|Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2 - Minor Meltdown|
The Minor Meltdown logo from the introduction titles
|First Broadcast|| January 16th 2003|
June 13th 2003
|Original channel||BBC Choice/BBC Two|
|Succeeded by||Tag Team Terror|
The Minor Meltdown was a side competition created during Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. It featured six UK series competitors that were driven by children. The layout was two eliminators, two semi-finals and a final. The episode was originally broadcast on BBC Choice on January 16, 2003 and repeated on BBC Two on June 13, 2003.
- The Minor Meltdown final between Bigger Brother and Lambsy is ranked equal nineteenth in the Shortest Battles in UK Robot Wars.
|Dimensions||0.50 x 0.73 x 0.93m|
|Power||2 x 750W electric motors|
|Weapons||Spiked CO2 gas ram flipper|
|From: Brighton in East Sussex|
|Team Members: Joe Watts, Ian Watts & Ellie Watts|
|Killer Carrot 2|
|Dimensions||0.55 x 1.53 x 1.05m|
|Power||2 x 800W electric motors|
|From: Turners Hill in West Sussex|
|Team Members: Rob Englebright, Adam Englebright & Mark Hale|
|Dimensions||0.34 x 1.20 x 0.53m|
|Power||2x 750w electric motors|
|Weapons||Pneumatic flipper & spike|
|Weaknesses||High ground clearance|
|From: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire|
|Team Members: Scott Lockhart, Daniel Lockhart, Tony Tobbell|
|Dimensions||0.32 x 0.84 x 0.83m|
|Power||420w electric motor|
|Weapons||Flipper & spinning blade|
|Weaknesses||Exposed rear wheels|
|From: Southampton, Hampshire|
|Team Members: Francis Gallagher, Ian Aldridge & Kevin Gallagher|
|Dimensions||0.55 x 1.30 x 0.94m|
|Power||350w Electric Motor|
|Weapons||Lifter, Thumper & Spinner|
|Strengths||Tough as old boots|
|Weaknesses||No Side Weapons|
|From: Chester, Buskinghamshire|
|Team Members: Ryan Delph, Chris Delph, Gordon Johncock|
|Dimensions||0.76 x 1.60 x 1.20m|
|Power||2 x Wheelchair motors|
|Weapons||Spike, ram and fork lifter|
|Strengths||Big & strong|
|From: Ludlow in Shropshire|
|Team Members: Paul Snook, Conrad Snook & Luke Angell|
Bigger Brother vs Lambsy vs Saw PointEdit
The initial clash caused the sheep to become dislodged from the top of Lambsy. Lambsy attempted to clamp onto the wheels of Saw Point, but they were too big to reach. Bigger Brother drove into Saw Point and attempted to flip it, before pushing it the length of the arena and tossing it onto its back. Bigger Brother pushed both robots across the arena, before putting Saw Point into Growler's CPZ. Growler seized the immobile Saw Point. As Lambsy and Bigger Brother continued their battle, Growler slammed Saw Point into the side wall, dislodging one of its wheels. Bigger Brother pushed Lambsy into the pit release, flipping it over as Saw Point was counted out. Killalot threw Saw Point around the arena, and Bigger Brother pitted Lambsy, but Saw Point was already out, and it was crushed underneath an array of car parts. Killalot then dropped it out of the arena.
Qualified: Bigger Brother & Lambsy
Rick vs Killer Carrot 2 vs Tetanus 2Edit
Rick and Killer Carrot collided, but neither's flipper got beneath the other. Meanwhile Tetanus 2 moved ponderously towards both robots, and pushed Killer Carrot 2 into the CPZ. However, Rick caught Tetanus 2 and pushed it back, flipping it onto its back. Tetanus 2 used its bizzare design to self-right, and pushed Killer Carrot 2 onto Rick's wedge, who flipped it up but not over. Tetanus 2 and Killer Carrot 2 then fought as Rick activated the pit release. Flipping Tetanus 2 over, Rick pushed it into Killer Carrot, who reversed it into the pit.
Qualified: Rick & Killer Carrot 2
Lambsy vs Killer Carrot 2Edit
Killer Carrot 2 flipped over Lambsy, dislodging the sheep again. Lambsy avoided Killer Carrot 2's flipper, and clamped on to Killer Carrrot 2, pushing it into the CPZ, where Mr Psycho smashed it with its hammer. Both fled the CPZ, and clashed by the flame pit, where Killer Carrot 2's wheel became dislodged. Killer Carrot 2 then attacked Mr Psycho, who had picked up its wheel, but to no avail; its flipper was nowhere near strong enough. Killer Carrot 2 was counted out and put on the floor flipper, but drove off at the last minute. It was finally pitted by Dead Metal.
Bigger Brother vs RickEdit
The beginning of the battle was filled with excitement, but neither robot could land a blow on the other. Rick partially flipped Bigger Brother, but it landed on its wheels. Bigger Brother flipped Rick over, when suddenly Dead Metal's blade came rolling across the arena floor, disappearing in the crack between the arena wall and floor. The pit descended, and Rick fled, with Bigger Brother in pursuit. Rick attempted to right itself, despite being invertible, it could not use its flipper while upside down, thus it failed. Rick broke down in the CPZ, and placed on the spin zone. It flew off quickly, but Bigger Brother could not push it because of the spin. Dead Metal pushed Bigger Brother away, but was also spun to one side. It caught Rick and pitted it.
Winner: Bigger Brother
Bigger Brother vs LambsyEdit
Bigger Brother charged down Lambsy, flipping it onto its side. After activating the pit, Bigger Brother reversed into Lambsy, knocking it down the pit.
Minor Meltdown Champion: Bigger Brother