The collar gets made from 108
pieces of 1/4" square acrylic rod heat-formed at 250 degrees
to the shape shown at the left. The tracing at the top is supposedly
from the original, but you may need to extend the top and/or bottom
straightaways depending on your support frame. The bottom photo is
a rib made by Classics Reborn, which is slightly shorter than the
top rib. Its ends are extended for proper attachment to the collar
rings. I used the pattern at the top.
methods can be used to construct the collar, depending on whether
you are building your robot for a person to operate from the inside.
If you aren't concerned about having a person inside, you can just
glue the collar ribs to acrylic circles.
However, if you want to make your collar the way the original was
done for Lost in Space, you'll need a pair of aluminum
channels. I had Craig
Reinbrecht make mine. Below are some photos of Craig’s