Book Review: Steampunk LEGO

steampunkLEGO_cover-front_newAuthor: Guy Himber

Hardcover: 200 pages

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN-10: 1593275285
ISBN-13: 978-1593275280

Filled with dirigibles and floating cities, penny-farthings and pirate ships, curiosities and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated collection of Victorian-era sci-fi treasures, all built from LEGO.

Curated by award-winning LEGO builder and special effects master Guy Himber, this full-color coffee table book showcases an eclectic variety of models designed by dozens of the world’s best LEGO artists.

Grab your brass goggles and join fictional explorer Sir Herbert Jobson as he travels the world cataloguing its technological wonders for Queen Victoria. His entertaining descriptions of an imaginative alternate history bring these delightful LEGO models to swashbuckling life.

It was just a matter of time. In my exploration of all things LEGO, it was just a matter of time before the Steampunk sub-culture wrapped its tentacles around the LEGO medium. And Steampunk LEGO is glorious.

The entire world of Steampunk is encapsulated in the glossy pages of this book and recreated in the most amazing way in LEGO bricks. Ground transport vehicles abound, from trains to mono-wheeled creation to vehicles that resemble spiders. Then there are robots, and robots that you ride on (not you, I’m speaking about your mini-figure), and phonographs, and high-tech pistols, OH MY! It goes on and on. No Steampunk stone unturned. Yes, steamships.

My personal favorite is the section on Undersea Steam Explorers, because tentacles.

While this book is beautiful and creatively one of my favorite LEGO books, Steampunk LEGO contains zero instruction for any of its creations. Sorry all. This is strictly a display fun book interwoven with legend and the artsy Steampunk theme.

I give Steampunk LEGO Five Out of Five Stars.





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Jess Orso
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