Tuesday 27 August 2013

Penrith of the Daleks

In a wonderfully random development, the reception area of Tim Roebuck Opticians, in the middle of Penrith, has gained a Dalek. There's probably quite a good 'You'll think you'll need your eyes tested' type gag to insert at this point, but I can't think of one right now.

It's a fan-made example, albeit largely following the 'official' plans, and with the headlight/flashers made from the same parts that the BBC uses: the company that manufactures Belisha beacons makes them especially for the Beeb's Daleks: they even have a BBC part number, apparently. It also has a built in ring modulator (so the person inside can do the voice!).

Anyway, if you're local, do pop in to say hello/exterminate, as I'm told he won't be there for long...


  1. This invention or innovation too similar to R2D2 from Star Wars. What a fun way to surprise people or attract them with the uncanny resemblance.

  2. Its a good invention and its very surprising at first look. I am sure people sitting there will have different views few will be even frightend seeing it.