These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire.

We've gathered blueprints, schematic drawings, and cutaways that dive into the mechanized nuts and bolts. These Jaeger blueprints were drawn up for the Pacific Rim marketing campaign:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

There are loads of diagrams for various Star Wars droids, such as this one from Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

But we also enjoy some of the artsier schematic breakdowns, such as this one that Kevin Tong made for Mondo:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Getting into cyborgs, a Japanese book about the making of RoboCop (the original), offers a peek at the inner workings of Detroit's metal law enforcement officer :

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Osamu Tezuka was never shy about showing us Astro Boy's insides, but the robot hero received a full limited edition print of his inner workings for the Atom Dream Project (via).

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And his design appeared in the CG Astro Boy movie:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These blueprints for the T-800's skull appear in the 1991 Making of Terminator 2 featurette, via James Cameron Online:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Bender's workings are much simpler, at least according to Futurama fan Enrique Guillamon:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

The X-Men-terrorizing Sentinels have shown off their innards in comics:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And most recently in the promotional materials for X-Men: Days of Future Past:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And the Doom Patrol's cyborg Robotman has gotten a similar comics treatment:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Rockman, a.k.a. Mega Man, is still pretty cute without his skin:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And here's a cutaway sculpture by toy modder KodyKoala:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Data got a very rudimentary and not terribly official android anatomy in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

While a later moment on the show hinted at what his insides were actually supposed to look like:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Behold the RX-78-2 Gundam beneath the plating:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And Mechagodzilla:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And the somewhat less famous Robot Kong or Mechani-Kong (via Pink Tentacle):

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

reddit user fancymenofcornwood took a stab at a technical drawing of Wheatley, the intelligence dampening core from Portal 2, though we can't see what's inside:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And deviantART user Mspadfoot333 took apart Portal's turrets:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Here we peer inside one of Robotech's Spartans:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And VF-1 Valkyrie from Macross in Battledroid mode (the credit should actually read Kiyomi Tanaka rather than Seibi Tanaka):

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Adventure Time's BMO is fully exposed in this image by Zureev, also available as a shirt from We Love Fine:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

And going back to cyborgs, here's a pretty, but not particularly informative, technical drawing of a Dalek:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

But this image from Terry Nation's Dalek Special offers a better look at their anatomy:

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots