- "It all started when our family was lucky enough to get tickets to the filming of Series 4. My boys Scott (8) and Daniel (5) decided that it would be a good idea if Dad built a robot and appeared on Robot Wars. I said that I would maybe have a go, hoping that they would forget in the months to come. No such chance and I found myself committed to a new project."
- — Ian Lockhart on entering Robot Wars
The Team[edit | edit source]
Ian Lockhart decided to start building a robot after attending the filming of Series 4 with his family, having been persuaded by his two sons. He built Lambsy, the team’s first entry, with the help of Tony Tobbell, a work colleague of his. Scott Lockhart, Ian’s older son, was the third team member, being weapons operator and Team Captain.
- "My background is electronics, so I got together with a friend from work (Tony) and we set about planning a Robot. Tony looks after the mechanics and pneumatics”"
- — Ian Lockhart on building Lambsy
Lambsy first fought in Series 5, where it reached Round 2, and was modified with a disc in the jaws for Series 6, but failed to qualify. The team also fought with Lambsy in Extreme 2, where Scott and Daniel took the controls of Lambsy for the Minor Meltdown tournament. This was the team’s most successful performance, as they finished as runners-up.
The team also entered the featherweight competitions of Extreme 2 and Series 7 with Cutlet.
After failing to qualify for Series 6, the team decided to build a new robot, because they realized that whilst Lambsy was tough and durable, it was not aggressive enough.
The team’s second heavyweight was Ewe 2, which fought in Series 7, also reaching Round 2. It was originally intended to compete in the Minor Meltdown, but was not finished in time, so Lambsy was brought out of retirement.
Ewe 2 also fought in the Annihilator of Series 7, though Tony Tobbell was not present, with Daniel Lockhart being the third team member on that occasion. The statistic board remained the same however.
Robots[edit | edit source]
|Lambsy||Heavyweight||Series 5, Extreme 2|
|Ewe 2||Heavyweight||Series 7|
|Cutlet||Featherweight||Series 7, Extreme 2|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 6
- Losses: 6
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Main Series||Team Coyote Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Heat, Round 2 with Lambsy|
|The Sixth Wars||Failed to qualify with Lambsy|
|The Seventh Wars||Heat, Round 2 with Ewe 2|
Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Cutlet
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|
|Series 2||Minor Meltdown, Final with Lambsy|
Featherweight Championship, Final with Cutlet
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
The team also built two antweight robots; Torant, which fought at a live event in Debenham and finshed third, and Antomkia, which was a modified Dantomkia pullback toy.
The team entered Lambsy into the spin-off show Techno Games, where it competed in the football competition as Golden Balls.
After Robot Wars ended, Ewe 2 was rebuilt and featured a full-pressure flipper. Due to its success rate in the live events, this incarnation was awarded the top seed placing for the Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2004 where it finished 4th overall. It continued to fight in the events before being sold to Team Tilly in the summer of 2006. It was renamed as Tilly Ewe 2 where it fought in events until it retired and replaced by Tilly 2 Evo.
Since Robot Wars, Cutlet has also been heavily modified, being upgraded to Cutlet 540, which finished second in the 2004 Featherweight Championship. In 2007, it was sold to Team Shock, who rebuilt it and renamed it as Aftershock.
For the Roaming Robots 2005 Winter Tour, the team built 4 Baa 4, an invertible, four-wheel pushing robot with wedges on the front and rear. In 2007, it was sold to Team Shock, who later sold it to Team Toon in 2008. Team Toon have renamed the robot as 44 Toon.
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