Posts Tagged ‘robot’

TravisBot

October 19, 2013

Sometimes all you need is a handful of bricks…

TravisBot helps me sort

This TravisBot by Matt De Lanoy is so adorable I just want to cuddle him! Okay not really, he’s only about an inch tall. But he really is cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

I thought Matt had designed him, but he corrected me, the first one was made by Simon Liu

TRAVIS bot

There’s even an evolution game on Flickr which I just might want to contribute to. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Update:I did make my own — Dizzy Travis bot
Dizzy TRAVIS bot

He’s dizzy because I didn’t have the googly eyes, but I did have the ninjago decorated tiles ๐Ÿ˜€

Series 6 and 7 Collectible Minifigs

October 16, 2011

The pictures have already been circulating the internet, but up until now I’ve been too busy to post them.

A toy website has jumped the gun a little bit by revealing a picture of not only the Series 6 Collectible Minifigures, but also the Series 7.

Series 6

Series 7

I have to admit, I’d seen Series 6 already, but not this particular image. I had already been drooling over those minifigs coming out before I saw Series 7.

There is almost too many cool figs and new elements for me to talk about without going into a long list of awesomeness. ๐Ÿ˜€

Okay, that may be a little cheesy, but there really are so many wonderful new parts coming out! It may be a bit painful to the wallet, but I’m sure I’ll be getting a full set of each and probably multiples of quite a few. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Disco Robot

July 7, 2011

The name says it all for this MOC (My Own Creation) by cjedwards47.

Disco Robot 01

The DISCO Robot is the cool new way to groove on Mars.
Proprietary DANCEFLOOR technology in the torso allows the DISCO Robot to mimic your every motion, from busting a move to striking a pose. Can you dig it?

Disco Robot 05

I think my favorite part is the DANCEFLOOR technology. I can just see the little minifig as he’s grooving to the Bee Gees as he travels the rocky Mars terrain. ๐Ÿ˜€

Apparently this was built in 2007, but shown only on MOCpages at the time so I missed it.

LEGO Androidโ„ข Robot

June 3, 2011

LEGO Androidโ„ข

I love Bruce Lowell’s take on the Android robot! Of course, when I first saw this new mascot I thought he’d be the perfect subject for a LEGO project and Bruce has pulled him off rather nicely.

And it helps that he’s just so darned cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Picture is the thing

January 21, 2011

Sometimes even if you don’t build anything taking a clever picture is just as worthwhile. Stephen O’ Mahony has an excellent set of minifigure pictures that do just that.

Fisherman

Phobias [Behind You #3]

Please Help

If you would like to see the full set you can see it on Stephen’s photostream. ๐Ÿ˜€

LEGO Tin Robot

September 8, 2010

Lego Tin Robot

Normally LEGO and tin do not go in the same phrase, but in this instance, it’s appropriate. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yul B Karel has taken an old toy and made it new again in LEGO. It totally looks like it’s tin counterpart.

It even opens up so you can see the insides
Lego Tin Robot

I don’t think it winds up, but even so its totally cool!

Rock’em Sock’em Robots

June 10, 2010

Alex Eylar has come up with some pretty cool MOCs (My Own Creations) in the past but this one rocked my socks off! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, corny I know, but it had to be said. ๐Ÿ˜€

I can’t believe I haven’t seen a Rock’em Sock’em built before. And this one is done so perfectly.

Not only that, but Alex is taking it to BrickWorld next week so I’ll be able to see it in person. He even made it portable so that he can take it in a backpack.

Great job Alex!

Collectible LEGO Minifigs Series 1 Contest

May 25, 2010

Eurobricks is holding a Vignette Contest all about the Collectible Minifigure. The catch? It has to be a City vignette and you don’t actually put the minifigure its made for in it.

What You’re Building
Create a town based vignette where you could display any one of the 16 new Collectible Minifigs from Series 1. It’s just that simple. I’m not even going to provide examples for risk of taking a good idea, but I’ll tell you this: Imagination is the key. People vote for creative entries, not the same old boring scenes we all expect. Do something surprising, just make sure it’s town based.

From what has already been posted there are a lot of creative builders out there. For a complete set of rules and prizes check out Eurobricks. The contest will end on June 6th, 2010. So if you want to participate, get building. ๐Ÿ˜‰

LEGO’s Collectable Minifigs Homepage

April 28, 2010

LEGO.com has a new section all about everyone’s favorite new Minifigures. Not only do we get to see what each one looks like, we also get to know the official names of all the figures (like we couldn’t figure out most of them ourselves).

Collect all 16 unique LEGO minifigures!

Each minifigure comes in a sealed โ€œmysteryโ€ bag, so you never know which minifigure you might get. And each minifigure has its own special accessories, display plate and collectorโ€™s leaflet. Inspired by movies, sports, history and just everyday life, this collection includes: Demolition Dummy, Forestman, Cowboy, Super Wrestler, Zombie, Ninja, Cheerleader, Skater, Tribal Hunter, Circus Clown, Magician, Deep Sea Diver, Robot, Nurse, Caveman, and Spaceman.

The most interesting name of the 16 is “Tribal Hunter”, I guess they didn’t want to offend any one. ๐Ÿ˜€

Not only can you find out each figure’s name, but you can also read a bio about each figure. Some of them are actually pretty funny.

โ€œLike a shadow in the night, I โ€“ oops!โ€

Stealthy. Sneaky. A cunning master of martial arts. None of these things describes the Ninja, although he sure wishes they did. He tries his best to dramatically blend into the shadows or hide in plain sight like all the other ninjas can, but no matter what he does, he always seems to mess things up. The truth is that heโ€™s just plain clumsy, and no matter how gracefully he may start a back-flip, creep along the rafters or launch himself into an epic sword battle, healways manages to trip over his own feet, fall off the ceiling, or bonk himself on the head with his ancient and mystical blade. Also, heโ€™s afraid of the dark.

No one is quite sure how the Ninja ever managed to graduate from ninja school. But no matter how bad he may be at his chosen profession, he always keeps trying and never gives up, convinced after each blunder that the next time, he will prove himself a true ninja warrior for the ages.

To read the other Minifig Bios or check to out the Downloads and Games go to LEGO.com.

Collectable Minifigs Series 1 available June 2010

January 23, 2010

I mentioned in November about the possibly of Collectable Minifigs coming this year. Well now Brickset has posted detailed pictures of both the figures and the packaging.

I was already excited before I saw the close up images, but now I’m practically drooling (okay, not really ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Apparently Mike Rayhawk was one of those who came up with this idea. He recently stated on Facebook:

They finally did the collectible minifigures idea that James Knight and Eugenia Chen and I pitched years ago – they told us it would never, never happen, but that was before Joergen took the helm. The luchador and the magician were part of my contribution to the original pitch; my caveman was still sitting on Cephas’s shelf last time I was in Denmark.

The only “problem” I see is that at the rumored $2 per unit price, people will be buying entire cases to ensure that they get all the figures or so that they can turn right around and sell the figures at outlandish prices.

The hardest thing to predict is what will be the most popular. I’m sure everyone who has seen these figures already has their favorites. Of course any of the exclusive elements that have never been produced before such as the cheerleader’s pompoms, the clown’s wig and trumpet, and the spaceman’s helmet and gun will go for more on the second market (i.e. Bricklink).

They are all exclusive, and the “Series 1” indicates that there will be more to come. I just hope that LEGO will be smart enough to not make them too exclusive so that everyone can get some! ๐Ÿ™‚