General

  • Rocket Grab.png Rocket Grab's icon displays Blitzcrank's left hand even though he uses his right one in-game.
  • His dance references the Macarena.
  • Blitzcrank has been jokingly referred to as a girl by Tom 'Zileas' Cadwell. [1]
  • He resembles Zog from the 2009 Astro Boy movie.
  • Riot's love of ducks has made it so Blitzcrank's feet resemble theirs.
  • Blitzcrank and Amumu were going to have Sewn Chaos skins, but both were cancelled for not meeting Riot's quality standards.
    • They may return in the future.
  • All of Blitzcrank's damaging abilities have a 100% damage scaling.(Q and R with ap /E with ad)

Development

  • Blitzcrank's hand will disappear if he moves after using Rocket Grab.png Rocket Grab, given he is yet to retract it.
  • Blitzcrank is the amalgamation of two words.
    • Blitz is German for 'lightning'
    • A Crank is an arm attached to a rotating shaft in turn attached to a circular piece that is to be rotated.

Lore

  • In the old lore, Blitzcrank used to run a dating service called 'Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatibility Services'. He determined the likelihood of a successful couple by way of an algorithm he devised.
  • Blitzcrank's lore is seemingly based on The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov.
  • Blitzcrank has a loving fascination for Poro Poros, going so far as to protect them from Baron Nashor dangerous predators stalking them. [2]

Quotes

  •  
    Blitzcrank.attack6
    "Exterminate. Exterminate." references the Dalek from Doctor Who as well as the tendency for movie evil robots to say the same.
  •  
    Blitzcrank.move4
    "A rolling golem gathers no rust" references the adage "A rolling stone gathers no moss".
  •  
    Blitzcrank.move3
    "The magic calls to me" is nearly identical to  
    Veigar.move5
    Veigar "The magic, it calls to me!"

Skins

BlitzcrankSquare.png Rusty Blitzcrank [S|L]
  • It is so far the only non-legacy skin to be removed from the store, most likely due to being a texture away from looking like BlitzcrankSquare.png Classic Blitzcrank [S|L].
BlitzcrankSquare.png Piltover Customs Blitzcrank [S|L]
BlitzcrankSquare.png Boom Boom Blitzcrank [S|L]
  • This skin might be referencing Real Steel.
  • His boxing gloves read LOL ('League of Legends') and PWN (a popularized typo for 'OWN', commonly 'pwned')
BlitzcrankSquare.png Goalkeeper Blitzcrank [S|L]
BlitzcrankSquare.png Definitely Not Blitzcrank [S|L]
BlitzcrankSquare.png iBlitzcrank [S|L]
  • He has 4 fingers in the artwork but 3 in-game.
  • This skin references Apple Inc. 'iTech' (iPhone, iPad, and so on) and became available around the same time the game's Mac version did.
    • Amusingly enough, when Blitzcrank dies he displays the Red Ring of Death, red lights that indicate a technical failure in Microsoft's (Apple's main competitor) Xbox 360 game console.
  • He resembles EVE from WALL-E.
  • He can be seen in LissandraSquare.png Program Lissandra [S|L] splash art. That means he is a product of the program skins series.
BlitzcrankSquare.png Riot Blitzcrank [S|L]
BlitzcrankSquare.png Battle Boss Blitzcrank [S|L]

Relations

  • Blitzcrank was originally created by Viktor Viktor but Professor Stanwick Pididly took all the credit (both are in good terms considering it wasn't Blitzcrank's fault) [3]

References