The Creature (from the Black Lagoon) was a competitor in Series 4 of Robot Wars. It was a dome shaped robot with two lifting tusks, resembling Matilda's, as its weapons. It was built by a team of ten people from Rhyl High School in North Wales, who covered the machine with an elaborate design made from polystyrene, clay, and fibreglass, which took less than three hours to sculpt. The team's other entrant, Twn Trwn, also had elaborate artwork. Most of the robots parts were from a wheelchair, whilst the wheels were from a go-kart. The robot cost £300 to make and was built over three and a half months.
The robot was named and designed after the eponymous monster from the horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Robot History Edit
Inverterbrat and Berserk 2, both Heat Finalists in the previous war, were The Creature's opponents in Round 1 of its heat. It locked together with Inverterbrat at the start, until Refbot broke them apart. As Inverterbrat became beached on its flipper, Berserk 2 lifted The Creature slightly. However, with Inverterbrat no longer mobile, The Creature made it through to Round 2.
This fight was against 8th seeds Gemini, and the clusterbot split up and flipped The Creature. This then caused its paper mache shell to fall off, but the robot bounced back onto its wheels. Both halves of Gemini flipped The Creature against the arena wall, and they both put their flipper beneath The Creature's wheel, flipping simultaneously and throwing The Creature out of the arena.
At the end of the series, The Creature was nominated for the Best Design Award, but lost out to Gemini, the robot that defeated it in combat.
|UK Robot Wars Series 4||Heat F||Eliminator||(24) Berserk 2
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1