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March 19, 2008 8:29 PM   Subscribe

First there was the Dardenbahst now comes:Kriegerhund, Sentinel of the Deutsches Reich. Plenty more lego steampunk goodness at the Brothers Brick. Via
posted by Smedleyman (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Expanded schematic of Kriegerhund.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:30 PM on March 19, 2008


Wow. Very cool and yet oddly disturbing. Who spends their time making little pseudo-nazi steampunk lego machines? This guy does, that's who!
posted by Justinian at 9:34 PM on March 19, 2008


Well, given that they're supposed to be from the 1850s, and the German reich mentioned thus is probably the German Empire (although that's slightly anachronistic, since Germany wasn't unified yet in the 1850s), there's nothing particularly nazi about it. The German Empire was comparable to the British Empire of the same period. The nazis used the "reich" term, of course, and it got somewhat sullied by that usage, but I don't see this stuff as nazi, it's more in the same cast as other steampunk's usage of Victorian England.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:18 PM on March 19, 2008


Yummy.
posted by ZaneJ. at 10:47 PM on March 19, 2008


"Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction" (wikipedia). It's not a history lesson.
And who said anything about nazis?
posted by kolophon at 6:28 AM on March 20, 2008


And who said anything about nazis?

When an average person hears "reich", they automatically think "third reich", despite the word predating the Nazis. Just like the Iron Cross, the Totenkopf, and especially the swastika also predate them, but are now most closely associated with them.
posted by DecemberBoy at 4:02 PM on March 20, 2008


Well, the fact that it's the third reich should tip people off that it wasn't, yknow, the first one.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:33 PM on March 20, 2008


When an average person hears "reich", they automatically think "third reich"

When an average American (and maybe Brit) hears "reich," you mean. But many of them have nazis on the brain (at least if cable television is any guide).
posted by moonbiter at 5:05 AM on March 21, 2008


Besides, if the Nazi had has these, they would have won.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:32 PM on March 21, 2008


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