Junky - The GONK droid!

Gonk droid - EPIV

I started this project back in 2010 to have it ready in time for Celebration 5 in Orlando, Florida. Since this picture (from the official C5 Flikr stream), I have made several upgrades and modifications and this little guy has been at Celebration 6 and 8, as well as a few Megacons and parades.

What follows is the progress I made in building Junky, and hopefully this can help you build one of your own! Click on the pictures in each section for a higher resolution image.


For anyone wanting one of their own, it's pretty simple and can cost as little as $50 in bought parts, plus any greeblies you have lying around.

Here's a short parts list of what I bought:
  • 2 - 18 gallon Sterylite storage bins
  • 2 - 4 cup Ziploc storage containers
  • 2 1/2" garage door trim
  • 4" x 10' black drainage pipe
  • 2 sheets of foam core board (for the feet, more is needed if you don't have scrap plastic)
  • glue

Stuff I had lying around:
  • old hand-held shower head pipe
  • scrap HIPS plastic
  • hot glue
  • Krylon Fusion paint
  • 2x4 wood
  • various screws