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The Great Ball Contraption: A Massive Automated LEGO Construction

This massive LEGO construction combines 17 distinct modules into a lengthy factory-like conveyance system for five hundred LEGO balls. The variety and creativity of the methods employed is, dare we say, dazzling.

Slotted robotic arms? Screw lifts? Handshake object transfers? Catapults that shoot baskets? The sheer number of creative and novel solutions LEGO builder Akiyuky employs to move the balls through his machine left us mesmerized for the whole seven minute video.

Akiyuky’s LEGO Blog (Google Translate Interpreted)[via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/20/12

Comments (8)

  1. Bjarnovikus

    Awesome video!

  2. gwilson

    very well done. excellent video! :)

  3. Jimrx7

    That has to be one of the most Hypnotic videos I have seen here to date!.

  4. r

    that’s cuz the camera movement isn’t very fluid,…causing slight dizziness

  5. Nic In UK

    How great would it be if at some stage it could sort the balls into respective colours…. Then mix them again.

  6. Me

    Someone had a lot of time on their hands. Great way to use it. :D

  7. Wayne Riker

    Will this be available in a boxed set in time for Christmas?

  8. Colleen

    Amazing! Well done!

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