“The kids love the Batman! They love the gears and the steams and the punkiness! They also love mashing things together!”—someone, somewhere at Square-Enix, before deciding to unleash this wonderfully insane action figure onto the general populace.
You gotta hand it to designer Tom Ford. He’s a real innovator when it comes to smartwatch hacks. He’s taken away the most annoying parts of the Apple Watch—like having to wear it on your wrist all the time—and turned it into a cute little phone you can simply tuck into your vest pocket. Genius!
Love it or loathe it, Steampunk is an alluring aesthetic to turn to for creating wacky and wonderful looking inventions - and in this new book by Lego builder Guy Himber there's plenty to enjoy, with not a superfluous cog in sight. There's a lot of plastic bricks though.
Lego Star Wars Fan site From Bricks to Bothans recently held a contest that tasked users with picking vehicles and starships from the Star Wars universe and re-imagining them as Steampunk Lego creations - and the results were pretty goddamn magnificent.
Spiders are horrifying. Especially Lego steampunk spiders. This Lego creation by Imagine Rigney is based on Arliss Loveless's tarantula contraption from Will Smith's unfortunate steampunk flick, The Wild Wild West. The spider was the best part of that terrible film. Now rendered in Lego form, it's even cooler.
Etsy seller faustus70 had a Nerf N-Strike Barricade gun, an old chair and some aluminum lying around. But he didn't take this stuff to the dump like most people, he used it to build a "Big Daddy" style steampunk gun.
Waltham, also known as the Watch City, "Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution," and "a place where I've lived" is getting a steampunk makeover. Like, the whole city!
This beautiful steampunk record player is pretty clever: it's actually powered by a steam engine. One problem though? That steam engine makes it sound horrible. Here's what it sounds like:
What I'd really like to see is a Muppet Christmas Carol iPad app, but while we're still waiting for that, Charles Dickens' classic will definitely do. Especially with its gorgeous steampunk look and interactive graphics and music.
Earlier this week, this steampunk Iron Man suit won best costume at New York Comic Con. Turns out it's just a repainted getup from an indie movie, and the film's creator is "royally angered" by its new superhero paint job.
Google Earth's an incredible (and incredibly useful) piece of software, but there's still something to be said for the good old, three-dimensional globe. This one not only celebrates the brass-detailed spheres of yore but controls Google Earth for good measure.
Katie and Sebastian are just two children who love to explore. They're fascinated by creatures, plants, and their respective taxonomies. They're charming and relatable! And then there's the giant mechanical squid.
Now that normal service has resumed, it's time to go back to dwelling on those all-important issues dragging us down before. Namely, 3DTV and the nail in its coffin—3D glasses. Step back in time with steampunk 3D goggles.
Normally we ignore "steampunk" news because it has nothing to do with real, actual steampunk and more to do with some bloke attaching nonfunctional brass tubing to his PC, but in this case these guns actually shoot something.