NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2019 INTRODUCED - STEAMPUNK
Model engineering is about to take a leap in the cool stakes as the South's Major Showcase of Modelling today announces ‘The Ministry of Steampunk’ as the show’s newest exhibitor. The London Model Engineering Exhibition welcomes The Ministry to the show for the first time with an amazing display of art pieces, costumes and never-before-seen models that will leave visitors spell-bound.
Steampunk takes the past and wraps it in a new imagination, creating a history that should have been. The Ministry of Steampunk is a collective of designers, engineers and artists who recreate totally unique and original versions of some of history and popular culture’s favourite shows, stories and moments.
At the London Model Engineering Exhibition 2019 visitors can expect to see installations from The Ministry depicting HG Wells’ ‘The First Men on the Moon’, created by designer John Naylor, in a move to commemorate 50 years since the moon landings in 1969. The collective will also exhibit reimagined pieces from “Doctor Who”, “Jurassic World”, “Star Wars” and “Marvel”.
John Naylor, set designer and creator at The Ministry of Steampunk said: “The Ministry of Steampunk is incredibly excited to be joining the London Model Engineering Exhibition in January with a line-up of inspiring models and installations to capture visitors’ imaginations. With a background in TV set design, I spend a lot of my time working out what pieces people want to see, what will look fantastic and what will encourage a reaction. Detail and authenticity are without a doubt up there for creating really cool models and art pieces.”
Mark Goodman, designer and engineer at The Ministry of Steampunk added: “We want to encourage a new generation in to modelling, engineering and design; joining an event like the London Model Engineering Exhibition allows us to help do that; to show modelling is cool; to encourage future modellers and creators to pick things up and have a go - from Lego to Meccano, to finding old pieces of ‘junk’ and turning them into something fabulous. That is what modelling is about. That is what Steampunk is about. We’re over the moon to be showcasing at the London Model Engineering Exhibition and excited to let everybody see what we have on offer.”
Now in its 23rd year, the show is the must attend event for all active model engineers and engineering enthusiasts. Visitors can come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, drones, aeroplanes and helicopters.
Full of inspiration, this unmissable exhibition promises a brilliant day out for the whole family!
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