Hi Joe! Thank for leaving such a kind message on my moc. I am very fine, my family also, and I sincerely hope you and yours also. It must be crazy times for you, two youngs sons, and then a new job! ih hope you like it a bit. As it is the thing we spend most of the time for more then forty years, it has to be, at least, a bit "joyfull". For myself, I still am very busy with slalom. Now I'm building my own specialist-slalom-vehicle, I just spend a full week on it. Glad my wife does understand me, and let me go :-) . What about Lego, well, I started a new project (two axles are ok), but I'm awaiting colder weather, so not to work on the slalom car, but spending lego time. Much greetings my friend!
Thanks Marcus, it must be the least technical use of that piece ever, but it fits perfectly. At first I wanted to make this model more funfional but I decided to keep it simple. @ Hi Hrvoje – no need to apologise, but it is always a pleasure to receive a comment from you. Thanks and I look forward to your next moc.
Quoting Helen Shelby
The little fig running and the robot holding the bear is the funniest thing EVER! Made me chuckle! Awesome robot, I love the little winders on the head!
Hi Helen!! Not sure why but your comment has only just appeared even though others have posted comments after yours. Maybe any comment from a ‘Shelby’ goes to moderation first Lol. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on this, what a lovely surprise and it really means a lot. Glad it gave you a chuckle XD.
Thanks Tim and George what brilliant comments to wake up to. The teddy bear really adds to the scariness I think. RUN AWAY! XD
I like it
September 8, 2012
Edit: (get it, Edit... yeah I know, I'm wearing that thin,) DUUUDE! Now I get it, Awesome! Where in the frack did you get that brick? The dynamite is BOSS too! Again, ripp'n cool MOC Joe! Z
I like it
September 8, 2012
DUUUUDE! Where to even start here! First off, killer use of the exotic fig! Secondly, the bot design is outstanding! Love the arms and legs, and the "wind-up" in the back is nothing short of GENIUS! Absolutely fantastic! Z
HA! One never knows what to expect from you, Joe. I love this completely different direction. It's a robot, which is not to far out of your comfort zone, but you've added a bit of humor to it. My first thought is that a kid has a toy robot, and he's having a nightmare that his robot has grown to a monstrous size and is now chasing him. After, of course, this terrifying automaton has stolen his teddy bear, his only source of security. I like that old look to the robot. The wind-up features really add to the look. Especially in the ear positions. The tile work is random, (or might I say, random randomness), and also adds to the look. The addition of dynamite really gave me a chuckle. Great work, sir.
@ Nick Pascale – Thanks for the detailed comment. You have hit the nail on the head – the teddy bear in his hand really makes this a scary nightmare. @ LB jnr – yeah the photos are dark due to bad lighting conditions, but I am glad you like the moc. @ Lego Obsessionist – thank you so much for the blog, I am honoured by that. @ Hayden – That my friend is a brilliant idea, the inside is hollow and could easily fit the minifig inside, I wish I had thought of that. @ Senator – Thanks mate, I added the dynamite on the back especially for you buddie. @ Chris – Glad you spotted the ‘Z’ on the ‘baddie’ robot’s chest ;). It is from the Zorg (Toy Story 2) set . I am sure it will be available from CrackLink. I will try and find the part number for you from Peeron.com @ Patrick - thanks mate.
I liked the photography after all we are not professional photographers and do not have expensive studios! Now to the MOC---incredible! It captures a kid's nightmare well! I think the fact the ROBOT is holding the teddy bear makes it a bit scary! I also like the way you made this a place you could use your stenciled flat tile pieces from many sets! I also like the symmetry of the MOC and loved how even though you used the turn key from the collectibles for his "ears" you created a scale turn key for him! When did become a rating place a 5 out of 5 for example? After all we cast out "votes" above this comment box 5 heads and 4 heads get cast or evven 3,2 or 1!
Show and tell at school the next morning: "(Whoever the guys name is), why don't you have something to show and tell?" "Well Teacher, I was going to bring in my toy robot, but..."
Hi joe, what a lovely creation this is! I extremely (!) like the yellow key to wind the robot up (does they say that like this in English?). You know, I've been building today! Yes, that has been a while. I tried a gearbox : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=370579 , but it doesn't seem a good solution for a trial truck. I'm sure in wintertimes I will post some new things. Much greeting!!!
LOL. I've been researching a lot of tin space toys and antique robots for doing paintings, so this one really connects with me. Great look to this guy. Love the use of the decorated tiles for the detailing. Fun piece!
I AM A RO-BOT. Thanks guys so pleased you like it, I wasn’t even going to post it until my kids persuaded me. @ MCLegoboy – Thanks, the tube is attached via two of those pieces I have used to attach the arms (modified 2x2 plate with technic pin). Inside the tube there is a 2 long technic axle to create the shape. I use tubes (and this technique) in most of my mocs. Thanks for the comment everyone :D
That's not a mummy, it's a robot. You guys across th pond get me so confused when you use that word. I love the tube on to of the head, I have speculations on how it was done, but I'm not sure. Who cares anyway, it looks great.