Wall-E . Building instructions included below! . I absolutely adore all of Pixar's movies. I am utterly fascinated by everything that they do, and their latest film, "Wall-E" is to date my favorite of all their movies. I cannot explain why, but ever since I purchased this movie, I have been watching it over and over like a little kid. From the storytelling to the visuals to the story itself, the film is simply wonderful.
Let me start by saying that this was not a commercial project, and was not done in my capacity as a LEGO Certified Professional. This was the first time in many, many years that I simply sat down and built a LEGO creation just for me, just because I wanted to. (And I loved every minute of it!)
I know a lot of people have created "Wall-E" LEGO models (including one of the Pixar animators!) so I thought, why not add mine to the mix? And since I love building in microscale, I thought I'd try to create the tiniest "Wall-E" that still had all the expression and emotion seen in the movie.
To me, it was important to get his "facial" expression correct... A lot of the other micro Wall-Es simply place the eyes flat against each other, and to me it's just not Wall-E without the subtle tilt that gives him his expression of kindness and curiosity. (But not SO much that it makes him look sad.)
I also spent a lot of time on his arms. They ended up very simple, but I created about 10 different types of arms. The "real" Wall-E does not have elbows, so his arms slide along an L-shaped track from back to front and then down to his "belly". In my model, you can simulate this by attaching his arms to any of three studs on the side of his body.
I wish I had yellow sabre hilts and light-gray bar w/ clips, but I don't think they exist in those colors. So the arms are shaped roughly correctly, and are based on Angus MacLane's design.
Build your own LEGO Wall-E
The model is a little tricky to build, and you'll have to look very carefully at each image to figure out what parts are used and how they're put together... but these steps should give you enough of an idea to get you going. If you don't have exactly the right parts, try to think about other pieces you might have that can do the job. (For example, I even thought of using shovels for arms at one point.)
If you build your own and add it to MOCpages, feel free to link back to this page so that other people can see these instructions too. Enjoy!
(Above, when you build the eyes, tilt the 1x1 brick up a little so that it's not perfectly straight ... for that "Wall-E" look!)