This Steampunk Jetpack Looks Convincing Enough to Work

By Logan Booker on at

While work continues on real jetpacks, a world of artistic possibilities remains open to talented tinkerers. Take Patrick Laschette, who managed to take a bunch of disparate parts and combine them into this sweet-looking steampunk jetpack.

Although it looks like it might work, the jetpack is 100 per cent prop. Laschette, who describes himself as "an average guy with a regular job... and some crazy ideas", built the jetpack from metal egg cups, drum clamps, upholstery leather, copper pipes and First World War-era brass shells.

Image: Patrick Laschette
Image: Patrick Laschette
Despite being posted on Instructables, Laschette doesn't provide much of a tutorial on building one yourself. However, he is selling the finished product for €666 on eBay, which is about £590.
Image: Patrick Laschette


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