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The Lego Steam Company

Extinction Rebellion wouldn’t like this. Steampunk, that odd mashup of Victorian tech applied to modern inventions, is thankfully pure whimsy. Sure the brass, iron and wood look damn cool, but that’s a whole lotta coal, and however many times the orange man-child in charge of the free world puts the word ‘clean’ in front of it, coal just isn’t.

Fortunately most of the world (we said most, and we’re looking at you China…) have moved off burning the black stuff, and its use in the modern world is now solely a retro throwback for train and traction engine enthusiasts. Which in a way makes dioramas such as this one all the more magical, as coal is now largely a historical relic.

This gorgeous (and enormous) steampunk display has been built for the Lego World Utrecht 2019 show by builders Brick Rebel and Monstrophonic and is certainly the most stunning display we’ve seen this year. An assortment of delightfully impractical vehicles feature, including airships, a monorail, a steamboat, and even an elevator, all powered by coal in the imagination and by Power Functions electric motors in the display, bringing this spectacular collaboration to life.

There’s loads more to see of this incredible display at both Brick Rebel and Monstrophonic’s photostreams via the links above, plus you can see their ‘Lego Steam Company’ build in person at the Lego World Utrecht 2019 show.

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M-Tronorail

Lego M-Tron Monorail

Those no-good space pirates Blacktron are at it again. The harmless magnet-collectors of M-Tron have built themselves a monorail, full of some delicious space fuel as yet undiscovered by science. Yet no sooner have they loaded up than those sneaky Blacktron reprobates begin a cunning space siphon of the liquid goodness. Maybe it’s beer? Whatever it is you can see more of the heist courtesy of Kalais of Flickr – click the link to take a look!

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Monorail!

Lego Simpsons Monorail

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth, Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car, Monorail!
What’d I say? Monorail! What’s it called? Monorail! That’s right! Monorail!

Cimddwc is pitching the idea to the people of Eurobricks.

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Monorail!

Lego Monorail

Well sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car, monorail!

 Sinan Bitibic is pitching the idea to the people of MOCpages. Although it might be more of a Shelbyville idea…

 

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Whimsical Warfare

Lego Monorail

If the Simpson’s are to be believed, this can only go well

Steampunk builders are a slightly deranged bunch. Today’s (Pate-keetongu) thinks nothing of hanging a gatling gun from a suspended track in the middle of a crowded city. What could possibly go wrong?

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