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!
Random reading: Friday morning reading list
Is this or is this not the most amazing staircase ever?
The typography of Pixar. An interview with film designer Susan Bradley.
It’s spreading… Steampunk Justice League.
Top ten geeky cufflinks. Also: Stormtroopers.
Hilarious science fair experiments. Crystal Meth: Friend or foe?
Steam Wars: The finalists
The FBTBForums.net have spoken, and they’ve picked who goes on to the final round. The top five will be picked by the moderators and then put up for a final vote.
Jabba’s Steampunk Barge by ACPin, above, was one of the top picks.
More LEGO creativity – Sailing Falcon
From Monsterbrick, the same mind that brought us the Steam War AT AT ELE Walker, a Turn of the Century Falcon. He also has a variety of original Star Wars LEGO creations.
Steam Wars entries are in!
Yesterday was the final deadline for the FBTBForums’ LEGO Steam Wars contest. Behold the entries!
Above, an impressive latecomer: General Greeves’ Amazing Wheel Bike by “Big Daddy” Nelson.
Who are your picks for the winners?
Fan Art: Ackbar goes Steampunk
The man who started the whole Steampunk Star Wars craze, Eric Poulton, is back with his take on Admiral Ackbar.
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.
50 years of LEGO
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!
LEGO Steampunk Naboo Fighter – with monkey!
Mark Stafford made a Naboo Fighter for the Steam Wars contest – and it’s pretty damn cool. Even aside from the sheer brilliance of a navigation monkey. Check out more entries at the second link. (via)
Steampunk Star Wars rises again, in brick form
The Star Wars Lego fanatics at the From Bricks to Bothans forums are having a Steam Wars vehicle contest.
No actual entries have been posted yet – the one in the pic above is used as an example – so keep an eye out. (via Neatorama, who also link X-Wing origami.)
May the craft be with you
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)
Before Kyle Katarn, there was
Gonk. Are you worthy of building an avatar of The One Droid? (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!
So you already have a Princess Leia hat, crocheted Yoda ears, and an Artoo hat; Why not round out your collection with an R2-D2 Beanie?