Our expert's notes
This lot will be auctioned on Tuesday, November 9th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 10th or November 11th.
A full-size, battle-damaged NS-5 robot from Alex Proyas' sci-fi action film I, Robot. In 2035, Chicago Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) investigated the murder of a scientist by an NS-5 robot, despite the fact that, according to the "Three Laws of Robotics", robots were not capable of harming humans.
Most of the robots in the film were computer generated, but life-size practical models were required for certain scenes, such as one which took place in Dr. Lanning's (James Cromwell) laboratory, as well as during the climactic battle, when Spooner and Dr. Calvin (Bridget Moynahan) fought off a horde of NS-5s while civilians staged pitched battles with the robots in the streets.
The robot is constructed from various different materials - including formed acrylic for the arm and leg plates, and resin for the joints - with a metal armature at its core. Both the legs and arms move, but are not poseable.
This robot has been intentionally battle damaged. The head is partially melted and the chest plate is missing, revealing its interior mechanisms and bundles of exposed wires. One of the calf plates has also been blackened and cracked.
The robot comes on a custom-made metal display. Other than the obvious intentional distress, it has some additional wear from production use, including cracked paintwork and chips which reveal the resin beneath. Dimensions (displayed): 56 cm x 50 cm x 192 cm (22" x 19¾" x 75½")
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Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 M
This item is located in London.
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