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Author Topic: Pack your bags. The world has ended - Steampunk LEGOs  (Read 27877 times)
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2012, 05:26:51 pm »

A bit more info on Mr Doyle's mocs for those that might be interested.

http://mikedoylesnap.blogspot.co.uk/


Ooo, nice. He even shows how it was built.

I like them... I suppose I see monster hunting as a part of my interpretation of Steampunk... along with general adventuring, inventing, exploring etc etc... bit of a twist on the love of big game hunting that some Victorians went in for. For me, that's it, twisting things that have been around for a long time.

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2012, 08:20:26 pm »

lol absolutely  Grin

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« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2012, 06:40:58 pm »

I wholeheartedly approve of this!
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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2012, 07:39:18 pm »


Cheesy


Is it just me or does this guy look like Jack Union? Without the mechanical leg of course...
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2012, 08:05:44 pm »

I could think of others they might be trying to emulate:

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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2012, 06:08:44 pm »

Oh snap. I quit collecting Legos 6 years ago and now they make Steampunk Lego? I might actually have to buy some of these...
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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2012, 06:36:26 pm »

Oh snap. I quit collecting Legos 6 years ago and now they make Steampunk Lego? I might actually have to buy some of these...

I'm 43, I haven't stopped yet. Great way for dealing with stress.

BTW this gets released in September:

LEGO® 10228 Haunted House


A few modifications, and you'll have a rather nice Steampunk mansion...
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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 07:36:46 pm »

Great.

Now I have to buy more Lego.

PS: That Haunted House is Fantastic!

PPS: I, too, am 43, and Lego's still working for me!
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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2012, 08:19:28 pm »

Huzzah! Now I can build the old Whateley house.
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« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2012, 08:24:39 pm »

I've always preferred Playmobil....


But the Legos are cool.
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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2012, 09:03:23 pm »

I have to own that haunted house, its amazing!
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2012, 11:48:24 am »

Oh snap. I quit collecting Legos 6 years ago and now they make Steampunk Lego? I might actually have to buy some of these...
I'm 43, I haven't stopped yet. Great way for dealing with stress.

The main reason I stopped was to put more cash into Transformers collecting... Oh well. I might get that mansion, which so happens to be the most expensive set of the line yet. Asia is notorious for bumping the prices of Legos (or anything, actually) at retail, so I expect it to come up to $220 USD here... Which seems to be the price of other big sets. Ugh.

Just the same year Mastermind Creations is putting out 4 steampunked Transformers. (Shockwave, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp).
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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2012, 03:58:12 am »

I saw some of these at Target the other day.
I immediately want the set that included a train and plane, but alas, I have no money  Undecided

Also, have you guys seen the Sopwith Camel set?
Unbelievably awesome.
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« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2012, 08:39:59 am »

When I was younger my favourite set was always the indiana jones parody sets, forget what they were called, but it had a lot of the egyptian / mayan tombs. Got myself the airship set with the pith helmeted pilot straight away.

Hmm.. i wonder if I just inadvertantly discovered when I first showed interest in steampunk? XD Was forever building new airships from that set.

Despite age I shall likely be looking into these sets too, would look great on the shelves of my new office I am hoping to aquire when we move.
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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2012, 09:07:06 am »

As someone who actually works for Lego, I can safely say NO-ONE in the company is calling these steampunk. At all. There are not advertised as such, or referenced in any way as being steampunk. My manager doesn't even know what the word means. When I bought my first set the other day (I am now the proud owner of the Hot Rod Vampire Hearse!), I mentioned to my manager that I loved Rathbourne's mechanical leg and he replied "yeah, they all have robot parts, they all have something wrong with them, it's cool". 
 
We had the Atlantic set last year which followed a similar vien (with underwater mechs and piratical scientists) so it certainly isn't a new phenomena. The Brick collectors magazine did a special on it a few months ago so maybe it is creeping into the lexicon of Lego users but yeah, don't panic!
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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2012, 04:15:50 pm »

My SP Lego collection has a variety of odds and ends, rather than specific packs. I have found some of the recent Collectible Minifigs to be great. Monsters, mad scientists, genie. My wife and I buy through http://www.bricklink.com .

I also have a lot of old Castle Lego from the 90s but that is very prec ious to me so I don't mix it with my other Lego.

I wish I had time to redesign my present SP constructions - Atlantis and a Fan powered airboat.

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« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2012, 12:53:18 am »

Pirates, Mad Scientists, Airship Pilots, and now Monster Hunters!

It's not Steampunk. It's LEGO.

Sorry I just like to kid sometimes. It's what keeps me young.  Wink

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« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2012, 03:08:36 am »

I was at Legoland today, and I got a close up look at the monster hunters Legos (actually we came home with a set)... They are pretty nifty, and there are definite leanings toward steampunk..but in a good way..
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« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2012, 09:06:04 am »

he replied "yeah, they all have robot parts, they all have something wrong with them, it's cool". 

Hah, that made me laugh for some reason Grin it sounds like you have a fun job!

I just saw a commercial for Lord of the Rings Lego set. I don't remember, but did they come out with one when the movies came out? I know The Hobbit is soon to be released, perhaps that's why they have a set now. I would have killed for this pirate ship that was out last Christmas, $100 though! Anyways, as astounded as I am at the prices, I hope to buy some of these sets soon.
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« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2012, 09:11:21 am »

I don't think Lego had the rights to a LotR set when it first came out, and so rather wisely they've bought it up in time for this one. No offence guys, these sets are cool and all, but I want me a Lord of the Rings set! Wink
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« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2012, 11:56:39 am »

Lego LOTR is brand new this year and has only just been released. The Lego LOTR video game was shown off at E3.

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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2012, 12:18:53 pm »

I feel deprived because I never had ANY LEGO or fun stuff like that, just bits of my older brother's meccano, when he wasn't looking (well, he never used it anyway!). Both my nephews loved it, & so do my great nephews - guess what they'll be getting for Christmas!!
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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2012, 01:22:20 pm »

Just to make you feel better, Meccano could well be considered the Rolls Royce of kids building toys. First patented as "Mechanics Made Easy" in 1901 by the none more Steampunk Frank Hornby. Often used for modelling by architects to test the stability of actual full sized superstructures they were going to build, (and bloody pricey these days too) so don't feel too deprived.

Check this out, now that's what I call a gun boat (the stability of which could be questionable in real life I suspect)  Cheesy

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2012, 04:11:25 pm »

Better not miss with that cannon. The recoil would sink the boat, so you won't get a second shot.
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« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2012, 04:19:16 pm »


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Just to make you feel better, Meccano could well be considered the Rolls Royce of kids building toys
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Meccano always makes me think of Jon Miller on the kids TV show 'How'...he always had complicated constructions made of Meccano to demonstrate something or other...
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