"Well, of course I’m being childish! There’s no point being grown-up if you can’t be childish sometimes."

Sandbach, Cheshire, UK-based Playmobil member Emma J made is awesome custom set of steampunk Doctor Who toys featuring a TARDIS, a Dalek, and the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker looks great in tiny plastic form. We hope that beautiful TARDIS is full of Jelly Babies.

Playmobil + Doctor Who = Awesome

Click here to view more of Emma J’s custom Playmobil creations.

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Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, of A Mechanical Mind, uses the insides of old watches to create awesome little clockwork creatures and beautiful pieces of jewelry.

"As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray.

Visit Justin’s DeviantART Gallery and A Mechanical Mind to check out more of his elaborate creations. Original sculptures (like the ones pictured here) and pieces of jewelry are available via his Etsy shop.”

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Russian artist Aleksandr Mushkin custom-made this awesome Hippopotamus Safe using wood and a variety of beautiful brass instruments and objects.

"This one demanded not just an art idea but also really a lot of inventiveness - I had to invent a conundrum-lock. And not the only one. I wanted to create something bitween [sic] the safe from the Gringotts Bank, steam-engine and military gear. I used antique opera binoculars, the napkin holder, casings from anti-tank weapons Oerlikon, furniture handles, pendulums of clocks, the clarinet, gears, neodymium magnets and printing proofs (19th century).”

This exquisite hippo sculpture actually features two small safes, one in the side and one in the rump.

Visit Aleksandr’s deviantART gallery to view more photos of his intricate Hippopotamus Safe as well as other clever creations.

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This awesome clockwork pedicab is the work of Doktor A., steampunk character artist and designer of amazing collectible toys. This piece is going to be part of his contribution to the upcoming Monsters & Mifits III group show curated by Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke-Syoten and taking place from September 13th to 26th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan.
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This awesome clockwork pedicab is the work of Doktor A., steampunk character artist and designer of amazing collectible toys. This piece is going to be part of his contribution to the upcoming Monsters & Mifits III group show curated by Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke-Syoten and taking place from September 13th to 26th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan.

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New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice of All Natural Arts transforms antique pocket watches and other time pieces into awesome works of art using their own clockwork components.

"Combining talent and imagination with a love of nature, the designs are created with the environment in mind. Recycled, upcycled and repurposed objects are combined with natural elements into unique, Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources."

No longer keeping time, Sue gives discarded old watches new life as intricate and surisingly lifelike sculptures of animals, human figures, and more. There is something almost magical about these pieces. For example, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the clockwork rabbit seen above had suddenly up and hopped away.

Click here to view more.

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A creative group of metal workers from the village of Deulina, near the city of Ryazan in Russia, created this awesome one-of-a-kind Steampunk locomotive barbecue pit. Weighing 4 tons, this functional work of art was skillfully forged from scrap automobile, motorcycle, and train parts.

"…the locomotive has three work bays – two 60-cm-long grilling pits in the main body and a trailer that acts as a stove. The first compartment is designed for barbecuing kebabs and can accommodate up to twenty skewers, while the second one is equipped with a rotating spit for roasting chicken and large pieces of meat. Some of the locomotive parts are actually functional, like the large brass wheel in the cabin that rotates the spit."

"The inside of the locomotive furnace is lined with fireclay bricks and while barbecue charcoal can be used as “fuel”, the Wizards of Deulina (as its creators are referred to in the Russian article) recommend birch or oak logs for extra flavor. Equipped with three smokestacks, the locomotive grill doubles as a great smokehouse.”

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Mark a.k.a. Broken Journalist created this awesome steampunk AT-AT walker as an engagement present for his fiancée. There are so many wonderful little details on this piece. It’s clearly a labour of geeky love.

To Mark and his Star Wars and steampunk-loving lass, the Geyser of Awesome congratulations on your engagement!

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This remarkable creation is the work of Croatian metal artist Ivan Mavrović. What looks like an elaborate Steampunk pistol and is identified as a pen is SO much more than just a pen, we’re not sure where to start describing it. It’s the Metapen.

The Metapen started out as a pen, and a pretty handsome one at that, but while he was working on the pen, Ivan realized he could attach other objects to it and thus the astonishing design grew into an elaborate multitool. Made of brass, copper, steel, wood, and leather, the Metapen is also a fork, knife, spoon, lighter, usb stick, watch, light, screwdriver, pipe, toothbrush, shaving razor, nail clippers, and more.

Visit Ivan Mavrović’s website to view more photos of the amazing Metapen.

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This awesome device is a fully-functional Typewriter Arm Guard with Bluetooth and Touchpad created by Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios. The keyboard is mounted on an intricately tooled Steampunkish leather and brass arm guard.

Watch a video demonstration here. Then head over to Etsy to view more images and, if you’ve got $1200 to spare, perhaps even order one for yourself.

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