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JoCo's Space Diner
JoCo's Space Diner and Donuts, from Space Police Log 03.
About this creation

This is JoCo's Space Diner, as seen in episode 3 of the Space Police series I worked on for LEGO.com.



The difficult part of building this MOC was designing it to serve as both the interior and exterior locations. Usually it's easier to build the interior and exterior of a location separately, as I did with the Space Police HQ and the interior Briefing Room.

In this case, the fact that I wanted the diner walls to be almost entirely transparent meant that the set needed to be all one piece. The best approach in this case was the make the diner extremely modular.

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Both the side booth and the roof of the diner are removable, so that I could easily fit my camera inside.

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Inside the diner is a bustling business. The idea was to make a scaled-back version of the Star Wars Cantina -- a kind of rest stop for all manner of intergalactic riff raff, albeit a bit more colorful. Like the Ice Cream Stand, I wanted to again invoke that feeling of a '50s eatery. Ironically, I also found inspiration in the diner scene from Spaceballs. You gotta have a checkered tile floor!

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Also, I don't recommend ordering the Bionicle.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

One of my original ideas was to have a shot in the episode that paid homage to "Nighthawks", a favorite painting of mine by Edward Hopper.

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I drew a lot of inspiration from this painting, especially in the shape of the diner, and I wish I could have found a place in the script to work that shot in.

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Comments

 I like it 
  August 17, 2012
Would you please post instructions for building JoCo's diner and the Space Police Station? I would love to build them myself. Thank you!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
wow! very inspiring! great design, very stylish!
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  September 14, 2011
Good job! I've always enjoyed looking at that diner in the animation!
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  October 19, 2010
I love jo co's diner! will you ever make any instructions?? I watch your videos all the time!! were did you get the transparent window on the front. I enjoy your buildings and I am looking forward to seeing new videos
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  September 28, 2010
you are the coolest person ever i make stop motion movies too i looooove your works your awsomness is uncomprehensible i cant figure out haw to upload videos onto MOC pages i have made a few space police videos of my own you... are ..... so..... cool. oooooh *faint*
 I like it 
  July 31, 2010
make some instructions
 I like it 
  June 10, 2010
Are you going to make anymore space police videos? I hope you do!
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  February 9, 2010
AWESOME!I saw that and i automatily thought of you and your videos and i looked at the name...and it was you!
David Pagano
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The Master of Mario
  January 26, 2010
I just watched all six of your vids. Brilliant! Just brilliant! I am an anime junkie myself. I have things in my mind that will be great. How long does it to make just one?
 I made it 
  January 26, 2010
Quoting The Master of Mario How long does it to make just one?
Thanks! It takes anywhere from 2-5 weeks to make an episode.
 I like it 
  January 26, 2010
Also Kranexx is fa favorite character so that makes it even better.
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  January 26, 2010
This is may favorite creation you made and favorite episode. I think the officer's scream is hilarious after seeing the time bomb.
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  December 3, 2009
awesome! this reminds me of the restaurant at the end of the universe!
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  November 9, 2009
If this would be an official Lego set i would buy it
 
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