Well, okay, there’s that pesky mushroom cloud off in the distance. But that’s not going to put a damper on our day, is it gang? Paul Hetherington has delivered a payload of nostalgia with this look at idyllic family life in an era when the worry of nuclear annihilation was as ever-present a threat as a neighborhood HOA violation. Paul says he was inspired for this LEGO creation by the style magazine Atomic Ranch, which focuses on Mid-Century style. And it shows. From the car in the driveway, to the architecture of the home, and even the furnishings inside, Paul has captured a snapshot of the era beautifully.
The kids playing with rockets and robots out on the lawn is an excellent nod to the country’s obsession with the space race during this time.
This shot gives us a better look at the interior details. I love the style of the various lamps and overhead lights, and the detail of the stacked wood for the fireplace which we can’t see, but we know is there thanks to that brilliantly layered chimney. And is that a martini glass on the kitchen table? Don’t mind if I do.