“Terex” – The Norwegian Terminator. (Photo: Jan Smiebakken/NRK)
Jan Smiebakken is such a big fan of the Terminator films that he made himself a full-size robot.
It started two years ago, when the avid movie fan started mounting some loose parts from a wrecked truck. Today, a fully sized copy of the intrepid robot that is partly human and partly machine is on display at the Kvinesdal cinema.
– I am a big fan of the Terminator movies, so I just started to build a robot, Smiebakken tells NRK.
All parts are junk from cranes and trucks. The head is moving and lights are coming from his eyes. The creator has lost count of how many hours he have spent constructing.
Smiebakken explains that the head consists of a rod, ball bearings and a windshield wiper motor from a truck. A sensor allows the head to move when someone passes.
Although he has seen the Terminator films several times, he has added some personal characteristics.
– It is not identical with the original, but similar. The height is the same, Smiebakken says.
The fifth edition of the Terminator films has its world premiere in June. It is the beginning of a trilogy where Schwarzenegger plays the distinctive role.
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews