National Geographic channel Nat Geo Wild unveiled a lion sculpture made of clockwork parts this morning (28 January) on London’s Trafalgar Square.

Famously, there are four bronze lions guarding Nelson’s Column. They have been there since the 19th Century, but today they welcomed a newcomer.

It’s not quite the Circle of Life, however, as this lion is only a temporary addition to the pride.

The statue, made of clocks and cogs, is designed to highlight the limited time we have left to save lions in their natural habitat. (Metro.co.uk)

Countdown star Rachel Riley unveils Nat Geo WILD’S dramatic new clockwork lion sculpture in Trafalgar Square, highlighting the plight of big cats ahead of Big Cat Week.  (telegraph.co.uk)

I’m gonna regret writing this, but I just had a random thought when I woke up this morning.

Okay, you know how when ghosts have a ghostly tail, the color is the dominant color of their outfit?

Like look at danny:

The dominant color is black so his tail would be black.

Have a look at Desire:

Hers is blue, so her tail would be blue.

Now look at Clockwork:

His is blue, but the only blue on him is his skin color.

Does that mean he’s not wearing any pants? Like if he got legs, he would be half naked?


These clever clockwork toys are self-propelled mechanical models made of laser-cut plywood and powered by rubber bands. They’re called UGEARS and they’re assembled without the aid of any glue or screws. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions (and provide your own rubber band) to construct miniature machines, including a steam locomotive (powered by a rubber band engine) and train rails, a tractor, a harvester, a mechanical theater, and a working safe.

“UGEARS realized the idea of modular mechanical models in which everything is real. It’s absolutely fascinating to see the true mechanical miracle coming to life in your hands giving you a glorious feeling of creation.”

Each functional model features visible working parts, so that you can see and learn about what makes the machines run. These UGEARS models are currently available via a fully-funded Kickstarter campaign that has just a couple days remaining.

Click here to learn more.

[via WebUrbanist]

The Character design Challenge Theme of January month was “Roller Derby”. I already tried Roller Derby with friends and i was too much scared about hurting my tiny work’tools (my hands). But i could completly changed my mind if a Clockwork Orange Derby Team was created !!! - Roller Derby - Clockwork Orange Kurbrick tribute - by Yrgane RAMON