This project also has a large focus on high quality minifigures and accessories. To do this our project is calling for a moderate number of printed and recoloured parts, but no new pieces would be required. Can you spot which sets all of the recoloured pieces originally came from?
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and the 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!
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...
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 eyepatch to help her never miss a target.
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.
This project was put together by two LEGO enthusiast members of Team Jigsaw. This group was originally assembled in 2011 to compete in a massive month-long MOCing competition, testing our steel against the most tempered foils in the Lego building racket. In 2011 twenty-one teams brawled in the MocAthalon, and our team finished in Third place. In 2012 thirty-nine teams strove in Lego conflict, and our team came in Second place. Once again we're optimistic for 2013, and will be expanding our ranks for this year's competition.
These long, successful competitions tend to form a bond, and our team has stayed in touch since the last competition, having fun, honing our story-telling abilities in creative writing scrimmages, building, painting and making total fools of ourselves.
Nick (Brickthing): A New Zealander Bionicle enthusiast, currently attending University in pursuit of an engineering degree. In his spare time he paints, plots and pwns.
Evan (Ehl-jay): A denizen of Hawaii, the creator of a wildly popular Portal vignette, and a significant presence in the Lego Flickr community, he has been MOCing for years at a ridiculous pace.
Why are we doing this? 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, we also wish to see the return of the legendary Johnny Thunder and his crew from yesteryear's Adventurers themes.
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