Tag Archives: Robot

What is the Mayo-trix?

If you’ve noticed a lot of ribbed flex-tubing in some of the builds we’ve featured this week, it’s because of this year’s first Iron Builder contest, featuring yet another mind bogglingly difficult-to-use seed part. In the current battle, Sean and Steph Mayo are up against Tyler Clites and our very own Nannan Zhang (…ah well, there goes any hope of impartiality!).

In their latest salvo, the Mayo’s have recreated a scene from the classic Matrix trilogy, which seems like the perfect companion to Tyler’s Zion Dock Defense from a few years back. We wait with bated breath to see how the two lads will respond!

S.A.D.I.S.T.

Well, Karf has done it again. He’s built something really weird that I can’t help but post here. I’m weak.

S.A.D.I.S.T.

This charming, little bot is in need of love and hugs. At least that is what he wants you to think. I do want to point out that the tan highlights really make this creepy thing stand out…that and all the saws. Karf says that S.A.D.I.S.T. stands for Slice And Dice Interdiction Storm Trooper. I don’t care what it stands for, I’m not going anywhere near that thing!

M-Tron M.U.L.E (personal portage bot)

Shannon Sproule (Shannon Ocean) says he was inspired by Petman and other mildly cute, yet creepy bipedal robots. Normally you would see this sort of build with a near-future military vibe, and that just makes me appreciate the M-Tron theme all the more.

M-Tron M.U.L.E. (personal portage bot)

…because even the most adventurous space explorer deserves to have his hands free to enjoy an official M-Tron icy pole.

Brute – Bionicle and System never looked so good.

Seamlessly integrating System elements with Bionicle/Hero Factory elements is something I have been struggling to master for quite a while. This is apparently not such a struggle for Ian Barreto (~Ian) as evidenced by his Brute.

Brute

Ian says this was inspired by the Igor suit from Iron Man 3, which is apparent…but I prefer Ian’s.

Wicked robot

Most of the robots featured on this blog come equipped with big guns or giant swords. Cool stuff, without a doubt, but the robot built by Carol Price (Mrs Wobblehead), looks at least as menacing to me, despite its disarming grin and conspicuous lack of armament. I think there’s something a bit wicked about the grin and there’s definitely something fishy about secret underground lairs.

Building A Giant Lego Robot In A Secret Lair

The robot is a large version of the series 6 collectible minifig and, while it may not set the world on fire with super-sophisticated building techniques, the scene has a lot of clever details. I simply love the sense of humour involved in building it.

Tyler Clites’ E-MOTE continues to delight

Tyler Clites‘ (Legohaulic) wonderfully animated little robot has been busy since last we checked in on him. He’s romanced a fair lady in a wonderful series of images, and now he’s taken to the arts, even growing a mustache for trying his Rembrandt imitation. Be sure to check out what all he’s been up to.

E-MOTE: Artist

Tyler Clites’ E-MOTE will make you feel human

Tyler Clites has embarked on a new project, crafting a friendly little robot with loads of pose-ability. This robot was intentionally made with lots of articulation and the fundamental elements of a face that allow us humans to interpret emotion from facial expressions. Tyler has been updating every day or two with new poses and expressions, and plans to continue for several weeks. Tyler is doing some fantastic work here: taking a relatively simple build and imbuing it with emotion and personality. This sort of creativity is what makes LEGO building amazing. We’ll be featuring the dramatic little robot again as his acting broadens, so be sure to watch TBB to see more of him. In the meantime, check out E-MOTE’s photoset to see all of his poses so far.

E-MOTE: Surprise!

E-MOTE: Crappy DayE-MOTE: Potty break?E-MOTE: Evil Genius

Today, E-MOTE discovers the wonder of butterflies.

E-MOTE: Butterflies