents the country where the vehicle built was manufactured…it is not distasteful, there is no celebration of ‘extremism’ in the build. Have a cup of tea and calm down darling x

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