It was only a matter of time before someone bent the full brunt of their mechanical might toward creating a full-scale, operational version of the Parker Brothers Choppers. Using lithium-ion batteries and a 96-volt electric motor, the guys built a real-life version of the bikes made famous by the first Tron. If that's not enough to pique your interest, they're also giving one of the bikes away to one very lucky fan.

If you want to claim a light cycle as your very own, all you have to do is craft a brief, three-minute video describing why you deserve to take the cycle home as your very own, don't do anything illegal or dangerous while filming it and get chosen out of the hordes of other sci-fi fans itching to get their paws on the machine. It's that simple. Hit the jump to check out a video of the light cycle whirring around a mall parking lot, and head over to the Parker Brothers site for more information on the giveaway.



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      Lunch
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks ergonomically very uncomfortable and tough on your body.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw this in Daytona and met the builder who was nice to answer all my dumb questions he has answered 1,000 other times. They also had a "cut up" one so you could see what was underneath. It's amazing in person. I assume I would need to wear a sports cup to ride that though, I can feel the pain watching.
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Missionary Position. With those extremely slow speeds you have to ask, is he driving it or humping it? Hard to say.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's so crazy.
      Julius
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, please - I'll have one too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      JSMead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Want.
      nst1o1
      • 3 Years Ago
      We all know who needs to win: http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2010/12/fat-tron-guy.jpg
      MotionDesigner
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks cool... but with the way he's positioned on the motorcycle, it seems as if 90% of his weight is directly on his crotch.
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        That's a feature. Due to the lack of a suspension, your testicles act as a shock absorber.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs Tron styled suit to match. The bike in general is so cool though, it's like something Audi would make from the Tomahawk.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Audi didn't make the Tomahawk, Dodge did.
      InCyphe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sharp 90 degree turn please?
      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      For everyone thinking why don't thay mass produce stuff like this, I'm about to burst your bubble. This is very cool looking, but it's not a road going bike. It's more like a ride onto the stage of a sci-fi convention bike. * It can't lean more than about 10 degrees. * It probably doesn't do well on speed bumps. * Centerless hubs are heavy and have a lot of friction * Range and top speed is probably akin to a golf cart Functional vehicles are built by engineers and skinned by artists.
        JasonERF
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Agreed except: Functional vehicles are built by engineers who are given a design by artists. "Make it so!"
          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          I'm a professional artist and I make a very good living in a professional field. I bought my first house when I was 22 with my own money. Don't be so damn ignorant.
          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          @cash: Concept ARTIST - Video game company @Bip: No worries! Not pissy, just defending myself. It's hard to detect sarcasm over the webz. :P
          JasonERF
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          @cashsixeight You totally nerded my comment to death.
          BipDBo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          @A_Guy Just busting your chops man. Don't get all pissy. Engineers like me always joke about artists or designers not do anything useful. That's despite the fact that I'd much rather enjoy a good broadway play or a live orchestra than a mind numbing professional sporting event.
          BipDBo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          @A_Guy You've only asserted that you got paid, not that you did anything useful. Heck, even our president gets paid.
          cashsixeight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          Guy; nice story, but I don't believe you until you tell me what field you are in. Every artist I know (and I went to a design/art school) does not make money through art. They either changed fields completely, or are doing graphics for T-shirts, flyers, advertisments, etc. They are not just creating "art". When you are doing something for a client's request, you are no longer an artist, you are a designer fulfilling requirements.
          cashsixeight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          Agreed except artists make useless paintings that nobody wants and live off their parents. What you meant was industrial designers give the engineers a sketch, but that isn't really true either. Generally the DESIGNERS sketch, sketch, and sketch some more, then do rough orthographics, a clay model, and eventually model the thing in CAD software. THEN it is given to engineers.
          cashsixeight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JasonERF
          Sorry. It just pisses me off when people confuse artists with designers. Artists make pointless things. Designers make useful things.
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