Over the last year, Dutch artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been toiling away at these sculptural airships as part of a series entitled ‘Orphanage for Lost Adventures’. Made primarily from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk feel. The pieces range from 40 to 50 centimetres tall and take about a month to make. Jeroen shares additional images of the airships and several additional sculptures on Pinterest.
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Tags: cardboard, steampunk
Inspired by Theo Jansen’s ‘Strandbeest’ (‘Beach Animal’), Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks has built a creation called ‘Steampunk Walking Ship’ (see video below), entirely made of Lego components featuring several play features, including the functional cargo crane.
“Power and control is provided by the Lego Power Functions system, which includes the remote control, IR receiver, battery box and two M-size motors. The frame, crankshaft and legs are built using Lego Technic elements.”
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(Photo of Lego by tiptoe, some rights reserved)
Tags: beach, Lego, steampunk