Purists beware: Hammerstein NWC is all up in your grill with his latest batch of minifigs. Steam Punk meets the Justice League, with this amusing lineup of familiar heroes: Nautical Man, Luster Lady, Albert Jordan, Super Chap, The Martian Gentleman Hunter, Bat-Fellow and The Flash Esq.
My 5 year old daughter and I have been watching Justice League cartoons recently so naturally I solicited her opinion on the photo. She liked Wonder Woman’s bling, was disturbed by Batman’s ‘mustache’, but what she really wanted to know was: “why is Super Panties so angry?” Good question daughter…good question.
Guy H. (V&A Steamworks) built this beauty, which heavily employs aftermarket parts. It’s a gorgeous piece of art, and a terrific Eastern take on the usually European steampunk theme, but it does cause me to wonder: just how much of a model can be aftermarket parts before it stops being a “LEGO creation”? Whatever you decide, I hope Guy builds more stuff like this.
We’ve posted a couple of LEGO Strandbeest’s here before, but never one wearing clothes. Jason Allemann (True Dimensions) left his version (inspired by Chris Magno) in a box for six years until giving it a post-apocalyptic makeover and posting it yesterday (dated May, apparently). And of course one must watch the video. And to make it even cooler still, Jason has posted instructions for the frame.
EDIT (TG + AB): TR and I posted at exactly the same time, so I include my short description above and leave TR to the rest of the post
I have typed and re-typed this post a few times now, but apparently I am not feeling very eloquent today. So I’ll just keep this simple…flickr user True Dimensions has had this in the works for six years. I am glad he decided to pull it out of the box and dust it off, because it is thoroughly good.
It is just too bloody much fun watching this thing clatter across the floor.
He was also nice enough to offer instruction on how to build your own walking frame on his website.
Although I’m not a huge fan of Steampunkery in general, I like to think I know a quality build when I see it. Tommy M (Eklund!) is clearly a man who knows the advantage of having an exclamation point after his name and a man who knows a thing or two about avoiding the pitfalls of thematic convention. I’m ready for Steampunk to run its course, if it hasn’t already, but so long as there are builds like this around, I’ll put up with it.
Oh, and I really like his use of nets….you don’t see enough quality net usage anymore.
French fan Théo‘s latest model depicts a terrifying past filled with adventurous biologists, mighty dragons, and a fair bit of Steampunkery.
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 path.
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 can certainly imagine all that magical electricity buzzing this thing through the clouds.
Via twee affect.
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 LEGO’s own modular city buildings, yet with some lovely twists. I also simply must mention the lovely photography and choice of backdrop here: it really makes this model shine. Don’t ever underestimate how much a bit of good photography can improve your model’s presentation.
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.