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Flying Brick (originally Learning Curve) was a lightweight robot which competed in the final two seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was a rectangular robot with no active weapon but lots of speed and pushing power. It didn't perform well in competition, winning only one battle against Rhode Hog in Season 4.0. Tim Christy would also compete with antweight competitor Gefahr in the BattleAnts competition.

Tim Christy built a heavyweight version of the robot for Season 5.0 simply titled Brick. However, it had to withdraw from the competition.Citation?


Tim Cristy with Learning Curve at Season 4.0.

Robot History[]

Season 4.0[]

Learning Curve vs. Rhode Hog

Learning Curve's first match of Season 4.0. was against Rhode Hog. As the match began, Learning Curve missed its initial ram and slammed itself into the wall. Then both robots started pushing each other. Rhode Hog managed to get half of Learning Curve in its shell, but could not move and both robots had to be separated. Both robots circled around each other and Learning Curve got a few light rams in before the time ran out. Learning Curve won on a 27-18 judges' decision.

Learning Curve vs. Pursuer

Up next in the preliminary rounds was Pursuer. Learning Curve rammed Pursuer, but glanced off its conical shell harmlessly. It became a pushing match. Pursuer had the slight advantage, as it was lower than Learning Curve and got underneath, but it was a bit hard for it to use this advantage because its opponent kept tending to slide off it. Pursuer did not have enough power to really shove or ram with its spike. Learning Curve seemed to have control problems a bit later into the fight as it slammed itself into the wall in reverse. Pursuer won on a 32-13 judges' decision meaning Learning Curve was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 5.0[]

Flying Brick vs. NT-4

Flying Brick's first preliminary match in Season 5.0 was against NT-4. NT-4 won the match and Flying Brick was eliminated from the tournament again.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Season 4.0 Rhode Hog Pursuer
Season 5.0 None NT-4