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Author Topic: Pack your bags. The world has ended - Steampunk LEGOs  (Read 46282 times)
Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2012, 06:04:23 pm »

More dieselpunk, but I was delighted to find this this morning:

And while searching for that image to show you, I was even more delighted to find this:

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« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2012, 06:27:50 pm »

I think you might have to explain what that second one was meant to be.
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« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2012, 11:53:08 pm »

I liked the Meccano, but could never pinch enough pieces to make anything serious! We did have a meths driven steam engine for a while, but I never knew what happened to that.

That gunboat is great, even if a little forward heavy. Will have to visit the toy shops when next 'the city'!
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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2012, 10:04:44 am »

Argh. This is making me loose money. I'll probably buy the Vampire's castle when I see it. Buy now, regret later. That's what I've learnt while collecting anything.
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Capt. Dirigible
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« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2012, 10:11:38 am »

The Countess and I and a couple of pals are off to Legoland next weekend (Sat 30th). Had no idea how incredibly expensive it was to get in! We have a 2 for 1 voucher so that should bring the cost down a bit. Looking forward to it immensely..and to hitting the gift shop!
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2012, 11:15:23 am »

I think you might have to explain what that second one was meant to be.

In the film, Harrison Ford wins a fight around the flying wing by pushing his adversarie's head in to the propeller.
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« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2012, 11:18:24 am »

Gotta hurt!! Not to mention messy!
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Aleister Crow
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« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2012, 07:01:19 pm »

I ordered a couple of "Friends" sets for my daughter's birthday, and picked myself up the Werewolf while I was at it.



Nah, that guy's not steampunk at all.  Cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2012, 07:41:31 pm »

If that werewolf had a little fez he'd be doing a great Tommy Cooper impression...'jus' like that!'
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« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2012, 07:55:10 pm »

Funny you should mention that... the little gold cone on the gun's barrel is the same piece as a fez used in the Indiana Jones sets.

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« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2012, 08:00:55 pm »

Funny you should mention that... the little gold cone on the gun's barrel is the same piece as a fez used in the Indiana Jones sets.




That's it! Now ..do you have a Lego bottle and a glass..'Glass-bottle, bottle-glass' Grin
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« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2012, 08:07:15 pm »

Oh dear.

Oh dear,oh dear, oh dear.

I seem to have just dropped an inordinate amount of bunce at the online Lego shop...
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Aleister Crow
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« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2012, 09:20:22 pm »

Funny you should mention that... the little gold cone on the gun's barrel is the same piece as a fez used in the Indiana Jones sets.




That's it! Now ..do you have a Lego bottle and a glass..'Glass-bottle, bottle-glass' Grin

Not as such, but I think I can improvise something...



The dark blue of the bottle doesn't show very well, unfortunately.
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« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2012, 09:30:44 pm »

Funny you should mention that... the little gold cone on the gun's barrel is the same piece as a fez used in the Indiana Jones sets.




That's it! Now ..do you have a Lego bottle and a glass..'Glass-bottle, bottle-glass' Grin

Not as such, but I think I can improvise something...



The dark blue of the bottle doesn't show very well, unfortunately.


Mr Crow..thank you so much for indulging me!! You've certainly brightened my day! Grin
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Aleister Crow
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« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2012, 09:37:10 pm »

Funny you should mention that... the little gold cone on the gun's barrel is the same piece as a fez used in the Indiana Jones sets.




That's it! Now ..do you have a Lego bottle and a glass..'Glass-bottle, bottle-glass' Grin

Not as such, but I think I can improvise something...



The dark blue of the bottle doesn't show very well, unfortunately.


Mr Crow..thank you so much for indulging me!! You've certainly brightened my day! Grin


'Twas my pleasure, sir.  Cheesy
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« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2012, 11:27:52 pm »

And mine! It is grey & rainy here, so a good day-brightener is always welcome!
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« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2012, 11:45:56 pm »

I think you might have to explain what that second one was meant to be.

In the film, Harrison Ford wins a fight around the flying wing by pushing his adversarie's head in to the propeller.

     I remember that scene (fortunately the viewers don't have to see the guy's mutilated dead body after the fight). I keep wondering what kind of plane that was though. I'm not even sure if it is a real-life plane design, if it was I'm fairly certain it never went into production. The Germans had a lot of cool but impractical prototype aircraft.
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« Reply #67 on: June 21, 2012, 11:48:40 pm »

     "The Last Crusade" had a scene with a zeppelin. Anyone remember that?
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« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2012, 11:50:37 pm »

Kapitan Fritz: What they used in that movie was not an actual working plane. Sadly nobody has really managed to make flying wing aircrafts that are stable enough to fly.
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« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2012, 11:55:10 pm »

Apart from the Stealth Bomber:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_bomber

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Zeppelin Kapitan Fritz
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« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2012, 11:57:17 pm »

Apart from the Stealth Bomber:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_bomber

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     I was just about to mention the Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit actually. You beat me to it.
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« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2012, 12:01:35 am »

I wasn't sure if the B2 actually counts as a flying wing or not. There was also that sighting by Kenneth Arnold back in 1947, who knows what that was.
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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2012, 12:42:58 am »

Kapitan Fritz: What they used in that movie was not an actual working plane. Sadly nobody has really managed to make flying wing aircrafts that are stable enough to fly.


This is a flying wing flying

That's one of the XB39s.
Flying Wing YB-35 and XB-49


Northrop N-9M, one of the small scale prototypes of the Northrop 39 range.
Northrop N-9M Flying Wing at the Wings over Camarillo air show 2010


The Horton Ho.229 (WW2 german prototype jet powered flying wing) did quite well in its test flights stability wise. Engine problems destroyed the last prototype though. Northrop had a couple of designs that worked successfully (and a few that didn't - the stylishly crazy XP-79 for example)

Flying wings can fly, they've been around since the 1920s in glider format (Horton were big on gliders and did a lot of tailless flying wing style gliders in the 20s and 30s before the outbreak of WW2 - they too that forward into their plane development). It's not that they can't fly, it's just that they're hard to fly.

Huge difference.
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« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2012, 01:00:37 am »

Ahh, I'm happy to be proven wrong. My impression was that they never made it past the prototype stage.
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Matthias Gladstone
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« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2012, 11:27:24 am »

Ahh, I'm happy to be proven wrong. My impression was that they never made it past the prototype stage.


If it's the sort of thing that interests you, try:
http://www.luft46.com/
Not many of the designs on there actually flew, but there are hundreds of interesting ideas, many of which had some potential and were used in post war aircraft. There's also a great series of books "Luftwaffe secret projects" on the subject.
Lego wise, no Indiana Jones Zeppelin i'm afraid - I did look.
-Matt
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