Here is a collection of photos by an artist who takes drift wood and makes horses out of a bunch of different pieces. They are surprisingly lifelike looking. They are somewhat of a cross between looking like a real horse, a zombie horse, and a mechanical horse. What really makes them look real is the background setting and pose.
Here is a video of a stair climbing mech suit which appears to be built out of car shocks. The video shows the mech like chair unit climbing down stairs and then walking across the floor. There are two guys standing to either side to catch the guy riding it if it falls over.
In this video a guy in Japan shows off a mech he built for around $300,000. It looks like a mech but the legs don't actually lift off the ground and seem to just slide along like the feet have rollers under them. He has air cannons mounted on either side.
There are a bunch of different video clips of this mechanical spider vehicle and here is one of them. Basically the guy sits in the middle of the "spider" and walks it around with some joysticks. One thing I noticed about the legs is that some of them just seemed to slide along the ground as if the weight was on a different foot than some of the feet that were down. I assume this would allow it to walk on more uneven terrain but on blacktop it seems a little strange. It looks like the gas tank is right behind the drivers head. Apparently they also took this Mondo Spider vehicle to Burningman.
The latest Lego build is a video of a guy who built a flame thrower out of Legos. I'm not sure how much of a part the Legos actually play in the flame thrower. I assume he has some kind of trigger or rubber bands or some such that lets whatever he is using out of it's container. I don't see that there is any lighting mechanism so he probably just used a hand lighter. The Legos are mainly just the body and handle of the flame thrower. The best part (or worst part) about it is that he is testing the flame thrower inside the house. Is this guy a runner up for a Darwin award?
The two people aren't the smartest tools in the shed I can tell you that much. Apparently they got the bright idea to try and "surf" on their front lawn. The mechanism seems to be one guy stands on a board which is attached to a rope pulled by a bike. They make an attempt to "surf" on the lawn with this device and suffice to say it is a major failure. The guy on the board gets maybe to feet before falling and the guy on the bike flies head first over the handle bars into the grass. Ouch. They look like twins does that mean they get a double Darwin Award Finalist?