Grantham leisure centre to host TV’s Robot Wars champions

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Champion robots are heading for The Meres next month.

Robot Wars’ champions will be fighting it out live in Grantham along with many of the stars of the BBC2 show at Robots Live.

The live show will be staged at the leisure centre on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, for the first time as part of a UK tour. Joining the famous Apollo will be other faces from the new and old series of Robot Wars, including TR2, Eruption, Gabriel and Behemoth. They will all be battling to be crowned the Robots Live Champion.

Joining the competitors in the arena will the ‘House Robots’. Keeping control of the 110kg heavyweights, will be ‘Goliath’, weighing in at 1,000kg and standing five feet tall, he is capable of rolling over a car with his powerful crushing arm and tracked drive. Alongside him will be ‘BattleAxe’, weighing in at 130kg and looking after the 13.6kg featherweight robots.

As well as the combat machines, the show also features unique robot boxers. Standing nearly six feet tall, these mechanical monsters will go toe-to-toe in a pneumatically powered fist fight.

All of the action is housed in a purpose built 6,000kg arena equipped with its own array of weapons including The Pit, floor flipper and two massive hammers which are controlled by the audience.

There will be three shows at 6pm on the Saturday and 12pm and 3.30pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost £16/£14 with a family ticket costing £50. Buy tickets at www.robotslive.co.uk or by phone on 0844 870 0000.