Monday, November 23, 2009

A cute Hollywood LEGO robot took me on a journey!

I wrote a lot about how it all started and when it was shipped overseas...
But today, it's been

431days since
Wall-E went to Billund

 Coming soon are some of the latest news!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wall-E in BrickJournal

My LEGO bro, NeXTSTROM, once email me a link to my LEGO WALL-E in BrickJournal05... wow ...first published traces of my Wall-E at the festivities!! Turns out i had to purchase the online magazine and hardcopy version.

They don't speak of me but the picture taken at the Mindstorms 10th Anniversary User Models Exhibit in Billund, DK says it all.... Eveaaaaa!
Follows an article by Joe Meno about Angus MacLane from PIXAR who builds with LEGO many of his movie characters.

Get the PDF of this magazine here
it's only a couple of bucks!
I wonder if I'm entitled to a handful of printed copies?

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I've been getting lots of request for how-to build Wall-E and so i point them to my silly videos and pictures I have. From those, many have successfully recreated a Wall-E of their own and have shared pictures with me.

It is great to see him being built by others.

1) Jildert (Belgium)

Jildert help me create some of the LDD files and pointed out some parts I was missing in my tutorial listing. To be noted the variation he brought to the design to fit the parts he had. Very clever indeed. We should be able to see a video of his Wall-e soon.
edit 12-08-2009

Jildert just uploaded some videos on his new YouTube ramacc0 channel.
These videos where taken during the Roborama 2009 contest in Belgium.

2) Tyler (Vancouver, BC)
Tyler asked me if he could build my Wall-E to complement his video store's Wall-E display
I see it is not the first time he uses LEGO to help with movie rental ! :)

3) Ion son of Robert (Texas)

While his son (9yo) was building, not letting his dad interfere, Robert made a detailed part description spreadsheet. This is wonderful work that he is sharing with us. Now, I know my Wall-E has over 780 parts! Thanks Bob.
Meanwhile, they successfully manged to get a working Wall-E on time for the 4th of July local parade - the goal being to help raise awareness of LEGO Robotics in his community while getting ready to coach an FLL team later this year.
...For the parade he used my phone to get wall-e to wave by opening and closing his hands and moving the hand side to side...

Thanks you to all my viewers and fans
and hope to see more Wall-E bros in the near future.

I: /. 7.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Trossen Robotics Contest - Runner-Up winner :D

I'm very honored that my Wall-E has been selected in the runner-up winners for Trossen latest contest
Link to the post on Trossen Robotics FORUM

"Project: Autonomous LEGO Wall-E
Creator: Bazmarc
Prize: $25 Gift Card to the Trossen Robotics Store
Building a Wall-E robot? Awesome. Building it out of LEGOs? Even more awesome! LEGOs sure have come a long way in their lifetime, evolving into the amazing robotics prototyping tool they are today and invoking nostalgia in tinkerers abroad (I mean, who didn’t play with Legos growing up?) Forum member Bazmarc blew us all away when he debuted his LEGO NXT Autonomous Wall-E project, sparking “LEGO-skill” envy unanimously across the forums. Not only did he perfectly capture the look and feel of everyone’s favorite trash bot, he brought it to life with an autonomous navigation system. We can’t wait to see what Bazmarc comes up with next!"

a wowwee rover would had been cool... but 25$ well that's a good start. They are fascinating robot project on this site so being selected is quite an honor.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Quebec Lego User Group on Radio-Canada TV show InfoMan

In This great interview 'in french' i am shown talking about Wall-E and how he was recruited by Marketing Director of LEGO MINDSTORMS in Billund.

Now that you know the 'end' i guess i have to finish my article 'how it all started'

Thanks to Patrick Begin "our club's president" for posting this video first on YouTube.
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