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Lego Steampunk Star Wars
January 26, 2008 7:39 AM   Subscribe

The rules of the contest are simple: create the best Steampunk version of a Star Wars vehicle. Out of Legos.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (44 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are not the crude-looking plastic assemblies you're looking for.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:54 AM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


simple. cute. thanks.
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:01 AM on January 26, 2008


Gosh there's some great creations there.
posted by schwa at 8:04 AM on January 26, 2008


Three fads in one.
posted by pracowity at 8:17 AM on January 26, 2008


I love the modified AT-AT and the "Falcon of the Millenium". Cool.
posted by misha at 8:27 AM on January 26, 2008


Silly idea, wonderful execution. Stuperb!
posted by googly at 8:30 AM on January 26, 2008


Ok. I was very much rolling the eyes over yet another god-damned steam punk post. Then the "Victorian Imperial Shuttle" and the "Steam Powered Speedy Bicycle" made me realize: I can handle these kids on my lawn. For a bit. No Jarts!
posted by everichon at 8:31 AM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Good, now I can tell them where to go when I shoo them off my lawn.
posted by fusinski at 8:33 AM on January 26, 2008


My god some of those are incredible. As the father of an 8 year old boy obsessed with both Star Wars and LEGO this is some awesome stuff. I wish I had an almost infinite supply of LEGO with which to experiment...
posted by longbaugh at 8:37 AM on January 26, 2008


I stopped even trying with Legos the day I went over to my friend Joel's house--we were 12--and he had made a 3-foot-tall Voltron. Which separated into working robo-cat vehicles. Which he made up from scratch, no kit. I kind of hated him a little after that. *single tear*
posted by everichon at 8:38 AM on January 26, 2008


I can handle these kids on my lawn.

You have no lawn in a steam punk world. All the water went into the steam engines. All organic material fueled the fires.
posted by srboisvert at 8:58 AM on January 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Does Cory know about this?!?
posted by Dave Faris at 8:58 AM on January 26, 2008


Oooh, two out of three fads I totally love, the Star Wars and the Steampunk one. Adding the Legos is a new spice. Adding UFO images into the mix. Really enjoyed this post. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 8:59 AM on January 26, 2008


Three fads in one.

Please to be defining "fad," as it is not meaning what I am thinking you are thinking it is to be meaning.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:45 AM on January 26, 2008


These are pretty awesome. Of course I don't think the Pod-racers had far to go before they were steam-punk, and any walkers AT-AT, AT-PT, AT-ST, etc.. are pretty ripe to go steam punk a well. Good stuff.

I loved the Steam1
posted by MrBobaFett at 10:07 AM on January 26, 2008


Great post. I appreciate the ones that have steam made from Legos.
posted by puritycontrol at 10:20 AM on January 26, 2008


is this something i'd have to be a reader of boing boing to understand?
posted by Hat Maui at 10:30 AM on January 26, 2008


Okay, this is silly but totally fantastic. Some of those are just great.
posted by Stunt at 10:34 AM on January 26, 2008


Three fads in one.

Legos: first introduced in 1947
Steampunk: Term coined in the 80's, however many works important to the genre published in the late 60's and 70's
Star Wars: A New Hope released 1977

fad: n. A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.

Considering that the newest of these is 30 years old, I'd say it doesn't exactly fit the definition.

troll: n. any of a race of supernatural beings, sometimes conceived as giants and sometimes as dwarfs, inhabiting caves or subterranean dwellings.

Wonder who what describes.
posted by baphomet at 10:35 AM on January 26, 2008


Touch-eee!
posted by milarepa at 10:57 AM on January 26, 2008


ships from the prequel trilogy should not be allowed.
posted by mr_book at 10:58 AM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


This got a lot easier when they started making lego in nine shades of brown.

Tough to make steampunk anything in shiny red-yellow-blue.
posted by rokusan at 11:03 AM on January 26, 2008


Adroit handling of the nickyskye-use-of-"fad" crisis, reg and baph. She'll think twice before crossing that line again! chuckleheads
posted by everichon at 11:12 AM on January 26, 2008


OK dammit, speaking of touch-eee: the plural of 'Lego' is 'Lego'. Just, Lego.
Not that other bastardization, which grates on me so much I can't even write it.
posted by Flashman at 11:14 AM on January 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


*sighs*

that is so awesome that it makes me feel like useless crap.
posted by dopamine at 11:25 AM on January 26, 2008


I love steampunk. And damn it, I've loved steampunk for a decade and a half. Why does it have to become cool after I'm out of college?
posted by sonic meat machine at 11:44 AM on January 26, 2008


More awesome then my limited vocabulary can describe. :)
posted by geeknik at 11:54 AM on January 26, 2008


Steampunk tchatchkes are one of the main reasons I don't wander over to Boing Boing very much anymore. That and Xeni's shameless self-promotion. Oh, and anti-DRM epistles. If I want steampunk, I'll watch the Borg episodes of STNG.
posted by bigskyguy at 12:09 PM on January 26, 2008


I was especially fond of the TIE fighter.
posted by naoko at 12:10 PM on January 26, 2008


Oh, man, I need to make a Steam-Powered Speedy Bicycle or the Steam 1 right now. Why, why didn't I have the foresight to keep spending money on Lego instead of crappy CDs when I became an adolescent?
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 12:15 PM on January 26, 2008


This is excellent. Thanks for the link!
posted by spiderskull at 12:26 PM on January 26, 2008


Man, the walker inspired by the bantha was so damned creative my head hurt.
posted by Phred182 at 12:51 PM on January 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Tie fighter is at once the most recognisably Star Wars - and yet also the most steam-punk.

I am in awe.
posted by jb at 1:59 PM on January 26, 2008


This steampunk, it boingboings?
posted by slogger at 2:31 PM on January 26, 2008


Set the Meme-o-matic to "Blend"!
posted by tommasz at 3:58 PM on January 26, 2008


Does steampunk have any other origination than Doctorow? I mean, I see it a lot there, but only there, till now, so, just wonderin.

There was a post today or yesterday about some nerf guns being "modded" steampunk, when all that happened was they were painted with metallic paint. I mean, they looked good, but, it was, you know, just paint. That's when I felt Fonz riding up on that shark...
posted by cavalier at 5:30 PM on January 26, 2008


Does steampunk have any other origination than Doctorow?

Wiki
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:10 PM on January 26, 2008


OK dammit, speaking of touch-eee: the plural of 'Lego' is 'Lego'. Just, Lego.
Not that other bastardization, which grates on me so much I can't even write it.


FUCKING RIGHT. Preach on.

One sheep, two sheep
One moose, two moose
ONE GODDAMNED LEGO, TWO GODDAMNED LEGO
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:34 PM on January 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh, and holy gibbering monkeynuts, who the fuck are these people?

I would like a couple million dollars worth of Lego and several weeks with these people.

And a pony.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:38 PM on January 26, 2008


"Does steampunk have any other origination than Doctorow?"

Yeah, the 11 other nerds that are wrapped up in it like a bad WoW raid. ;)
posted by drstein at 7:59 AM on January 27, 2008


Does steampunk have any other origination than Doctorow?

I remember it was fairly old and busted when I was in high school, which was a long time ago. The wikipedia link gives Bruce Sterling too much credit. I remember seeing it in a popular RPG game, that is a paper and pen game, not a videogame. Its a cute concept but this obsession with it with BB just shows you how goofy the whole idea of the arbiters of cool is and why taking Cory or BB remotely seriously is pretty stupid thing to do. I dont see much difference between BB and an 8 year olds blog telling me that "DINOSAURS ARE KEWL."

To be 100% honest, Im fairly pissed to see people who have never picked up a comic book (other than some neil gaiman trades) and suddenly aping the 80-90s comic book and sci-fi culture 20 years later. You guys werent there and it shows. Christ, I'm not an eilitist, but its mind-boggling to hear things I was into 20 years ago suddenly being internet memes by people half my age. I am also bewildered on why you would want to be a 80-90s nerd like I was. I cant wait for when being a geek is back to being a seriously uncool thing to do. In the meantime I get to listen about this this new thing called steampunk and all my favorite comics books turn into shit-quality movies
posted by damn dirty ape at 1:36 PM on January 27, 2008


the plural of 'Lego' is 'Lego'. Just, Lego.
Not that other bastardization, which grates on me so much I can't even write it.

FUCKING RIGHT. Preach on.

One sheep, two sheep
One moose, two moose
ONE GODDAMNED LEGO, TWO GODDAMNED LEGO


Can I add my voice to this campaign? An individual unit of Lego is called a LEGO BRICK. Using more than one of these, you MAKE THINGS OUT OF LEGO. And I says this as someone who really never uses caps for emphasis.
posted by Mocata at 3:05 PM on January 27, 2008


Vehicle? I want a steampunk C3PO! (and a Dot Matrix)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:02 PM on January 27, 2008


It's a damned trademark. If you want to get picky about usage, follow the company guidelines:
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS". Never say "MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs".Also, the trademark should appear in the same typeface as the surrounding text and should not be isolated or set apart from the surrounding text. In other words, the trademarks should not be emphasized or highlighted. Finally, the LEGO trademark should always appear with a ® symbol each time it is used.
So, according to LEGO, it is not "ONE GODDAMNED LEGO, TWO GODDAMNED LEGO" or "MAKE THINGS OUT OF LEGO" or anything else that uses LEGO as a noun rather than as an adjective that must be followed by an approved noun. From the example: one LEGO® brick, two LEGO® bricks, etc.
posted by pracowity at 1:21 PM on January 28, 2008


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