Some Mortal Engines Art…

A letter arrived recently from Sam Cooke, who’s a big Mortal Engines fan (and already a very good writer himself). He included some of his drawings of Mortal Engines characters, and of some lego constructions. I haven’t had much cause to think about Mortal Engines recently, but it’s great to see that it’s still inspiring readers to make and draw things. Thanks, Sam!

Hester, Tom, Valentine …and a nude Shrike : o

Lego Cities on the Move

Here’s a blog I’ve been meaning to write for ages, but haven’t found the time.  Three completely separate Mortal Engines inspired Lego designs.  Here’s one by Thomas Knight. It’s ‘Grimy and nasty to live on for the people working at the bottom, but decadent for the literal upper class. They even have a full ballroom.’ Which sounds about right. Further details here.

Thomas Knight

And here’s a detailed design for an entire Traction London by ‘KDRCG’  (who did get in touch via Twitter to tell me about it, but I’m afraid I can’t find their message – sorry KDRCG: if you’d like to be credited by another name here, leave a comment below and I’ll change this). Many more pictures and a full explanation at the link.


And finally, Kirstine Roberts also Tweeted me with this array of Lego cities (and an entire, bijou Lego ‘America or Canida’!) I’m not sure who the builder is, but the World of Mortal Engines salutes you!


Lego Shrike and Hester

Look! Lego versions of Shrike and Hester Shaw from the Mortal Engines books, as shared by Kaek J Kaekington on my Facebook page!

Thanks to everyone who has already downloaded The Traction Codex. If you like it, please spread the word.  I shall be posting a few of the pictures from it here over the coming days – I did them really big, but the versions in the e-book are tiny, for some reason, so I thought it would be nice to show them off in all their cross-hatchy glory.  Here’s my sketch of Tunbridge Wheels to be going on with…

And here’s a blog on the subject by my co-author and ace technical/historical/military advisor Jeremy Levett.