Posts Tagged ‘Steampunk’

Steampunk Batcave

July 31, 2013

Steampunk Batcave

Need I say more? Its just plain cool! Jonas has created the perfect blend of Batman and Steampunk.

I think my favorite part is the Tumbler πŸ˜€

Steampunk Tumbler

Now I want to see the rest of Gotham… πŸ˜‰

Crazy Arms

March 11, 2012

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Have you seen V&A Steamworks Crazy Arms?

I have always loved minifigs and customizing.

Although if you wanted a more dynamic arm position, you are a somewhat restricted or in need of jury rigging some flex tubing to get the job done.

I just finished a batch of these custom arms and have them now available for folks to use. The replacement ‘Crazy Arms’ are highly engineered in that they accept the existing hands perfectly ( they click right in ) and POP in the existing torsos with a nice click. They can easily be swapped and changed out.

They come in Black, Cocoa, and Eggshell White.

I may also run some additional custom colors soon.

Details on ordering a set for yourself are on his Photostream

Just like his Stovepipe Hats these are custom made and only available from the man himself.
New Stovepipe Hats for sale NOW!

Unless you are going to Bricks by the Bay. πŸ˜‰

Guy gave me a whole set of both his Stovepipe Hats and his Crazy Arms that will be available at my booth for sale πŸ™‚

Hats will be $3 and a pair of Crazy Arms is $5. Come on by and get some for yourself.

Bricks by the Bay 2011 Recap

April 1, 2011

As I mentioned in an earlier post I was preparing for Bricks by the Bay so my posts would be spotty. I really am sorry I’ve been so bad at posting lately, I was pretty tired after I got back from this last LEGO convention and I’ve been fighting a cold for about two weeks, not fun! So I should be much more on the ball with posting from now on.

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So Bricks by the Bay. This year was an excellent improvement on top of an already great convention from last year. Most notable was the venue change. Having the convention in a larger hotel and convention space allowed for a much roomier feeling convention, as well as lending to growth in the future.

There were a lot of awesome creations this year, including several new-to-me builders. My brother Mike (somewhat of a closet AFOL) even came along to his first LEGO Con ever. Not only did he come and help me out with my vendor table, but he also brought along a couple MOCs of his own.

Here you can see the set of Chameleons that he crafted for the Art section. He actually ended up winning “Best Little Thing” in the Art category. πŸ™‚
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He also brought along his Incredible Hulk
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And he even participated in the Catapult Launch
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I brought along a new mosaic that I decided to make the week before the convention, my Pac Man Mosaic
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Fun Fact: The Pac Man Mosaic took 20 hours to build and the score is the day and year that Pac Man was introduced in Japan. πŸ˜‰

One of the largest and most impressive displays was created by Roninlug and friends that had all kinds of lights and sound effects
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The really interesting thing was that there was a Steampunk convention going on at the same time. So, naturally some of our resident LEGO steampunkers Guy Himber and Iain Heath just had to join in πŸ™‚
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There are many more pictures on my Flickr photostream.

Mini Patio and Swiss Guard Mecha

July 10, 2010

Kevin Heckel certainly has a different take when it comes to LEGO building and this model immediately caught my eye on how un-LEGO-like it looks. The colors, the smoothness, and the seemingly simplistic model design are all deceptive in hiding how cool this model is. πŸ™‚

On the other hand, his Swiss Guard Mecha is and entirely different type of model but still all kinds of cool.

The only thing that is modified a bit “taboo” is that he painted the blue barrels partially yellow are the yellow stickers on the blue barrels for the sleeves and pant legs. I personally don’t see anything wrong with this, especially when it is done so well. πŸ˜‰

World’s First actual LEGO Book

August 18, 2009

I’ve been waiting for the final result of V&A Steamworks (Guy Himber’s) latest project — an actual LEGO book! πŸ˜€

This has been one of those projects that I just couldn’t put down.

All LEGO, with a fully functional spine, cover and pages.

The ‘pages’ are printed on vinyl and feature some of my favorite personal LEGO Steampunk builds

It truly is stunningly original! πŸ™‚

I also couldn’t pass by one of his other really cool models, the Clockwork Jellyfish.

Great job Guy!

Undersea Steam Explorers

August 2, 2009

When writing my blog I like to look for models that truly inspire and take builders to the creative edge. Tyler’s (aka Legohaulic) Under Steam Explorers does just that.

When looking at the entire scene, its hard to focus on each individual component of the model. Fortunately Tyler broke it down a little, so we can fully appreciate his genius. πŸ™‚

Even the Steam Diver is cool. I love how he uses the Clear 2×2 round tile as a helmet. πŸ˜€

What I think most interesting is Tyler’s own comments on his MOC (My Own Creation):

Overall, I’m not too incredibly pleased with the way it turned out. It’s more-or-less a combination of several different MOCs. I created the diver out of boredom, then made the sub. I was doodling with the white half spheres and made the nautilus. Enjoy, but if not…I won’t get my feelings hurt πŸ˜‰

Tyler may not like it, but I do and I hope you do too. πŸ˜‰