It's a Robot! It's a Terrarium! It's a Robot Terrarium!

Actually it's a robot garden! Thank goodness because I know we're all sick of bumping into terrariums every time we turn around.

What's the difference? Terrariums are self-sustaining and usually enclosed in glass, unlike this badass robot, who's ready to dominate for nature (but must be watered). The figurines come in various sizes and can be combined to create robot garden wars or whatever story line strikes your fancy. They range from $120 to $400, depending on the size.

It's a Robot! It's a Terrarium! It's a Robot Terrarium!

The mastermind artist behind the robot garden is Paloma Teppa. She's lifted terrarium and garden-making out of hippie land and brought it into the future. She also makes one with a three-foot Munny, the Kidrobot figurine, featuring succulents sprouting from his head. There are plenty more where that came from at Plant the Future in Miami. They also have the Munny versions for sale at Base on Lincoln Road in Miami. Look for e-commerce on their website in about a month, when they'll sell both ready-made and DIY robot gardens. And if you're not in Miami and can't wait a month for your earth avenger, give them a call and they'll ship you one.