For my part, lego always held a special appeal - not only is it a really fun toy to play with, but for me it also held the allure of THE FORBIDDEN! See, my mother had decreed that lego was "a boy's toy" and therefore, not being of the boy-type-child, I was not allowed to play with it..
..of course this meant I played with it every chance I got. Many a time I remember sitting at the edge of the huge drawstring lego bag that flattened into a round rug-like area, clutching a doll in my hand, waiting for my mother's eye to wander so I could get back to building my latest creation..
It's clear that my love of lego is shared by many steampunks! The "Steampunk Lego" flickr group has some truly amazing creations... check them out:
Some really outstanding stuff from Guy Himber who rightfully won prizes at the lego convention, Brickcon. Clearly he's a steampunk at heart!