There is something about mono-wheels that I find irresistible. This is despite two engineering degrees and years of professional experience that screams, “Not Practical!”, “It would have a giant turning radius!”, “There are reasons why unicycles are only seen at circuses!”, among other things. I think my appreciation is because the mono-wheel is the distillation of a vehicle down to the fewest components: a wheel, a seat, and an engine. Daniel Church has provided an excellent mono-wheel. The wheel is constructed from the new roller-coaster track and detailed with light grey and black Nexo shield tiles. The boiler behind the driver is well constructed as is the piston assembly. The best part by far is that Daniel motorized the whole thing, the mono-wheel in motion with the chain drive running and the piston pumping really sells the steampunk design.
From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, red2 brings you Captain Nemo's six-wheeled pimped-out ride, The Nautilus! He's captured every gilded detail, from the decorative scrolling on the boot, to the massive V12 engine. It sure would be a thrill chasing down villains in this beast! As long as I didn't have to parallel park...
I have a feeling there is soon going to be a large spike in LEGO Blade Runner activity, as seen here with this latest model from Legopard. The Blade Runner cruiser was already cool enough, yet this builder was able to put an even cooler and more unique spin on the vehicle then you would normally seen. This model is just such an awesome mixture of futuristic and steampunk combined!
My old pal Kevin Ryhal, aka M<O><O>DSWIM, has come up with a truly unique mash-up! He's been creating all sorts of cool combos over the years, from Steampunk Gundams, to Darth Skeletor. But I just looked through his photostream to make sure. This is the first time he's gone for three genres in one. "Jarvis-san, bring the boilers to full power!"
Steampunk is always intriguing, as are mechanical insects. When the two mix, you get something beautiful and inspiring. Jonas Kramm made a delicate looking steampunk mechanical insect. What more could you ask for? That clear dome on the very bottom, covering (yet revealing) some inner mechanisms of the spider is easily my favorite aspect of this build. Wonderful work!
Paul is one of those builders that make you question whether you should continue to build anything cool with LEGO. He's already built the most amazing things ever, so why bother anymore right?
Last week he posted this beautiful Steamy-punky goodness, and I needed to recover for a few days. Too much awesome in one day can really mess with your brain.
The amount of detail in this creation is just amazing, check out his profile for some close up shots and a bit of story.
Then after I recovered, he goes and posts ANOTHER mind blowing creation based on Day of the Dead:
Color choices, and the patterns are my favorite with these creations. The symmetry is something too to admire.
PAUL WINS GUYS, LET'S JUST ALL GO HOME