WALL-E; the last surviving cute robot on an abandoned Earth tasked with tidying up the mess we made. Disney-Pixar’s masterpiece melted hearts around the world in 2008, but a decade on in 2018 several pieces of news have emerged over the course of the year that make us sure we’re heading ever closer to the grim reality depicted in the movie.
We don’t yet have cute little rubbish-collecting robots like the Wall-E and Eve pairing built by Flickr’s Luis Peña pictured here to help, but there are a few very easy things that we can do to lessen our impact upon our environment. Turn things off, recycle everything we can, and switch Google for Ecosia. Each year around 300,000 visitors arrive here at The Lego Car Blog directly via a search engine. If they all arrived via the tree-planting alternative Ecosia that would be a lot of trees!
To find out more about what The LEGO Company is doing to reduce its environmental impact click here and to see more of Luis’ brilliant Wall-E and Eve builds click the link above.
If you’re here and you’re six*, you’re going to enjoy the video below! Fresh from the Disney Pixar ‘Cars 3’ movie, Lighting McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Mater are visiting the Top Gear Test Track in LEGO form, and they’re about to meet a very special resident!
LEGO’s official Disney Pixar ‘Cars 3’ Juniors sets are available to buy now.
The fun festival of all things Lego, sci-fi and car-like that is Febrovery has started over on Flickr. These mash-ups of parts and stickers from LEGO’s Disney “Cars” license and old space themes from Frost really caught our eye. The pair of bonnets (hoods for American readers), wrapped around the rocket on the M:Tron design, are particularly good bit of NPU.
The group is already filling up with a wide variety of eccentric and sometimes useful looking vehicles from a wide variety of builders, many of whom are TLCB regulars. Click this link to the group to find out what’s going on.
Disney Pixar’s 2008 CGI smash is easily in the Elves’ top 10 films, despite it having no cars and no explosions. It does of course have one of their other favourite things; robots. WALL-E, the little tracked recycling robot whose story the movie follows, is one of the sweetest characters the Pixar wizards have created yet, and he’s perfect for recreating from the ultimate recyclable toy; LEGO.
David Hensel is the latest in long list of builders to give Disney’s creation a go in brick form, and we think his work shoots straight to the top of the pile. Available to view on Flickr and MOCpages, you can check WALL-E and his plant out via the links above. The Elves like it very much – it’s even renewed their vigour for recycling, and if they can recycle, anyone can.
Uh oh… Lotso the evil pink bear has escaped from his ties to the front of the refuse truck, and now he’s mad. The slightly unhinged Gilcelio takes the Toy Story narrative a little further than Pixar intended with this Woody-Destroying Mech. See more on Flickr.
Henning Birkeland over on MOCpages loves the Ultimate Build “Cars” sets so much he decided to make his own. The Lego Car Blog Elves are so impressed they just had to share them. Henning first built the aptly named Red, the friendly fire engine, and now we have the not so friendly Sheriff. We hope to see more of these wonderful “Ultimate Builds” from this very talented builder as I’m sure you do too.