Picture a future in which climate change and exhausted coal supplies have left humans in need of inventive ways of living in an inhospitable landscape. Then combine it with two inch high yellow plastic people and a bunch of interlocking plastic bricks and you have Dave DeGobbi’s Lego Crawler Town, a fantastically detailed, miniaturized solution to life in a post-apocalyptic world.
Crawler towns, DeGobbi explains, roam ‘the barren wastes of a post-punk steam world’. They travel ‘in search of minerals and aquifers [and] the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes’. It looks like a great idea, and could save future generations from perishing from nuclear fallout and radiation dust storms. If only they could fit inside the building.