Steampunk LEGO

Steampunk LEGO

The Illustrated Researches of Various Fantastical Devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, With Epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria : A Travelogue in 11 Chapters

Book - 2015
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Filled with LEGO-based airships and dirigibles, monowheels and penny-farthings, cabinets of curiosity and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated gallery of Victorian-era treasures, all built from LEGO. This full-color coffee table book is styled as a diary of the fictional Victorian-era explorer Captain Herbert Jobson as he catalogs the wonders of the world for Queen Victoria.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2015.
ISBN: 9781593275280
Branch Call Number: 688.72 HIM
Characteristics: 189 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Steam-punk LEGO


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Jan 16, 2017

A W E S O M E !

ChristchurchLib Apr 17, 2016

This full colour coffee table book is styled as a diary of the fictional Victorian-era British explorer, Captain Herbert Jobson, as he catalogs the wonders of the world for the Queen and combines brick-built marvels with a swashbuckling narrative, fascinating historical trivia and authentic 19th-century detailing to bring this fantastical story to life.

May 09, 2015

This book is similar to Beautiful Lego in one aspect, it is not an instruction manual, but rather an idea book. First, the author explains a little bit about what steampunk is. Then there are sections by type such as trains, cars, and mono wheels. On each page is an explanation of each item using very big words and some history. Some of the pictures are blurry which is unacceptable and causes it to lose a star.

This book does have a lot to offer for junior high age kids and up. It is too complicated and the language too difficult for the younger crowd. There is tons of history about the Victorian era. The Lego creations are interesting and inspiring. I would recommend this for die hard Lego fans. I would also highly recommend this for the classroom library as a high interest book that teaches about a fascinating time in history.


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May 09, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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