Updated: August 27, 2011|
Believe it or not, I finally got my act together and took a few
pictures of the LIS Robot Bird for you. Please feel free to use them as
you wish. I'll also give you a little information about myself. I'm a
forty two year old automotive engineer. I also screen print T-shirts a
a side business. I'm married to my first wife of eighteen years. We have
two children, Adam who is twelve, and Rachel who is ten.
Both love Lost in Space..., or else their grounded. Just kiddin! With all
of this going for me, I keep pretty busy. As a hobby, I collect toys,
mainly space and sci-fi toys from the 60's. My biggest toy is a life-size
B-9 they I made myself, with the help of many talented friends. I'm a bit of
an artist, so I decided to sculpt and build the Robot Bird because no one
else did. Besides, I've always loved pirates. Robots make up the bulk of
my toy collection. Nick got a lot of attention the 2003 LISfest, in
Cleveland. I entered him in the model contest. Nope, didn't win!
Nick is cast in plastic resin. His eyes do not light up..., yet! I
put him on a black wooden base with the words "Tucker's Luck"
printed on it. I used screen grabs and photos to sculpt him by. I'm sure he
is not exact, but he's pretty darned close. Thanks again for the interest.
If there is anything else, I can do for you, please let me know. Once I get
on a role, I'm pretty efficient.
Pat Burns built "Nick" from scratch, using photos and screen grabs for
reference. It is approximately 1:1 scale. He created it specifically for
the LISFest model contest. Pat is 42 year old kid who never got over growing
up in the sixties. He lives in Springfield, Ohio, and is a car builder by
trade. Aside from the Bird-bot, Pat has also built a full size B-9. He was
on display at LISFest also. Pat's was the one on the rock base with the space
Pat is currently looking into licensing the bird so that I might legally sell it.
I like to keep things on the up and up. I don't want to fall into the "bootlegger"