Steampunk-ish Lego Sets Are Coming

By Luke Y. Thompson in Toys
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Via a secret code revealed at The Brick Blogger, I was able to unlock this on the Lego site...

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In and of themselves, I don't find these sets especially exciting, except for what they say about the mainstreaming of steampunk, which is interesting to me. Most attempts to make movies with the aesthetic fail, due (I think) mostly to costing too much money in relation to size of audience. But if that audience is big enough to have Lego marketing to it, we may come to a good tipping point.

Or you could just argue that movies like Wild Wild West weren't very good. I heard City of Ember was, though, but I blinked and it left theaters.

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