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Updated: May 20, 2021

Hello Robert,

Believe it or not, I finally got my act together and took a few pictures of the LIS Robot Bird for you. Please feel free to use them as you wish. I'll also give you a little information about myself. I'm a forty two year old automotive engineer. I also screen print T-shirts a a side business. I'm married to my first wife of eighteen years. We have two children, Adam who is twelve, and Rachel who is ten.

Both love Lost in Space..., or else their grounded. Just kiddin! With all of this going for me, I keep pretty busy. As a hobby, I collect toys, mainly space and sci-fi toys from the 60's. My biggest toy is a life-size B-9 they I made myself, with the help of many talented friends. I'm a bit of an artist, so I decided to sculpt and build the Robot Bird because no one else did. Besides, I've always loved pirates. Robots make up the bulk of my toy collection. Nick got a lot of attention the 2003 LISfest, in Cleveland. I entered him in the model contest. Nope, didn't win!

Nick is cast in plastic resin. His eyes do not light up..., yet! I put him on a black wooden base with the words "Tucker's Luck" printed on it. I used screen grabs and photos to sculpt him by. I'm sure he is not exact, but he's pretty darned close. Thanks again for the interest.

If there is anything else, I can do for you, please let me know. Once I get on a role, I'm pretty efficient.


Pat Burns built "Nick" from scratch, using photos and screen grabs for reference. It is approximately 1:1 scale. He created it specifically for the LISFest model contest. Pat is 42 year old kid who never got over growing up in the sixties. He lives in Springfield, Ohio, and is a car builder by trade. Aside from the Bird-bot, Pat has also built a full size B-9. He was on display at LISFest also. Pat's was the one on the rock base with the space background.

Pat is currently looking into licensing the bird so that I might legally sell it. I like to keep things on the up and up. I don't want to fall into the "bootlegger" image.

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