Run on Robot Temple’s building instructions are available to buy as a digital download from the official 28 Bricks Later Shop on Etsy for just £15.00!* The instructions can be viewed on PDF-enabled tablets and computers, or can be printed in A4 and A5. All parts are easy to source from Lego® set 75137 – ‘Carbon Freezing Chamber’.
Run on Robot Temple was my itching to build something directly interactive combining robots and an Indiana Jones motif. The model itself is built purely from the Lego® elements in official LSW set 75137 – ‘Carbon Freezing Chamber’. If you have that set, you know you have the Lego® parts to build the model too. The piece is a full play-set with storyline. I wanted the model to feel more linear than the set it came from, so there are distinct sections along the length. For instance, the first part is a teleport / landing pad that leads to the main platform. You can see the pad and main area below.
I particularly enjoyed recreating the mural (above, right). The design is quite simple but captures the look of those arrow-shooting faces from Raiders of the Lost Ark. I also added a control panel for the doors here. I wanted the Temple to feel old, but also Sci-fi, so old in the future.
Since we’re going for old in the future, normally-opening doors felt a little boring. As such, I went for vertically rotating gates that close around the path, not through it.
At the end of the bridge is a crystal treasure, with lanterns at either side, but that would be just too easy and no fun. So, under the path I made a robot guardian bust that could be revealed and rise up to confront anyone hoping to take the treasure.
The bridge retracts under the treasure and the Guradian’s head lifts up. This is all done with levers so you’re not reaching into the model and the parts move smoothly, then stay put. I had great fun building this.
One of the things I love about building these models with interactivity, is that they make great set pieces for my Instagram videos. If you haven’t seen it, the episode, ‘Vision’ is below.
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