So I built this robot for my son as a fun project. It's a mining robot and since I used to design mining equipment I tried to make it in the same style as that. He isn't rigged yet or have a hydraulics system, but I thought I'd post it up as a fun aside for the movie.
As for the movie, I have spent the last few weeks rigging and shape keying Sue's face. I had a major topology error that prevented her from smiling properly, and the corners of her mouth had too many verts, so I retopolgized her last week and am remaking all of her shape keys.