All images via Moko’s Lego Blog
Photo: Moko (Lego Road)

Making a box out of Lego bricks is easy. Making a smooth cube using flat Lego pieces slightly more challenging. Creating a smooth cube with cool decorations that transforms into a small robot with a ton of personality, as Lego engineer Moko has? That’s master builder stuff.

Moko’s Cube-Robo, via The Brothers Brick, is a tiny work of Lego art. To make a flat cube out of Lego bricks, one has to come up with an underlying construction that features enough studs in the right places to affix all of the smooth pieces. A lot of planning goes into making it work.

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But Moko’s cube is more than meets the eye. Does a regular cube do this?

How about this?

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In mid-transformation, you can really see how cool Cube-Robo is. These aren’t bricks being detached and reattached to give the illusion of change. This little model is built so it can be manipulated into a new form, like a real Transformer toy. The process is almost more impressive than the result.

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He’s so freaking adorable, isn’t he? The beefy chest, the stump legs? Using the clear blue piece for the eyes/visor so light shines through, giving it a glowing effect? He’s even got little hands, which can’t really be seen in the photographs but are totally there.

Not only is he cool-looking, Cube-Robo is cool-posing as well. Check him out.

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Check out Moko’s blog on Cube-Robo for tons more photos of this boxy boi in action, along with Moko’s other amazing creations (I’m a big fan of the assault bear robot).

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