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.
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 people, places, and vehicles of OutroMundo since 2004, so be sure to check out lots more good stuff on Flickr.
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 well spent, I think.
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 with lots of fictional Victorian interest, like Jack the Ripper, a nunchuck-wielding Abraham Lincoln, and my favourite: an amusing choice between Edison and Tesla for the King of Clubs. Impressively, he’s even getting these printed by Bicycle. Evidently, however, the only way you’ll be able to purchase one is by supporting the project, so, gentlemen and ladies, prepare your pocketbooks.
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!