Boing Boing Reports on a Post-Apocalytpic Lego CityBoing Boing:
"Flickr user DeGobbi's 'Crawler Town' is an insanely detailed and most magnificent rolling cyberpunk city executed in Lego: "Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held. Many people travel the wastes to Crawler town for vacation and to enjoy rare luxuries like Pizza, fresh vegetables and Beer. Travelling the wastes in search of minerals and aquifers ( vital for survival) the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes."
Click here to read more and see Crawler Town. If you get some photos be sure to send them to Ludus ex. I wonder whether Crawler Town has miniaturised the difference engines and whether there is some kind of Teilhardian noosphere that its denizens can plug into (I've just talked about the noosphere commenting on a post, today). Just found the actual Flickr photos here. Apparently the town runs on solar and wind power so the difference engines would have to be 'fired' in a different way. The aero500 races look cool and the crawlers on which the town moves are the envy of many. A Flickr commentator wants to integrate them into a project of his.
Crawler Town kinda reminds me of Rivet City. Wonder why ...
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