[Thank you burf2000 from our forums for contributing this project!]
I present to you…
LEGO George the Giant Robot!
He moves, he dances, he can grab things… What CAN’T HE DO!?
This latest creation from burf2000 stands 5’7″ tall, and is a fully functional 5 foot 7″ robot.
He is controlled via a PlayStation 2 controller, he can move about, rotate his upper body, move his arms / shoulders and grab on to items. His head also rotates, moves up and down and if you get too close, his eyes will rotate.
Video of LEGO George:
I asked burf2000 some questions about his robot:
What inspired you to build this robot?
“I have always loved robotics and so Lego for me was a medium to build it in, I built another large robot last year but was not so successful. That one was based off T1 from Terminator 3. I wanted to keep things simple on this one due to size. It weights around 20KG. I also loved the Short-circuit films (johnny 5).”
How long did it take to make?
“This one took around 3 months of the odd evenings and days, We just had a baby (my wife) so getting time has been quite hard. However my wife is very supportive and knew I needed to build this for a show. (http://www.greatwesternlegoshow.com/).”
What are your future plans with the robot?
“Glad you asked this, currently I am improving certain parts of this which I am not happy with like shoulder joints, main bearing and turning. Once they are done, I am going to build a second robot to keep him company. Its going to be another large one, using more NXT’s and hopefully will go round on his own. My aim is to get a whole display of large robots moving around and interacting with each other.”
I thank you, burf2000, for submitting LEGO George. We can’t wait to see his successor!
The whole photo set can be found on burf2000’s Flickr page