dWhisper wrote:The brown thing is kind of funny, when you look at the source and origin for steampunk (namely, H.G. Wells and the people that followed), it was in an age of metal. In fact, when you read his stuff, it was all very metal heavy. It was the era of the Ironsides and the dawn of the Battleship, where wood ships were quickly falling away for metal. Brass, Iron, Steel, Gold... all good colors for it, but we don't see it like that anymore. Those are just the materials we've lived all of our life with (the 80s, specifically, for brass), so we see wood as the more fantastic.
You could always just use tan for your wood components...
Well, the problem when you are building with Lego is that to represent metal, you would need to use Dark and Light grey/bley, which at that point doesn't set it apart much as Steampunk as much as makes it look like the Millenium Falcon or ISD or Death Star, more of the same.
If Lego made normal bricks and plates in Metallic silver colors, etc, then I would be all over that.
More on topic, I've got my entry built (admittedly, with a fair amount of brown
), just got to get photos taken and put them up