LEGO Johnny Five

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LEGO Johnny Five

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Daniele Benedettelli made an amazing LEGO Johnny Five, Steve Gutenberg not included…

The triangular structure of the treads has been built after precise studies of real Johnny five photos: a pre-production CAD drawing helped this process. An early version of J5 base had the most perfect proportions achievable with Lego gears, using Technic large turntables: unfortunately, those turntables made links escape while treads were turning.

So, in the actual version, turntables has been replaced by 40z gears, that don’t damage design too much and allow a very smooth motion.

Lego Johnny Five – [via] Link.

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6 thoughts on “LEGO Johnny Five

  1. amp2003 says:

    Wow, this could be the tipping point folks. I have ver 1.0 mindstorm set, and I’ve lusted after the NXT for a while now. Come to think of it, my $250 would rather buy legos than a Wii, or half a PS3.

  2. RobboBobbo says:

    As one of the puppeteers on the second Short Circuit film I must admit that seeing this gave me a massive falshback experience, serious head pain and the uncontrollable urge to devour all of my son’s Lego.

    Once the nausea passed and the last of those sharp cornered blocks of plastic had been coughed up into the toilet bowl, I regained my senses and immediately ordered our own NXT. We won’t be making J5, although I still hold him dear in my heart, but will instead create a hybrid Bionicle Star Wars creature that can kick J5’s ass. It’s my son’s Lego and I’m only here to help him realise his vision.

    Cool.

  3. rabagley says:

    I don’t have children (we’re trying) but my Lego collection is rather substantial. When I have children who get up to the right age, they’ll be introduced, but even then, I will always keep some lego toys to play with.

    Adults should have some low-mid cost toys, too.

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