Title: Steampunk Airship with Landscape
Creators: Arron Olmstead & Glen Wadleigh
This was a joint Window project. Aaron developed and built the Airship and Glen built the landscape.
The airship is expressed a strong Steampunk influence. The figures draw heavily from the western and pirate themes. The blimp is an official Lego element from the set “Balloon Expedition” 5956 which was released in 1999.
The landscape is unfortunately incomplete as depicted. In my humble opinion it still looks great but it is actually built as a belt for a conveyor belt system. If you look closely you can see the grey plates bellow the dark blue which are tread elements. The original intent was for the Landscape to “recede” from the viewer giving a semblance of forward motion for the Airship.
We were able to get the belt system working in time for Brick Fiesta where this display received a nomination for the “Mechanical” category.