The Steam Wars Contest at FBTBForums has finally come to an end, and the winner is Mark Stafford’s LEGO Steampunk Naboo Fighter, aka Royal Naboo Air Force 1. Some of the other builds we featured also placed. Congratulations to all, and thanks for the great eye candy!
A scientific genius with a troubled mind, Captain Ackbar spent much of his life roaming the stars in a ship of his own design. After witnessing his homeworld captured and his people enslaved by the Empire, he gathered a loyal crew and fled into deep space, planning to escape civilization entirely.
Everyone’s favorite plastic block toys are now fifty years old. Neatorama celebrates with ten neat LEGO facts and links. I’m going to do much less work and show you another great Steam Wars entry, RocketSeason’s Steam-Powered Speedy bicycle:
And people say licensing killed LEGO creativity…
Be sure to check out the front page of Google, too!
The Dubai Steamtroopers are not alone… In Bangkok, artist Yumi Modal and family are also crafting Star Wars figures from metal. Is this the start of a new trend? Graffiti is so last season. (via)
Someone made a tiny version of the Shadows of the Empire novel. But why SOTE? Is there a whole collection of these things out there somewhere? What a terrifying prospect!