This is my entry into the steampunk category in the 2009 BrickCon. I didn't really know anything about steampunk, so I had to do a little research into what it was before I started building.
I have seen people use the temple top piece for a balloon before, so I wanted to give it a try. The balloon looked a little squashed to me, so I put a platform on top instead of underneath, thus completing the realistic shape the balloon would take.
I love the detail of the chains and lattice pieces holding the balloon in place.
About this creation
Here's a closer look at the platform on top. Ignore that empty cereal bowl in the background.