Jason Allemann (True Dimensions) has been imbuing LEGO EV3 Mindstorms with a snarky personality in the form of this black box. You’ll just have to watch the video to see what it does.
For those of you who’d like to build your own black box, Jason has provided instructions on his website.
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.
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‘ (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.
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.
Today, E-MOTE discovers the wonder of butterflies.
Kristof’s (legoalbert) T-Jay 22-637 is perhaps one of the most adorable little robots I have ever had the pleasure of looking at. He says that he was inspired by the Science Guys from Adventure Time, and I must admit that I have never watched the show but this makes me want to check it out all the more.
The use of the sticker sheet scraps to add subtle detail to the body as well as to make the face is expertly done. And the design of the head with the recessed ‘screen’ and rubber band detailing is nothing to sneeze at either.
A build such as this is the perfect thing to put a smile on your face!
Despite heroic contributions from Xbox friends like Tyler, I never quite managed to get all the way through co-op mode in Portal 2. Still, it was really really fun, and I always enjoy seeing LEGO renditions of the paired test subjects Atlas and P-Body. This version by Ryan H. (eldeeem) is at a larger scale that enables him to add plenty of detail and color contrast. I’m rarely a fan of rubber bands as critical structural elements in LEGO models (yes, even in official sets), but by adding them around other bricks, Ryan has softened the corners of several blocky areas rather nicely.
There’s something sad about retro-futurism — the perception of people in the past about what the present or future would look like (think “The Jetsons”). Despite all our hand computers and robots on Mars, we still don’t have practical flying cars or robot butlers.
So it is with a twinge of regret for a future that never came to pass that I share this excellent vintage robot by Jeffrey Heuer (Norweasel). The legs are fully articulated, and he looks like he’s wearing a monocle.
Thanks for the tip, Volume X.
Cole Blaq makes what seems like his weekly appearance on the blog with a trans-neon green bug he calls “Inphobot”. Built with just 16 parts, Aran proves you don’t need a bloated collection to build something eye-catching. The model reminds me of the battery-eating HEXBUG toys, your results may vary.
Cole Blaq returns to the ivy covered halls of The Brothers Brick with this quadripedal pseudo-tachikoma simply called “daW.-G”. The builder would like to draw your ever inquisitive eye to the “working like radius and ulna”. My eye was drawn to this rarely used Wedge 4 x 2 x 1 1/3 with 1 x 4 Base.