For most people who know what Voltron means, Voltron means robot lions that assemble to form a giant humanoid fighting robot. But for some people who know what Voltron means, Voltron means a fleet of space vehicles that assemble to form a giant humanoid fighting robot. Most people don’t even remember Vehicle Voltron. It’s all about the lions. That’s double true, it seems, of computer modders. Here’s an extremely sweet Voltron Castle mod from Robd82 via PC Part Picker:
Like many kids of the 80s I was a big fan of Voltron and a few years ago I discovered the old Castle of Lions toy in my mum’s attic. This is my attempt at turning it into a functioning computer. It took me three years to finish this project, thanks to all the things that life throws your way including moving house, having a baby, moving again interstate, accidentally bending the motherboard pins, one stick of RAM failing, almost melting the castle, parts not arriving from overseas, and a global pandemic.. just to name a few
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