Steampunk LEGO ® The Illustrated Researches of Various Fantastical Devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, with Epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria; by Guy Himber ® 1. Steampunk LEGO . Copyright © 2015 by Guy Himber. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the publisher. First printing Printed in China 18 17 16 15 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ISBN-10: 1-59327-528-5 ISBN-13: 978-1-59327-528-0 Publisher: William Pollock Production Editor: Serena Yang Jacket Design: Sylvain Amacher (http://www.facebook.com/captainsmog/) Interior Design Concept: Chris Gould Developmental Editor: Riley Hoffman Copyeditor: Paula L. Fleming Compositors: Ryan Byarlay, Laurel Chun, and Serena Yang Proofreader: Alison Law For information on distribution, translations, or bulk sales, please contact No Starch Press, Inc. directly: No Starch Press, Inc. 245 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 phone: 415.863.9900; [email protected]; http://www.nostarch.com/ Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Himber, Guy, 1965- Steampunk LEGO : the illustrated researches of various fantastical devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, with epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria / Guy Himber. pages cm ISBN 978-1-59327-528-0 (hardback) -- ISBN 1-59327-528-5 () LEGO toys 2. Steampunk fiction. 3. Steampunk culture. I. Title. TS2301.T7H55 2014 688.7'25--dc23 2014013785 No Starch Press and the No Starch Press logo are registered trademarks of No Starch Press, Inc. All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective holders. Rather than use a trademark symbol with every occurrence of a trademarked name, we are using the names only in an editorial fashion and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark. LEGO, the Brick and Knob configurations, and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this book. The information in this book is distributed on an “As Is” basis, without warranty. While every pre caution has been taken in the preparation of this work, neither the author nor No Starch Press, Inc. shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in it. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. To the memory of Herb Jobson, the original Steampunk Acknowledgments I’d like to thank V.P. Himber for his support, enthusiasm, and love of the bricks. Thanks also to Serena Yang and Riley Hoffman of No Starch Press for their infinite patience, understanding, and mad publishing skills; and to Bill Pollock for publishing this book and so many other great books about LEGO. To the LEGO Steampunk community, especially Rod Gillies and Sylvain Amacher, and to all the other amazing LEGO AFOLs: it has been my pleasure to meet you all and share in your contagious passion for the infinite possibilities of little plastic bricks. This book couldn’t have happened without the generosity of your talents and wit. Contents What Is Steampunk? Rolling Stock Monowheels and Penny–Farthings Horseless Carriages Robots and Automatons Armaments and Sundries Cabinet of Curiosities Seven Seas Airships and Dirigibles Clockwork Beasties Floating Rocks SPACE!