The HMS Boudicca, by Singapore toy maker Michael Sng, isn’t just a static sculpture, it’s a fully-functional, 3D-printed robot tank. That’s right, it was painted and assembled entirely by hand, boasting a hexapodal walking motion, powered toy guns, along with a host of other electronics. Believe it or not, you can actually buy this robot for a cool $5,000. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
“It’s the creation of Michael Sng, a toymaker from Singapore who was previously the lead product designer for the STIKFAS range of action figures. The walking tank is the first in Sng’s ambitious Codename Colossus project, a ‘made-to-order, kinetic toy line set in Europe in an alternate history during The Great War.’ Although Sng’s website doesn’t offer much detail on this fictional backdrop, the Boudicca itself reminds us of the steampunk universe of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan novels, where giant iron mechas battle it out with bio-engineered beasts of war in an alternate history WWI,” according to The Verge.