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Robot Nativity Scene: The First Robo-Noël

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Written by Paul Strauss | December 7, 2011

I’ll start out by saying that I’m not particularly religious, so I don’t know if any of you guys will be offended by this. If you are, you’re probably reading the wrong website. When I stumbled onto this, I couldn’t resist sharing this quirky little scene of the Nativity, retold with robots.


The sculpture tells the story of the birth of Christ through three robotic wisemen, Mary, Joseph and sweet little Baby Robot Jesus. Instead of gold, frankincense and myrrh, the Magi are bearing a vacuum tube, a gear, and a set of LEGOs, which seems like a much better set of gifts to me. Except for the gold part. Maybe the gear is made of gold, though.


This adorable and humorous sculpture was made by Day of the Robot. It measures about 10.5″(w) x 5.5″(d), and the robots are crafted from Ultracal (high-strength plaster), wire, and polymer clay. The whole thing is set onto a metal base, which has LEDs underneath to illuminate the auspicious occasion.


If you’re a robot geek and have a sense of humor about the holidays, you can grab this unique Robot Nativity scene over at Etsy for $200 (USD).