New arrivals in the steampunk insectarium

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Caleb Flutur‘s collection of insect automatons, so let’s see what he’s been up to! First up is this amazing butterfly, which is absolutely chock-a-block with inventive parts use. Two sizes of whip are used as antennae, with barrels and golden flowers forming the thorax. What really completes the look are the wings. These are made from canvas pieces from 75148 Encounter on Jakku and really look the part.

Butterfly 2

Next up is a everyone’s least favourite insect – the wasp. These guys are infamous for ruining picnics, having nasty stings and just generally being a nuisance. It’s quite fitting then that this one is armed to the teeth! Bionicle blades for wings, harpoons on its head and katana swords for legs. Definitely one to approach with caution.


Thankfully the third and final addition is a little less “aaaaagh!” and a little more “awwww”. It’s a ladybird! This might actually be one of my favourites in the whole menagerie. The transparent dome with the black spots visible through it makes it look really unique, even within Caleb’s collection. I can totally believe this would be sold as a little clockwork machine to some Victorian aristocrat.


Want to see some more of Caleb’s mechanical menagerie? We’ve featured a few before!