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LEGO CUUSOO project: LEGO Steampunk

LEGO Steampunk was all the rage a few years ago. I remember LEGO blogs and picture-sharing sites were full of LEGO steampunk creations; fantastic, rustic looking machines with gold highlights and steamy engines, operated by bespectacled minifigures in top-hats. 😀


Since then the LEGO Steampunk fad had died down some, but there are still great steampunk creations from dedicated steampunk fans that I run across from time to time. One of these is this LEGO Steampunk project on CUUSOO called The Adventures of SteamRod.

LEGO Steampunk Project on CUUSOO

This LEGO project is created by a group of LEGO fans calling themselves Team Jigsaw. They felt that while LEGO has dabbled with Steampunk vehicles and minifigures in the past, there has never been a set or theme that has fully embraced the elegance and beauty of the genre. Out of nostalgia, they also wished to see the return of the legendary Johnny Thunder and his crew from yesteryear’s LEGO Adventurers theme. 😛

The Adventures of SteamRod is set in an alternate future where steam-powered technology never fell out of use, this CUUSOO project proposes an exciting set packed full of detailed vehicles and minifigures designed as a one-off tribute to Steampunk and LEGO Adventurers characters. This is a large set with seven unique minifigures included!  

LEGo Steampunk Project Characters

The LEGO CUUSOO Steampunk project includes the centerpiece SteamRod train, constructed from over 1,500 pieces and using many interesting building-techniques to achieve a classic steampunk look.  The SteamRod also features hidden flick-fire missiles, a secret coal-car compartment, and a fully detailed engine-room inside the locomotive. The Laboratory Carriage opens to reveal a fully detailed interior, with machine schematics, robots, golden tools, crystals, ancient artifacts and vials of obscure chemicals to keep Professor Articus occupied. (The professor is one of the good guys – although a bit crazy.)

LEGO Steampunk Train on CUUSOO

There is also a badguy, Lord Sinistree, who is attempting to steal the steam-engine of the train, which – according to the story – is an ancient, highly valued relic in itself. He is equipped with a prop-plane and aided in his mission by a couple of mechanical Slybots as henchmen. In fact, all of the characters have elaborate back-stories (see below).

LEGO Steampunk Project Bad Guys

Lord Sinistree & Slybots: Selfish, bitter and disfigured from countless lost battles and schemes foiled by his arch-nemesis Sir Bolt, Lord Sinistree wishes to steal all the world’s valuable treasures and artifacts for himself. Helped by his clueless henchmen Slybots, the evil villain has created a plan to attack Sir Bolt’s train SteamRod, and steal away the ancient Steam Engine!

LEGO Steampunk Bad Guys

Sir Jonathan Bolt: Distantly related to the famed adventurer Johnny Thunder, Sir Bolt has made it his mission to recover artifacts from long forgotten locations, and bring them into the light of day once again! Aided by his long-time companion and wife Abigail Stratus, Sir Bolt has made many friends, and a significantly larger number of enemies…

Abigail Stratus: The headstrong and beautiful wife of Sir Jonathan Bolt, Abigail Stratus is the only reason Sir Bolt is alive. Pulling him from the depths of ancient temples and mystical machines is an often occurring event, and one that Ms. Stratus is not likely to let her husband forget. Abigail is the SteamRod crew’s weapons expert, favoring a stylish reticulated targeting eye-patch to help her never miss a target.

LEGo Steampunk Good Guys

Professor Archibald Articus: While deep in the jungles of Serenora, Sir Bolt stumbled upon a ramshackle hut which housed a bewhiskered and disheveled Professor Articus. After a quick spot of tea and a discussion on basic physics, Sir Bolt decided to recruit the slightly insane professor for his adventures around the globe. Nary a week goes by where the train SteamRod isn’t wracked by explosions and purpley smoke from the laboratory car. But nobody questions it, they merely smile and let the professor continue his experiments – most of which end up with fabulous results.

Psi Clone R-1820: One of the first temples that Sir Bolt ever discovered contained the remnants of a long-forgotten robot civilization. Among the piles of greening copper torsos, a single entity remained. Lacking a voice box and the capacity for fear, the android immediately adopted Sir Bolt and Abigail Stratus and has remained a loyal companion and essential member of the crew ever since.

LEGO Steampunk Professor & Psi-Clone

Pretty interesting, isn’t it? What do you think? If you would like to support this LEGO CUUSOO project please vote for it. Remember; LEGO projects on CUUSOO need 10,000 votes before LEGO would consider them for production. Voting is easy, just go here: VOTE FOR LEGO STEAMROD

Vote for LEGO CUUSOO Steampunk

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  • The Yellow Ninja February 15, 2013, 10:34 AM

    I have actually been watching this on cuusoo for quite some time now. It is a really interesting idea, and it doesn’t need to be a theme in order to be selected due to the fact that the creators only made one set. I am sure that this will eventually reach 10000 votes, and when it does, I really hope they make it a set.

    • admin February 15, 2013, 8:18 PM

      I really like Steampunk myself. The combination of brown with gold, and all those steamy contraptions are really interesting. We should have at least one official Steampunk set available. 🙂

      • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 9:54 PM

        yeah its just so undiscribable!

      • phillip February 9, 2015, 10:29 PM

        I love steampunk alot . i even thinking of making my own airship!!! So i would love to support. p.s you should check out a lego steampunk book that i have.

  • Kenton February 15, 2013, 10:49 AM

    I’m not a Steampunk fan, but I give them credit for a very well-designed CUUSOO project. So many projects are sloppy builds with little forethought; this one definitely stands out!

  • Fire Ninja Jedi February 15, 2013, 11:53 AM

    This definitely looks interesting! Even if one doesn’t know about Steampunk, the minifigures and sets should sell well!

  • Dr. Inferno February 15, 2013, 12:36 PM

    Hmmm….is it just me or does that robot have an uncanny resemblance to “The Rocketeer”? Interesting…..

    • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 3:59 PM

      I know right! Same jetpack,same helmet,same everything! The Rocketeer in Lego! :mrgreen:

  • mr. dursey February 15, 2013, 12:50 PM

    YES PLEASE!!!!! ;D

  • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:04 PM

    i just saw this on flickr a few days ago! i live steempunk

    • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:09 PM

      oops! 😳 i ment i love (not live) steempunk

      • admin February 15, 2013, 8:13 PM

        No problem. It pretty much means the same thing anyway. 😀

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 4:04 PM

    You know what they should make as a set? The Adventures of Clutch Powers! This totally reminds me of that! It’s like a mix between Castle,Power Miners and Galaxy Squad. Just look it up on Youtube! It’s so awesome!

    • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:10 PM

      yeah i wacked that… it was ok, a bit kidish though

      • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:12 PM

        oops i meant i wached (not wacked) that! 🙄 my hands are all over the placey

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 4:19 PM

    I think you mean watched Ninjoey. 😉

    • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:35 PM

      yeah, my hands are confused! 😆

  • Robin hood February 15, 2013, 4:20 PM

    Waw i relly want them to make lego sets of it

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 4:22 PM

    By the way I see you changed your pic back! Awesome! Maybe if I get a gravatar some people would take me more seriously….. Anyway,how do I get one? (I was planning on putting Cavik Toth as mine. I’m a major Star Wars fan.)

    • Ninjoey February 15, 2013, 4:28 PM

      go to gravatar.com and make an acount then upload a pic!

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 4:23 PM

    By the way I was referring to Ninjoey.

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 4:54 PM

    Alright,I picked my picture and confirmed it. When is it gonna show up?

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 5:02 PM

    Oh,I see it.

  • Legoman640 February 15, 2013, 6:01 PM

    Hmm,I wonder where everybody is……

    • Nace10 February 15, 2013, 11:08 PM

      Hi, LEGOman640! No use tryin to chat with because you commented 5 hours ago! BTW WHAT THE HECK IS STEAMPUNK???

      • Nace10 February 15, 2013, 11:09 PM

        BTWBTW LM640, what’s your Gravatar supposed to be?

        • Legoman640 February 16, 2013, 3:09 PM

          Nace,it’s supposed to be Adi Galia’s starfighter. The pic is from the game Jedi Starfighter. I hope you know what I mean. 😉

      • Fikko3107 February 16, 2013, 4:33 AM

        Not sure either, but from what I pieced together it’s a popular MOCing and roleplaying theme where steam engines never fell out of use and so gave birth to all sorts of ingenious creations. Correct me if I’m wrong.

        I also like the fact that it doesn’t use a single new mold, only new colors and printing. That means it can’t be rejected like Zelda…

        • Nace10 February 16, 2013, 8:39 AM

          Boo LEGO! You rejected Zelda! (Sorry I had to do that.)

        • NoahNace10 February 16, 2013, 9:18 AM

          Yeah, that gives it a much better chance of passing. LEGO just doesn’t want to make new molds for CUUSOO!

  • Legoman640 February 16, 2013, 3:19 PM

    Making new molds are very expensive Nace. First,they have to think about it’s Lego compatibility and stuff. They have to put all the details and everything. They have to carve that into the metal which they put on the machine. Then they have to lift that thing and set it up. The procedures are very complicated,so it cost time and money. They had a show on called Ultimate Factories that talked about it. Did you know for Lego City that they have to go to a police station and base it on what they saw? They do that so you can recognize it in real life.

  • Legoman640 February 16, 2013, 3:34 PM

    Hey what happened to my comments! I commented twice and none is showing up now!

  • Legoman640 February 16, 2013, 3:35 PM

    oh never mind.

  • Frank February 18, 2013, 8:27 AM


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