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.
The Elves love today’s find. It’s massive, it’s remote controlled, it features a slightly obscure Disney reference, and – perhaps most importantly – it’s orange. This superb DAF XF FT Space Cab truck, complete with Power Functions remote control and a brilliant trailer with brick-built livery, comes from gtahelper of Brickshelf, and there’s loads more to check out at the extensive image gallery – click the link above to window shop.
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.