I am totally fascinated by the robotic insect made out of the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit. Take a look at of the video clip below. To quote wikipedia: "the LEGO Mindstorm series of kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots. They include a programmable brick computer that controls the system, a set of modular sensors and motors, and LEGO parts from the Technics line to create the mechanical systems."
The Mindstorms kit can be used to create tens of thousands of robots. This feels so much like the Transformers.
Please also check out some awesome Lego insects below. Not only the insects are made of Lego bricks, so are the boxes! More pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39921048@N04/4086707756/in/set-72157622636976517/
Perhaps another way of educating the public about insects?
Writings related to insects, biodiversity and science in general