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"There are lots of different routes through it, so only a complete idiot would ever end up going down a dead end."
— Jeremy Clarkson demonstrates ironic humour as he walks down a dead end while introducing the Labyrinth

Labyrinth was one of the Trial events that featured during Series 1 of Robot Wars. Appearing solely in Heat E of that series, it essentially consisted of an enlarged version of the metal maze seen in The Gauntlet, with three entrances, spiked pyramids and three House Robots - Sergeant Bash, Shunt and Matilda - located in different places within the maze.

Five competitor robots would start at one end of the maze and had 90 seconds to reach the end zone on the other side, with the House Robots having the freedom to drive around and away from their original places to impede their progress. The robot which travelled the least distance by the end of the Labyrinth would be eliminated from the competition. If all five robots made it to the end zone, the one which completed the maze in the slowest time would be eliminated.

It is notable that the only time the Labyrinth appeared, the results table was completely inaccurate, with Bodyhammer and REALI-T's finishing positions being swapped around, and Psychosprout's name being misspelt as "Pyschosprout".