Cyberpocalypse: the cyberpunk Lego city


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That is possibly the most glorious thing I have ever seen made out of little plastic bits.


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It draws mostly from Ghost in the Shell, methinks. (Not that there's anything remotely wrong with that, but whoever did the writeup seems unfamiliar with it.)


#4

Complete with neon signs in Hiragana, because in the future of 1985, Japan will rule the world.


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The topmost sign says "肉", meaning "meat", while the bottom one says "女の子", meaning "girls". I like the whole thing but I think that's my favourite thing about it.


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Reminds me of Bladerunner or one of William Gibson's novels...


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They've cited Blade Runner and Akira as well as Kowloon Walled City, but not GitS afaik. Although you're quite right that some GitS locales (also those in SAC) were cyberpunky run-down bricolage type places.

I don't get the "Burning Man" vibe from this at all, incidentally.


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Yeah, "Ghost in the Shell" came out well after the cyberpunk "look" was established by things like "Blade Runner" -- there wasn't much original about it. I think the "Burning Man" reference is just because it is using EL Wire, which is popular there. Although obviously in this case it is supposed to represent neon signs.


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