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"Rock and Roll!"
— Catchphrase

Roley is a road roller who loves to make up songs and frequently spins his eyes when he is excited. He is best friends with Bird.


Personality

Roley is a cheerful machine who can get excited and loves to "rock and roll". He's shown to be very musical and usually making up songs and singing them even at work. He spins his eyes when he's excited. He is a fond of animals.

Description

Roley is a green road roller with a grey bell-shaped mouth. His rollers were gray in the stop-motion era but were changed to dark gray when the show transitioned into CGI in the Ready, Steady Build! spin-off. He has a yellow warning light on his cab.

Basis

Roley bears a very close resemblance to a Zettelmeyer diesel road roller.

Appearances

Original Series:

Specials

Trivia

  • In 2003, Jolly Roger (Amusement Rides LTD) made him as a kiddie ride that says 3 different phrases, including: "Rock n Roll!", "Oh! That is really cool, Bob!", and Can we fix it? Yes we can!", and plays the Bob the Builder theme tune. Also, in 2004, Jolly Roger made him as another kiddie ride, but this time with a video screen (normally there's a windscreen on the front). There are 2 push buttons on his dashboard (video option, one push button if standard). One button says "Rock n Roll!", whilst the other button says "Oh! That is really cool, Bob!".
  • Roley's movement sound effect is simply his front roller moving over the ground. This effect is heard regardless of the surface he is on. This rolling sound wasn't used in the Ready, Steady, Build! series.
  • Roley is male, but is female in the Swedish dub.
  • Like Lofty, he is voiced by female voice actresses in the US dub.
  • Roley appears to like rapping as seen in Roley's Weather Rap
  • He was the first machine character to appear onscreen in the first episode of the Original Series, "Scoop Saves the Day" (Season 1).
  • Roley was the first vehicle that Farmer Percy Pickles had a ride on
  • In the Finnish version, Roley is called "Rolle"


Characters
Main Characters
(Original Series)
BobWendyScoopMuckDizzyRoleyLoftyFarmer PicklesTravisSpudMr. Bernard Bentley
J.J.'s Building Yard J.J.MollySkipTrix
Project: Build It ScramblerBennyGripperGrabberTumblerFlexBristlePackerSumsy
Ready, Steady, Build! ScratchRubble
Friends and Neighbors
(Original Series)
Mrs. PottsMrs. PercivalMrs. BroadbentMr. DixonMr. BeasleyMr. FothergillMr. EllisAngelo SabatiniSophia SabatiniMrs. Barbara BentleyDavid DixonPam Goody
Friends and Neighbors
(Project: Build It)
RobertDorothyMarjorieSunnySaffronCarlo and CassiaSandy BeachMaxMr. BattersbyBazEllaMegPiperOscar FlicksMr. Carruthers
Friends and Neighbors
(Ready, Steady, Build!)
David MockneyBrad RadDickie OliverMrs. Toosie
One Time Characters Doris EllisPogoTony the HairdresserMr. StevenKatieMr. CostelloJana von StrudelCharleneMr. AdamsJackarooR.VeeMr. BellMrs. SeagullJanette JamisonUnknown Machines
Guest Characters Lennie LazenbyJennyTomBunty FergusonFlorence MountfitchetPirate BrickbeardUnnamed Humans
Bob's Animal Friends PilchardBirdFinTommySquawkScrufftyHamishTimmikinsHumptySprat
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