I spent a large portion of last weekend playing with Lego with my 7-year-old nephew. We built spaceships and flew them around my brother and sister-in-law’s living room. It was tremendous fun and brought me back to my days of playing Lego with my older brother, with whom I also had tremendous fun building spaceships. I only found out later that he was just trying to rebuild a spaceship for which I had lost the instructions. Whoops.

What I’m trying to say is that Lego is awesome and it’s a great way to bring families together to work towards a common, fun purpose. Such is the case for Curtis Cunningham and his son Isaac. The two are also Canucks fans and 8-year-old Isaac combined his love of Lego and the Canucks in his latest creation: Canuckbot.

It’s a slick little creation, using all blue, green, and white blocks (with a little grey in the joints). You’ll also notice that Canuckbot is clearly armed, with hockey stick style melee weapons, taking a page from Casey Jones. What other deadly weapons is Canuckbot hiding? Are those laser eyes? Are there rockets hidden in his boots? Missiles in his arms? Is Canuckbot an unstoppable killing machine?

Unfortunately, no. Canuckbot isn’t for destruction, he’s for hockey. According to Isaac, Canuckbot is “a super fast skater, is really good at scoring goals, and is one of the trickiest hockey players to defend.”

No word on whether Canuckbot is android or cyborg, which is a shame, because if he were cyborg, we could ask if he literally has the heart of a Canuck (and which one).

Anyway, since Isaac’s father Curtis is a photographer and graphic designer, Isaac got to have his Lego robot put on proper display, and, since Curtis knows which is Canuck blog is best, he sent the photo to us. Great work, Isaac.

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5 comments

  1. invisibleairwaves
    October 7, 2011

    I, for one, welcome our new hockeybot overlords.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      October 7, 2011

      A thousand times yes.

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  2. WP664
    October 8, 2011

    Finally a 2nd line winger who can keep up with Kesler?

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    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2011

      Ha!

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  3. Curtis Cunningham
    October 10, 2011

    Thanks Daniel for the great write-up. I showed my wife and she quite liked what you wrote. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

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