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DIY WALL-E
February 8, 2012 9:49 AM   Subscribe

The WALL-E Builders Club formed in October 2007 as an offshoot of the R2 (yes that one) builders club, to create their own WALL-E replica. This is their current progress on the project.
posted by mrzarquon (17 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, the R2 builders gallery is another level of nerdtastic.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:52 AM on February 8, 2012


I am sadly wasting my life with family, work and the pursuit of knowledge.
posted by shothotbot at 10:11 AM on February 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Bonus: R2 Builder's appearance on Judge Joe Brown.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:15 AM on February 8, 2012


Does it play music from Hello Dolly? That would be a nice touch.
posted by klausman at 10:25 AM on February 8, 2012


WALL-E looks like the offspring of Number 5 from Short Circut.
posted by Sailormom at 10:58 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


I need to go lay down, and figure out to buy or steal it.
posted by iamabot at 11:02 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ok, maybe not steal it, but get close and mumble.
posted by iamabot at 11:05 AM on February 8, 2012


They're destined for disappointment. Wall-E isn't physically realizable, since there's not actually room inside his body for all his parts to fold inside. Like the 3D model Pixar made for him has a TARDIS-like interior to hold all the parts.
posted by silby at 11:25 AM on February 8, 2012


> They're destined for disappointment.

They are Star Wars model building nerds, I think after the prequels, they can handle all sorts of disappointment.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:49 AM on February 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wait, Wall-E is made of MDF? Sacrilege!
posted by sneebler at 12:06 PM on February 8, 2012


There is an absolutely special joy to seeing the R2 clubs out and about. You get that weird kind of rush like at Disneyland or something: unreality steps convincingly out into the plane of reality. I saw a group at the SF Maker Faire a couple years back and man is it neat to see a bunch of them together.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:19 PM on February 8, 2012


silby: "They're destined for disappointment. Wall-E isn't physically realizable, since there's not actually room inside his body for all his parts to fold inside. Like the 3D model Pixar made for him has a TARDIS-like interior to hold all the parts."

I own a transforming toy that comes pretty close though, so I think they can figure something out.
posted by danny the boy at 2:09 PM on February 8, 2012


So this "club" is two elderly nerds? Is there some minimum level of membership before adults get to call themselves a club? I mean, sure, G.R.O.S.S. had only two members and was very exclusive, but these guys are adults.
posted by wilful at 2:25 PM on February 8, 2012


wilful, I believe the minimum is 2.
posted by leotrotsky at 3:29 PM on February 8, 2012


WV
posted by crawl at 7:55 PM on February 8, 2012


Obligatory.
posted by ColdChef at 8:33 PM on February 8, 2012


I thought DIY WALL-E was in October?
posted by ericbop at 11:43 AM on February 9, 2012


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