I do appreciate a good steampunk display, and this one by builder tkel86 is the steampunkiest. One of the things I like best about it is the expanded color pallet. One of the pitfalls of the genre is over reliance on browns, copper and pearl golds, tending to make things sort of one note, but the use of tans, blues and and other colors gives this a pop while still maintaining it's steampunk roots. Add to that plenty of motion (check out the video) and you've got a real show stopper.
Just last week we blogged a coin-op rocket ride at minifig scale, now builder redfern1950s2 is here with a large scale one, with motion! It's not motorized (yet) but even hand cranked you can see that this thing would be a wild ride. What kid wouldn't want to waste a quarter in this baby? Even if it probably meant wasting lunch too.
I love the sense of motion and drama in this MOC by monstrophonic. Here in sunny California, we don't have to contend with much snow, but I've seen some video of trains auto clearing snow from their own tracks and it's spectacular. Well, it's spectacular from a comfortable chair watching YouTube, I imagine in person it's a bit terrifying.
This beautiful MOC by Pate-keetongu just might have the best sense of motion of any MOC I've ever seen. It seems to be a moment in time just as much as it is a lovely sculpture. She's got all the makings of a goddess of Endor, can't you just see ewoks worshiping her? The contoured forms, creative part use and pose all add up to a MOC that just begs to be admired, and admire it I do.
While I still haven't seen the movie yet (I know, bad nerd) I've seen enough pictures to know this rendition of Nux's car by Jin Kei is marvelously accurate. But even more impressive than it's accuracy is the sense of motion conveyed in the MOC. The simulated dust cloud being kicked up is brilliant.
Jason at JK Brickworks has posted this excellent little video of some walking MOCs based on classic wooden toys. They're a lot of fun and I can see all kinds of potential for some really cool variations on this style. He also posted some instructions so you can build your own so what are you waiting for?