Steampunk airships in Lego

Reader Pixel's steampunk airship is the only way to travel. If you're a minifig, that is! [Pixel's flickr] In similar vein, the Empire of Steam is a steampunk world-building exercise implemented entirely in Lego. Elephant-mounted missiles in the Boer War? Check. [Empire of Steam via Web Urbanist and Brass Goggles]

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7 Responses to Steampunk airships in Lego

  1. MadFist says:

    Actually, I had sent a link to BB not too long ago about an actual contest over at
    to actually build the biggest and best Steampunk Millennium Falcon out of actual LEGO, but they didn’t actually post it.

    Oh well.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I say, chaps, is that airship rated for Venus?

    Ruddy Martian liftwood’s rotting out of the old aetherflivver, what-oh. Damned scaly wogs can’t get the ruddy bugs out of the caulking, and you can’t find good old British tar & oakum anywhere on the bloody planet!

    Anxiously awaiting your reply, I remain, yours, &etc.

    –Captain F. Reade
    Southeast Wogistan

  3. Pixel says:

    The image you have up is actually my LEGO airship the HMAS Lord Vladek

    And while Empire of steam is a very cool undertaking, my airship actually has nothing to do with it.

  4. Pixel says:

    Actually, I actually need to use the word actually more in my comments.

  5. TooMuchCaffeine says:


    Been away with work and not checked online for a while. Only just seen your link to Empire of Steam

    Thank you for featuring it. It’s a little labour of love and constructive comments like yours make it feel worthwhile.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lego and steampunk. If you could somehow work in a magical girl playing ukele you’d be a complete parody of boing.

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    Sorry! Fixing the post.

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