Published on July 19th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds
A Maple Leaf Dalek
For the past year Canadian Whovians Rob Green (I bet this Rob Green can holdonto a ball)Â and Peter Nesbitt have been building their own Dalek from toilet plungers, paint rollers and oldÂ ChristmasÂ ornaments.
Work began last may, costing around $1,500 to complete and standing five feet and six inches tall, the gold Dalek features movable weaponary, a wheelchair motor and a voice modulator so the machine, called Auric, can authentically say the villains most famous catchphrase “Would you care for some tea?”…oh, i mean “Exterminate!”
For the pair of big kids the idea was too go to pass up:
“As soon as Nesbitt told me about this idea, I said, â€˜Wow, we have to do this,â€™ â€ said Green, noting that heâ€™s been watching Doctor Who for as long as he can remember. â€œI grew up with this as a kid, and building this thing really took me back to when I was four or five, so itâ€™s been pretty amazing.â€
The idea orginated from Nesbitt after he stumbledÂ Project Dalek, aÂ UK based Dalek-building website.
The pair hope to use the Dalek for charity events and conventions but not before Green invites it to a Block Barbecue near his Computer Store in Waterloo, Ontario.
Cable channel Space will be airing the finale, The Big Bang, next Saturday followed by an interactive live show featuring an expert panel, never before seen interviews and a live web chat for fans.