Lefty Limbo’s Papercraft `Huey’ Drone from Silent Running




The best part of the eco-sci-fi drama Silent Running (1972) is watching Bruce Dern’s character, adrift and alone in space, interact with the three service drones he programs to do various tasks, one of which is playing poker. Years ago Greg at Lefty Limbo found some “dinky” papercraft models of the robots (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) and decided to make one of them—enlarged to life-sized proportions. The impressive end result, minus some hydraulic hoses, is above, but you should read the whole story and check out all the work he put into the project here.

2 Responses to “Lefty Limbo’s Papercraft `Huey’ Drone from <em>Silent Running</em>”

  1. 1 narvo May 11, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Wow, why does Huey look better on your site than on mine? lol =D

    Thanks for the write-up! I should be getting those hydraulic hoses in pretty soon. I’ll be sure to let you know when I do!

  2. 2 Tim May 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful. I first saw the film on TBS back in 1983 (I was 13) and have adored it since.

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