Google Mars, a functionality in Google Earth, contains inter alia animated simulations of Lowell’s and Schiaparelli’s Mars maps, depicting the Red Planet as they thought it looked like one century ago. Great for retro fans.
This programmable mechanical marvel would fit perfectly into Vidonia, the main geographical region of my renaissance fantasy role-playing game Gondica and my novel Spiran och staven. The Mechanurgist magician-artificers in that culture construct devices like this, though often even more fantastic.
I also think that it could be appropriate technology in the Swedish 18th-century horror RPG Götterdämmerung.
A dieselpunk rendition of a Burroughsian Hollow Earth. Adventures await the daring explorer. (Click on the picture to see a larger version.)
I found this delightful picture at the Hollow World blog (link >>>), a place dedicated to daredevil adventures inside Earth in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar stories, Lin Carter’s Zanthodon series, and Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Jon Hall has built several dieselpunk aircraft in Lego. Take a look at his creations here — link >>>
Porco Rosso’s Italian seaplane from the Studio Ghibli movie with the same name.
A set of his photos of Lego Porco Rosso and his Savoia seaplane — link >>>