Building of the month January 2019

The Cafe Havana.

Designed by Brickative.

I’m going to start off the year 2019 with one of the wonderful mocs made by the super talented Brickative team.

The Cafe Havana.

This model is something totally different to what a usual modular building looks like. It’s refreshing.

I’ve not stayed a 100% true to the original instruction. I think that is part of the charm with bricks in general. You don’t have to follow the instruction to the letter. Be creative.

The ground floor:


  • A clear sign that this is a Brickative design, is the amount of detail put into even the smallest rooms. The cafe kitchen in the model is no exception.
  • I’ve added some of the minifigures from the collectors series.
  • I think the outdoor lamps in the archway is a nice touch.

The 1st floor:


  • The build-in kitchen is a stroke of genius.
  • There is even a small restroom
  • Room for guests, with two tables inside, and a beautiful terrace outside.

The 2nd floor:


  • This floor is for staff only. A small room with a red couch and a tv.
  • The clothing line is a smart idea.
  • Yet another restroom.


I LOVE this model. As written earlier, this is something totally different from the regular modular building series. A nice addition. The brickative team has a ‘neighbor’ building in production, called Cuba Hotel. I’m waiting for the instructions to be uploaded. Once finished it will be featured on this site.

Visit the Brickative store here.

Final note:

The hardcore AFOL, will by now have spotted that there is a mix of Lego and third-party bricks used in the model.

I am well aware of the fandom views around supporting third-party brands and their way of working. I’m not here to promote them in any way. So they will remain named ‘Third-party brands’ Including the brands that have their own original designs.

I’m not going to defend my reasons for owning these third-party models. I’m here to share my love for the modular building series and the MOC’s build by creative fans.

If you are a really passioned  AFOL, and can’t see past the ‘third-party’ thing. Please keep calm and carry on.

If I’ve featured one of your creations, and you don’t wish to be featured on my blog. Please get in touch and I’ll remove the post.

Thank you.

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