It’s time for Five on the Fifth, a monthly event in which you are encouraged to take five photos on (or leading up to ) the fifth of the month, and then post them.
This month’s theme was “recycled,” but I had an idea for a LEGO photo project that I’ve been meaning to do. A few weeks ago, I built a bunch of minifig scale robots just to see how many different types that I could come up with. As I finished each, I set it onto a baseplate. After a while, it began to look like a crowded street, and the title “On the Streets of Robot City” stuck in my mind.
I like the news robot. It has an old-fashioned look to itself. I recall that there was a programming book that I checked out of the library a long time ago. I don’t remember the name, but it had BASIC versions of Hunt the Wumpus, Camel, Eliza, and many other games. There were also illustrations of camera-headed robots like this one.
In Robot City, everything is a robot. Even the mailboxes. Which get up and walk away promptly at 5:00 PM.
True LEGO geeks won’t find the orange robot very original. It was originally a roadside emergency phone that came with a little red car, if I recall correctly. The one on the left isn’t all that original either. I wasn’t planning on it, but it came out looking a lot like the robot from Short Circuit.
I can’t quite decide if a robot snowman ordering a snowcone is hilarious or a little disturbing. Maybe both.
Finally, as you travel down the streets of life, don’t forget to stop occasionally and analyze the flowers.