Once upon a time in the Lego building area in the living room of my son on a week-end in autumn, 2012...
I don't remember all the details - anyway I had the idea to rebuild Wall-E - from Lego bricks of course. I started with the search for pictures of Wall-E at the internet. And I found only a few helpful pictures. Which dimensions has this small "rob"? What functionality should it have and how big could it be built with my available bricks?
From a first idea to a long-winded and sophisticated project...
My questions became more then less and I couldn't reveal all secrets from my little friend. So, some parts of Wall-E are my own interpretations and other parts are a compromises according to the existing Lego bricks.
I knew fairly quickly, which skills should get my little "cleaner". And also very fast I could see the limits - limits of bricks and limits regarding my craft and creativity.
The circumstance of missing bricks and colours is the smallest probleme here.
Moving was a requirement. So my Wall-E has two motorized chain drives (realized with two small Power-Function-motors). The power therefor comes from a battery pack on Wall-E's bottom. The robot is also remote controlled. The receiver is inside the body. When it moves straight ahead, two small LED's glow on the front panel.
I overruled my great idea, to fold up the chain drives. Also the telescopic arms and the electrical variable eyes. It was impossible to install all these things in this model size. But you can move both arms ahead / back and up / down. The hands are full moveable.
At the front he has a hatch. If you open the hatch you can see inside. The body can transport a scrap cube - slight modified, because of the motors.
For not to be empty-handed, I gave him some accessories: a shoe with plant, a lunch box and a scrap cube.
My Lego Wall-E has the following dimensions:
Lenght: 20 Studs
Width: 25 Studs
Hight: 31 Studs
Weight: 1084 g (without accessories)
He consists of 1609 bricks (with accessories).
Awww that's to bad! I would realy like to built this Wall-E for my boyfriend on valentines day. He (and me as well) totally loves the figure. And i think your version of him is one of the bests i have seen!! So.. iff you still like to offer your design to me in person, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.. I would be extremely happy!
(Or maybe send your design to cuuso.com?!)