A temple in clouds of steam and smoke, that is. This Japanese shrine reminds me more than a bit of the great wizard Howl’s Moving Castle, though Jimmy’s (6kyubi6) version has some different styling cues. It’s gorgeous all the same, and sure to instill a healthy respect for religion in anyone who comes across its Continue reading →
LEGO Steampunk models on The Brothers Brick
Looking at these LEGO steampunk models, you can almost hear the hiss of steam, the clank of gears, and the whirr of clockwork. The steampunk aesthetic isn’t all wood and brass, so be sure to check out all the colorful models alongside classic steampunk creations from around the world.
Vince Toulouse has found a use for the massive ship’s hull that comes in Cragger’s Command Ship — turn it upside down and make it the body of a magical airship. The narrow seam or gap between the lower gray section of the hull and the large olive-green section adds a nice detail, and I Continue reading →
Thanks to a combination of builder’s block, photography fails, and general non-LEGO busy-ness it’s been quite some time since I blogged anything of my own. The “Petit elephant” is the second war-machine in my Imperial Russian alternate universe. It’s clearly inspired by Erik (lemon_boy).
Russian fan Mister Fedin (Fianat) has created this stunning bit of steampunkery, heavily influenced by the much-hyped Bioshock Infinite game which launched just yesterday. This flying city block may have a rather traditional steampunk color-scheme, but Fedin has used it to great effect. I particularly love how this wonderful architectural menagerie includes elements influenced by Continue reading →
It clanks, it’s loud, and makes an awful racket so the walk may not be particularly peaceful, but really,what do you expect from a steam-powered walker? This Victorian beauty is courtesy of oLaF-LM. You can see alternate shots on his website.
Fancy your fortune told? I do believe Madame Irma can help. This beautiful scene by captainsmog features a cast of characters and the fortune-teller’s tent, complete with beautiful details and surprises.
Here’s a visceral scene by Riccardo Zangelmi. I love the simple architecture which evokes a heavy industrialized zone through so few pieces, and the irregular base that adds a great sense of motion to the diorama. And that monstrous unicycle is just awesome.
Airships with houses on them are just plain fun — implying a life of endless adventure among the clouds. Luis Baixinho has created this delightful vessel for his own OutroMundo theme. I love the nets tying down the cargo, but my favorite detail is the tile roof of the cabin. Luis has been creating the Continue reading →
It took the brutish beauty of this steam powered Juggernaut by Jerac (Jerak) to get me fired up today: Check out his Flickr stream for images of the interior and alternative views.
Speaking of builders whose photostreams you should spend time perusing, I’ve had VolumeX‘s whole photostream bookmarked for a while now, unable to decide which of the widely varied LEGO creations — everything from realistic spacecraft to steampunk — to highlight here. I still can’t decide, so here’s a bunch. Twenty minutes of my evening Continue reading →
That fantastic gentleman of steampunkery, Guy H., aka V&A Steamworks, has concocted a plan wherewith he shall mix up our plastic toys with our card playing and brass goggling. His latest endeavor is a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of a terrifically designed full deck of Steampunk Lego playing cards. He’s packed it out Continue reading →
Sean Jensen follows his terrific Steampunk X-Wing fighter with a brilliant take on that ubiquitous Imperial workhorse, the TIE Fighter. Giving Star Wars vehicles and characters a Steampunk makeover is nothing new, but Sean has nailed the precarious, ramshackle, and gilded style quite well. The chains governing the wings are quite a nice touch.
Captain Smog, purveyor of much Steampunkery, is back with another delightful model. This time the Imperial Bank is being purloined by surly burglars driving a crazy mono-wheeled mechano-drill. They’d best keep their begoggled eyes peeled for the gilded-age Batman, though!
This transatlantic steamer sails deep under the oceans, unlike the more sedate ocean-liners of old. The Atlantica is Rod Gillies’ (aka 2 Much Caffeine) take on a dimension oft overlooked by steampunk fans in their enthusiasm for dirigibles and floating rocks. Taking some design hints from Captain Nemo’s famous Nautilus in Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under Continue reading →
The LEGO Steampunk ROCK and ROLL contest recently wrapped up, and Théo (Titolian) came out on top in the “Small Rock” category with his entry titled “Aloft.” The tiny house is adorable, with not only a balloon and the usual magic to hold up the rock, but also a big propellor. Not content to go Continue reading →