For whatever reason I really enjoy sci-fi Victoriana. There’s something about the pomp of the era of British Imperialism that is just so enjoyabale to see. Which is why Sylvain Amacher’s (captainsmog) latest model is a particular joy, capturing the spirit of the age alongside a good but if Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Continue reading →
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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.
Amacher Sylvain (aka captainsmog) is no stranger to this blog, and yet again his newest steampunk creation is simply delightful. This time it’s an elevated monorail of the most opulent style. The soot-coloured station and bare girders wonderfully balance the polished wood and ornate embellishments of the car itself, providing a lovely little diorama.
Steampunk impresario Guy Himber is hosting the “Steampunk Rock and Roll” contest, with categories for floating rocks and steampunk trains. There are lots of prizes to be won: The contest is already underway, and runs through January 8 — plenty of time to build with all that holiday LEGO loot! Check out the announcement thread Continue reading →
With fewer wings than the Red Baron but no less awesome, this little plane by Bartosz Kacprzyk (the oneman) has lots of lovely details, from the raggedy trailing edges of the wings to a spike atop the cockpit. Via YSAB.
Though we’ve mainly featured the Discworld creations by Amacher Sylvain (captainsmog), he’s also quite the accomplished steampunk builder, as he demonstrates with this behemoth of a monowheel. While we’re at it, don’t miss his awesome and atmospheric rock concert scene:
I have a soft spot for mono-tracks and this one is unique. The top-heavy look that Nick Catling chose really works here.
I love well-crafted interior and I have been a Sherlockian since I first read the stories as a kid So this scene by Peter Reid grabbed me in a big way. The use of sand-red for the walls was an excellent choice and the room simply oozes Victorian charm. I haven’t gotten one of the Continue reading →
We haven’t had many Steampunk builds on here lately. It about time for one. This Landship is a sort of cross-country locomotive and looks like it packs quite the punch. I especially like the side-mounted turrets. I’m sure Beau Donnan intended it, but they remind me of the guns on the British “Mark” series of Continue reading →
Daniel García (AlterEvo) comes back from a half-year hiatus with this ground-breaking creation. The fact that it is actually a fantasy Victorian fortress makes it much more refreshing than yet another castle (not that I’m against castles). This almost looks like a combination of two models: a floating rock planted onto a town in the Continue reading →
I don’t quite recall who recommended China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station and The Scar (though I suspect the answer is lost in the mists of time). I can’t thank that person enough. Where my other favorite authors of speculative fiction — unoriginally Bradbury, Clarke, and Asimov — may have One Big Idea that drives the Continue reading →
Tesla would be proud to have his name linked to this beauty. Dave Kaleta has created a weapon of electronic lovability (that’s a word, right?). I would feel honored to be vaporized by this, any day. You need to check out the video, because it freakin’ lights up as well. Many thanks to Chris Malloy Continue reading →
Our old friends at V&A Steamworks have gone into the small arms business in a big way. If your steampunk army needs a shootie/zappy thing, this is it. 100% Lego too….
It’s not unusual to see a Bram sphere atop a steampunk hot air balloon, but I love the stripes on this one by Thomas Oechsner. The boiler is also lovely, with a photo backdrop that adds a great deal to the presentation.
Over the past several weeks I’ve been building gifts to thank various people of my university for the role they’ve played in my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. The past four years have been an intellectually stimulating journey in my study of arts and sciences and the biology major. At the same Continue reading →
Many people assumed that Crawler Town by Dave DeGobbi was inspired by the book Mortal Engines. That wasn’t the case, but Dave took the book recommendation and turned into his latest LEGO creation, Salthook: Salthook apparently wasn’t populated by pirates in the book, but they certainly lend a sense of whimsy to the thunderous roar Continue reading →