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Trusty Rusty

Lego Lightship

The Royal Yacht Skytanic is steaming through the skies en-route to Belleville. Soon she will reach the Northern Floating Icefield and the welcome sight of ‘Trusty Rusty’, the twenty-year old floating lightship and its accompanying beacons, stationed to guide air travellers through the perilous sykcicles.

The four-man crew of Trusty Rusty spend over a year on board at a time, facing huge winds and temperatures that drop below -40° in order to keep the sky traffic traversing the route safe.

Flickr’s Markus Ronge has photographed the old lightship beautifully and you can see more of his stunning imagery via Flickr, plus you can remind yourself of the Skytanic’s grand departure from the Maersk Pier and the other boats from the ‘Full Steam’ universe previously featured by clicking here.

Lego Lightship

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The Skytanic

Lego Skytanic Steampunk Ship

She’s finally ready! Departing Maersk Pier on her maiden voyage to Belleville, the Royal Yacht ‘Skytanic’ is the largest, fastest, and most luxurious skyliner ever built. Five stories of cabins, restaurants and bars, the world’s first on-board heated pool, and – of course – the Royal Pavilion, there is surely no finer way than the Skytanic to sail the skies.

Lego Skytanic Steampunk Ship

Masterminded by Flickr’s Markus Ronge, the Skytanic is deemed to be indestructible. The favoured ship of the Royal family, super-rich industrialists, and the highest of society, she’s sure to have a long and illustrious career navigating the clouds between Ninjago and Belleville. Take a look at all of the glorious photographs from the Skytanic’s maiden launch at Markus’s photostream, whilst we await her successful arrival in Belleville in a few weeks time.

Lego Skytanic Steampunk Ship

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Sky Boats

Lego Sky-Fi Airship

Markus Ronge‘s spectacular sky-fi world ‘Full Steam’ continues here at TLCB. Following the epic Maersk Pier featured earlier in the week Markus has now released individual images of some of the weird and whimsical sky boats that accompany it, including the Cargo Transport above and the Hercules Airtug below.

Head to the skies via the link above for the complete (and expanding) ‘Full Steam’ Flickr album to see more of these builds and the incredible world in which they inhabit.

Lego Sky-Fi Airship

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Height of Drunkeness

Lego Sky-Fi Bar

We’re often drunk here at The Lego Car Blog, as demonstrated by the inane jibba-jabba that regularly streams from our keyboards like racist profanity from an elderly relative at Christmas time.

However no matter how much we drink, we still don’t understand ‘sky-fi’. The whimsy of, er… let’s say the nerdier corners of the online Lego Community (which is itself pretty nerdy), sky-fi seems to blend Edwardian fashion and Dickensian storylines with a complete rejection of the laws of physics. But if you’re going to reject the laws of physics, you may as well reject them in a big way.

Lego Sky-Fi Floating Pie

Previewed here last month, Markus Ronge‘s brick-built world ‘Full Steam’ has begun, and the results are spectacular. This is the first of several creations Markus has built to inhabit that world; the enormous ‘Maersk Pier’ designed to cater for the luxury airship fraternity, complete with a grand Sky Bar (so patrons can drink and fly) and some of the finest detailing we’ve seen on any creation so far this year.

Despite the fact we have no idea what’s going on or how it works, it’s a place we’d seriously want to visit (if we owned a luxury airship), and with enough alcohol you can probably do just that. In your mind anyway. Head drunkenly skywards via the link in the text above.

Lego Sky-Fi Bar

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Sky Sailing

Lego Air Ship

One of our Elves returned to TLCB Towers today with this, prompting an ‘uh oh’ (or words that mean ‘uh oh’ which aren’t suitable for type) to ripple around the office. Mark of Falworth’s ‘Bellonatus’ is clearly a work of Lego art, bursting with incredible detailing, ingenious build techniques, and glorious presentation. But… we are so out of our depth with models like this.

Is it Steam Punk? Sky-Fi? Pirates? Probably none of those, but we’ve still included them all in the tags to be safe. Whatever this is, it is definately worth a closer look – and you can do just that at Mark’s photostream. Click on the link to head to the skies.

Lego Air Ship

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

Lego Air Pirates

Uh Oh! Air Pirates! You know, pirates… but in the air! That’s about all we’ve got for this piratical airship from Ted Andes, so it’s probably best to head straight to Flickr. Alternatively, as is often the case when we don’t know what’s going on, here’s some completely unrelated illiness.

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Catching Clouds

Lego Flying Boat

Today’s post is not a car. Or even a boat. Or an aircraft. In fact we’re not really sure what it is, but we know we like it. The delightfully strange Dwalin Forkbeard is behind this floating weirdness and you can see more at his wilfully odd photostream here.

Lego Flying Boat

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Sky Shed

Lego Airship

This glorious contraption is apparently a Cargo SkyBoat, and it’s utterly wonderful in every single way. Not knowing anything about Cargo SkyBoats, and having pinched this from Bricknerd, we’ll leave it there, but you can see lots more courtesy of Alexis Dos Santos on Flickr. Click on these words to get airborne.

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Lego Sky-Fi Airship

Previous bloggee Vince Toulouse completely baffles TLCB writing team even when he’s making a car, so this gloriously whimsical Cruise Airship is so far outside of our comfort zone all we can do is post a link to something silly.

Lego Sky-Fi Aircraft

Despite our vernacular incompetence when it comes to anything without wheels (and, if we’re honest, most things with wheels too), we can say with confidence that Vince’s latest build is absolutely worth visiting – we could peruse this ship’s gorgeous detailing for hours. And so we probably will. See you at Vince’s amazing photostream.

Lego Airship

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Vampires Suck

Lego Steampunk Vampire Hunter

Twilight, the favourite fantasy of teenage girls everywhere, is not well understood in TLCB Towers. There are no cars (apart from the odd Volvo advertisement), little discernible acting talent present in the movies, and a there’s plot-hole* large enough to park a Steampunk Airship in. Which is handy, as that’s exactly what we’ve got here. Castor Troy’s ‘Vampire Hunter’ is full of phyiscs-bending whimsy and would be just the thing to liven up a dull love story between the undead and the world’s most boring teenager. You can see more of Mr. Troy’s magnificent ship on Flickr.

*Edward Cullen, whilst he likes to suck blood, possesses none himself. No blood means no… er, you know… Quite how he managed to conceive a child with Kirsten Stewart defies even TLCB’s rudimentary knowledge of sex-ed.

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Bioshock

Lego Bioshock Infinite AirshipThis beautiful ‘Security Zeppelin’ airship from the computer game Bioshock Infinite was recently uncovered on Flickr by one of our Elves. The builder is [Stijn Oom], and you can see more of his amazing recreation of the Irrational Games’ design by clicking his hyperlinked name.

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Eerie Airship

Lego Airship

If airships could look evil…

This sinister looking contraption, an airship from the mind of Si MOCs on MOCpages, actually fulfils a noble purpose; re-gassing the Earth’s depleted ozone layer (according to the notes by the builder). Mixing Bionicle, Technic and Town pieces to great effect, Si MOCs’ ‘T-Blimp’* is an entry into the popular annual MOCathalon competition running on MOCpages. See more of the creation, and the MOCathalon competition, by clicking on the link above.

*Despite its name it’s not actually a ‘blimp’ – we’re pedantic like that!

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Come fly with me…

Airship

Insert Rachel Weisz for twice the awesome

This might just be the coolest contraption we’ve ever featured. Psiaki’s steampunky airship walks the thin road to genius often trodden by those of mad-scientist persuasion. It also reminds us of the flying boat in The Mummy Returns. Which in turn makes us think of Rachel Weisz (surely the only reason to watch that film?), and for generating that circuitous link we are very grateful. View it on Flickr, and then maybe Google pictures of Rachel Weisz…

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