Lego Crawler Town Makes Having a Tiny Yellow Head Totally Worth It

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I've played with my fair share of LEGOs, but I never actually envied the little guys until I saw Dave DeGobbi's Crawler Town, a work as impressively conceived as it is constructed. I'd forfeit bendable elbows to live in it.


It sort of reminds me of those old books on a single building—Castles or Pyramids or what have you—where you could look at the huge, detailed illustrations and imagine dozens of little stories unfolding in every corner.

Attention is even given to the world in which the Crawler Town dwells. As DeGobbi describes it:

Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held. Many people travel the wastes to Crawler town for vacation and to enjoy rare luxuries like Pizza, fresh vegetables and Beer. Travelling the wastes in search of minerals and aquifers ( vital for survival) the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes

I'm even willing to excuse the machine-city's "Eco-punk" designation just because it's so damn cool. [Flickr via Brothers Brick]


So I'm about to go buy some Legos. Do they still sell them in buckets or do I have to buy those crappy ones with directions?