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LEGO Mindstorms robot LEGONARDO the artist

I ran across a really wonderful LEGO Mindstorms creation featured at the Brothers-Brick the other day. It was so impressive that I just had to share it with you. Meet LEGONARDO, the LEGO Mindstorms humanoid that can draw pictures – all by itself! 😛

LEGONARDO - LEGO Mindstorms Robot by Danielle Benedettelli

LEGONARDO was created by Danielle Benedettelli, an Italian LEGO Mindstorms fan and robotics engineer. Danielle says the following about LEGONARDO on his website: “Ladies and gentlemen, here is LEGONARDO, a portrayer robot. It is my fourth generation drawing machine. It is inspired by the work of 18th Century Swiss watch and automata makers Pierre Jacquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet. After reading the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, I completely redesigned my portrayer into this shape. The name is a tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian artist and inventor. The drawings are generated by a custom software I wrote, similar to the one used for my first portrayer robot.”

LEGO Mindstorms Robot by Danielle Benedettelli

LEGONARDO himself is an impressive LEGO creation, but the fact that he can draw makes him totally awesome! Below is a video showing LEGOLARDO deeply absorbed in his artistic work. I can’t imagine the amount of designing and programming that went into this guy!

Cool, isn’t it? What do you think? How do you like LEGONARDO? And what do you think he should draw next? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

LEGO Mindstorms Available Now

If you are interested in LEGO Mindstorms you can also check out the LEGO Mindstorms website for more info, and the current selection of LEGO Mindstorms products at the Online LEGO Shop. And you might also like to read about the next generation of LEGO Mindstorms kit coming out soon: A New Generation of LEGO Mindstorms!

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  • Legoman640 March 2, 2013, 11:19 AM

    Whoa! 😯 That is the most awesome creation ever. Plus I got first comment!

    • niceguy 2096 March 4, 2013, 6:03 PM

      yeah totally! I hav two lego minstorms and lots of bricks!!!

  • The Yellow Ninja March 2, 2013, 2:07 PM

    This is amazing! the creation reminds of the robot from the movie Hugo. The detailing is exquisite! Nice job!

  • Lloyd Zx March 2, 2013, 4:39 PM

    He can draw as well as I can! (I am a pretty decent artist)

  • Tobymacboy March 3, 2013, 7:33 AM

    Its an amazing MOC but you can do so much more with Mindstorms than draw a picture. My favorite project is definitely this LEGO Flexpicker http://us.mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Community/NXTLog/DisplayProject.aspx?id=5e3ffc8b-b044-4940-a99b-8935a3fea4b7 I watched the long video and it is outstanding.

    • admin March 3, 2013, 12:33 PM

      Yes, Mindstorms is really amazing. have watched some incredible contraptions on YouTube as well. I just liked this one a lot because it is not just a machine, but it is also “humanized” – so it is both science and art at the same time. 😉

  • Håkan March 4, 2013, 5:36 AM

    I’m a little disappointed that he doesn’t share his crator’s hairdo…

    • admin March 4, 2013, 11:18 AM

      LOL! Yeah, I have thought of that too! 😀

  • Meneldur son of Garamar September 24, 2013, 9:38 AM

    Whew! That is simply stunning! 😮 Wow! I saw an MOC completely comprised of light grey technic elements and it was massive. It was mind-boggling how the designer placed the pieces together in so many irregular ways!

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