My Valentines's Day contribution this year was a SCARA robot soap sculpture. I had this lovely pink and white block of soap (looks like bacon!) that smelled somewhat like Coca-Cola. Perfect.
My design was modeled after this super-fast SCARA, Forming the main body of the robot would be a simple matter of slowly gouging away material, but this soap was soft and likely unable to support itself for the length and thickness of the arm. I decided to keep the marbled side mainly intact to use as a support; luckily for me, that side is beautiful as is.
Here, you can see the form roughed out. Slivers and toolmarks are all over the place, so I ran a slow stream of water over it to smooth it out. I then inserted bits of wire to finish the model and dried it on the radiator. Done!
(yes, that's a heat sink)