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Battle of the brick bots

The robots are taking over, and who doesn’t love a good mech when they see one? Adam Dodge‘s LEGO war mech looks to be a pretty unique take on the archetype — it really looks like Wall-E on steroids.

Wk3 - WAR

The caterpillar tread and slightly boxy aesthetic of this build are what are reminiscent of Wall-E, but of course all of the added brick-built artillery and armaments make this bot look quite a bit less than friendly. Certainly the weaponry of this build is where the great parts-usage happens. The gatling gun which is also the right arm of the bot is comprised of technic pieces. Some white 1×1 cones serve as unveiled missiles on the shoulder of the machine. The body/cockpit is constructed from mostly bricks and slopes with some tiling serving as accents. Overall this is one mean looking bot, perhaps an unfortunately fitting image for the rather dystopian times we are in currently.

Musical Social Distancing How-To

The musically-inclined among us are probably struggling with the restrictions of social distancing. I have zero skill in that area, but I know that even the best internet streaming suffers from audio latency and lag. It’s got to be tough to make sweet music with your friends when everything is a half-beat out of sync or worse. But all is not lost! Adam Dodge offers a possible solution to harmonizing with their LEGO creation, One-Man Band.

Built for the Music to our ears! contest on LEGO Ideas, this peppy fellow has everything he needs to record that hot new demo track. The arms, neck, harmonica, and drum mallet are all articulated. Apparently so is the mustache. Because of important reasons, I’m sure.

One-man Band

I enjoy this character’s expressive face, and, yes, that includes the croissant mustache. I also like the use of quarter-circle tiles for ears and the 1×2 plate with pin for the nose. I do worry about how much money he’s going to be able to make from busking in today’s world. He might do better starting his own YouTube channel or something.

Allow myself to introduce...myself

No, you’re not looking at identical twins. You are looking at Adam Dodge and his new ventriloquist puppet. The one on the left was constructed from LEGO bricks while the one on the right (I’m 95% sure) was devised by more natural means. One is a dummy, the other isn’t, but both insist that you don’t call them that. The one on the left can move his eyes, lips, eyebrow, hands, legs and feet while the one on the right…can do the same.

He's no Dummy

This photo illustrates the inner workings of the one on the left while the inner workings of the one on the right is comprised of organic goo not fit for daytime viewing. The one on the right said there was a ventriloquist in his family history so he figured…what the heck! I think the one on the left said the same thing, but the other one was barely moving his lips so now I’m not sure. The one on the left said my two-bit comedy routine was all washed up. On second though I’m pretty sure it was the one on the right that said that. Wow, this post started with such confidence and now I don’t know what’s what! Just watch this video of the dummy in action!

He's no Dummy

Best two out of three?

I’ve always wondered who came up with the idea that paper beats rock in “Rock, Paper, Scissors.”  According to Adam Dodge it must be a fixed match, and I’d have to agree! Especially when it comes to Big Ugly Rock Pieces (BURPS); they’re practically indestructible! How does Paper have a chance? Apparently he’s a “danger between the sheets,” as Adam says.

ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS - "I hear this is fixed.'"

Of course, we all know what the result would be if Scissors stepped into the ring with Paper. The winner of that bout is pretty cut and dry… Puns aside, this clever build is pretty hilarious. I just wish I had thought of it first!

SCISSORS - "I will cut you!"

Adam is a witty guy, but he’s also an exceptional builder. For example, check out his rainbow landscape or his Dr. Who chess set.