MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop HAL 9000Science fiction sculpture
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
HAL 9000
HAL 9000 interface from 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL was the computer who went nuts on the spacecraft Discovery en route to Jupiter in the 1968 film and its 1984 sequel, 2010.
About this creation

"I enjoy working with humans, and have the greatest enthusiasm for the mission." - HAL 9000 computer, of the spacecraft Discovery.



As everyone knows, HAL went whack during the flight to Jupiter and Dave Bowman had to take manual control. Even though HAL controlled the entire spacecraft, the only external interface we really see is of a tall video camera panel and speaker grille with his name printed on it. (Is it any coincidence that HAL's primary interface is so reminiscent of the black monolith that started his descent into insanity?)



UPDATE: LDraw file and instructions are now available on BrickShelf: Instructions.



LEGO HAL 9000 Specifications

  • 32 studs tall

  • 10 studs + 2 tiles wide

  • 2 bricks, 1 plate thick

  • 6 x 6 camera lens

  • Camera "eye" lights up

  • Sides are 2x2 bley tiles held on with SNOT bricks

  • Front detaches easily

  • Interior contains lighting mechanism from ExoForce set

  • Does not try to kill everyone in sight



Although deceptively simple, this LEGO rendition of HAL's interface took a bit of fiddling. I've always been impressed with MOCs and official sets that look like the parts were made to go together exactly that way; when you look at it you say, "Well, DUH" at how obvious it all is. This is the closest I've gotten to a MOC like that... the camera eye, arches around curved bricks, and the lighting mechanism all combined made me giggle, "that's so frikkin' COOL!" In all honesty, it's hard to convey through pictures, especially the way the lens lights up.



If there's enough interest, I'll try to put together LDraw instructions. I mean, who wouldn't want a HAL 9000 interface on their desk?





Enlarge image
   HAL 9000 without his light on.



Enlarge image
   The MOC is svelte, not necessarily built into a wall panel.



Enlarge image
   The sides are 2x2 tiles held on with green SNOT bricks.



Enlarge image
   A small button is provided to turn the lens light on.



Enlarge image
   The face removes easily, displaying the interior, which consists of an ExoForce light brick and flexible clear hose which focuses light to the center of the lens.



Comments

Kelly McKiernan
 I like it 
Colin Nguyen
  January 10, 2013
Darn, I can't open the pod bay doors. XD
 I like it 
  August 26, 2012
Good work!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2012
I'm sorry Dave I can't do that XD
 I like it 
  February 10, 2011
Nappa:Vegeta what does the scouter say about his number of views Vegeta: It is over 9000!!!!!
 I like it 
  November 29, 2010
love it
 I like it 
  October 30, 2010
"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that." Brrr. I watched that movie some time ago. Wouldn't touch my computer for days.
Kelly McKiernan
 I like it 
Justin BG
  October 11, 2010
HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU!!! MY NAME IS NOT DAVE!!!!! XD,this is awesome! The movie was slightly drawn out and well,in some spots boring. But I liked it anyways,and HAL-9000 is still my favorite.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Brilliant! -- so glad you added the 'does not try to kill everyone' feature!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
I swear I commented on this years back... AWESOME!
  October 6, 2009
Shane you gots to watch the movie noted above! It's excellent, if a little hard to understand. I just noticed it does resemble the monolith, way kool, but what do you mean by "started his descent into insanity"? Are you refering to Dave? Does any one know the meaning of the movie? Either way, excellent, I would love to have one on my desk! =)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
cool idk what it really is it looks like some kinda remote
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
cool idk what it really is it looks like some kinda remote
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
i don;t know what it is but you did a great job. amazing design. it almost looks real! it reminds me of an iPod. awesome work
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
i remeber this from da movie
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Very nice, and clever hose idea. Is that using fiber-optics, might I ask?
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Fine stuff! Congratz on MOTD!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
A good side effect of a realistic movie is that it bores off the people with the short attention spans. This is good, as it means the mocs based on the movie are usually excellent.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
That is truely AWESOME!!!!!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
*giggles* this is so fr*cking COOL
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Intesting topic.....nicely crafted.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
this is awesome!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
I love this.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
amazing detail! two thumbs up!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
What are you doing? This is highly irregular. Top build!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
WHAT NINE THOUSAAAND!?
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
What the HAL 9000? Someone didn't like this movie? It's a great movie... Cool MOC, too. Congrats on MOTD (finally, something worthy!).
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Good morning...Dave. I hated that movie, totally boring. HAL was cool, though. Good job, I must say, especially with the lighting effect! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  September 26, 2009
intresting is all i can comment... for now?
 I like it 
  December 5, 2008
You are a Great MOCer!
 I like it 
  September 21, 2008
it looks sort of like an ipode
 I like it 
  June 20, 2008
Great work. Is it a coincidence that each letter in HAL is a letter away from IBM?
Kelly McKiernan
 I like it 
ed kim
  June 4, 2008
the greatest film villain of all time after kane MONOLITH? next?
 I like it 
  May 12, 2008
HAL IS WATCHING YOU!! HE CAN CAN READ YOUR LIPS!!!!
 I like it 
  April 18, 2008
Very nice! Great construction! I would have never thought of some of those techniques. Excellent job! Keep up the great work!
 I like it 
  April 18, 2008
"I'm sorry i can not do that Dave" nice its been a long time scince i saw that movie
 I like it 
  April 15, 2008
"Open the pod bay doors, Hal. What's the matter Hal? Open the doors!" "I think you know what the problem is as well as I do, Dave. I've gone nuts."
 I like it 
  March 29, 2008
SO FREKKIN AWESOME! Looks just like the actual interface. Please send me instructions. Anyway, nice work.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2008
So damn awesome! Looks just like the corrupt comuter. My older brother is gonna love this one.
 I like it 
  June 12, 2007
Very nice work Bink/Kelly. I only read the book, so I'm unsure as to how it should look, but it does have a very unique build. Love the way the the camera-thing is attached.
Kelly McKiernan
 I like it 
Jackson F.
  May 13, 2007
"Dave,that's not the right button,Dave,"I saw this movie when I was 6 and totally freaked when Bowman got flung through space and time,so I never saw the end.Can someone tell me?This is really cool,my GPS is named HAL :)
 I like it 
  April 26, 2007
Sick! HAL should hook up with the female computer on Icarus 2 (Sunshine) hehe. Great job-the red light is creepily cool.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2007
Mr Clarke would be proud! great work :)
 I like it 
  April 26, 2007
"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that." I love this! This is quite cool. You are quite talented at your LEGO work.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2007
Very nice, I also would be interested in instructions. Interesting you gave HAL a gender too ;)
 I like it 
  April 25, 2007
That's really nifty! I would like to see instructions.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2007
I love it! I'm happy to finally see another good 2001 MOC! You could have left it as it was, but the addition of the light made it even better! Very nice work.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2007
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL. OPEN THE POD BAY DOORS, HAL!" / "I'm sorry Dave, this conversation can serve no further purpose."
 I like it 
  April 25, 2007
I'm speechless... Its... Its awesome!
 
By Kelly McKiernan
Add to my favorite builders

97
people like this. See who.

35,936 visitors
48 comments
Added April 25, 2007
 You are at the beginning of this folder. Stargate
More from Kelly
More across MOCpages
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop HAL 9000Science fiction sculpture


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use