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Being a fan of Lego and Google's Android operating system, this creation was only natural for me. I did some searching and couldn't find any really good Android Lego builds so I decided to build one myself.

The original design was created in the Lego Digital Designer. I used that to then create a bill of materials and the parts were ordered online. I am quite happy with the way it turned out so far. Having said that, I'm not 100% finalized on the design. I'm still investigating the proper length of the arms and legs.

This build currently uses 205 pieces of (mostly) Lime Green bricks. Using the approximate price per brick of $0.15 puts this kit around $30. There were many compromises in this build to get it to the model stage and I estimate that given the full catalogue of Lego parts in Lime Green, the part count of the final build could be reduced by 25%.

If you would like an Android of your own then please support this project. If you want to build one of your own there are a couple of limitations you should be aware of.

A) Some of the Lime Green parts used in this build are not commonly available.
B) Quite a few of the parts are expensive.

Generally speaking, the reason for B is because of A. ;) If we can get this built as a kit, then you won't have to worry about A or B. :)

Added a little YouTube teaser video

There are several points of articulation built into this model. The head can rotate 360 degrees as well as both arms. The antennae can also be positioned and have about 100 degrees of motion.

Future additions: Developers Edition with flying rocket/jet pack.

The one other thing that I would LOVE to see is that if this project reaches 10,000 supporters, is for Lego to use the proper Android green colour, listed as PMS 376C for print and #A4C639 for online hex colour.

Milestones:
24 hours: 1714 supporters. Thank you everyone for your support thus far.
48 hours: 2856 supporters. Let's keep it up!
Just shy of 72 hours: 3299 supporters. Almost 1/3rd of the way there.
1 week: 5,407. Over half of the way there! Let's push it to get the other half in less than a week.

Update Media Mentions:

Foxykeep
DroidHQ
LandOfDroid
Droid-Life
astateofgeek.com
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Geek.com
HelloAndroid
CultOfAndroid
foropen.net
tuttoandroid
Blog Androidsuomi
Mobiflip.de
Droiddog
ress.at
Brick Fanatics
Brickset
Ubergizmo
AndroidGuys
TechnoManiac
OMG!Droid
BPZ Review
MoDaCo
Frandroid
Android in Canada
Android Coliseum
Shout out to the Reddit community, thanks for your support!
Phandroid - 200 to go

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Sept 9th, 2012

There has been quite a bit of talk in the comments about my Minifigure Android/Bugdroid so I decided to add it to the project. Here it is (mostly) painted up. It is made completely from Lego parts but there was quite a bit of cutting and gluing. I hope that the Lego Cuusoo team would consider adding this to the set.

  • android
  • google
  • andy
  • robot
  • nexus
  • green
  • moc
  • bugdroid
  • minifigure
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