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The LEGO Great Ball Contraption: 17 different modules of incredible

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This LEGO machine, or LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC), is 17 different modules of incredible. Transporting 500 mini soccer and basketballs over 101.7 feet (31 meters), this hypnotic project was created in two years from over 600 hours of build-time by Japanese LEGO machine mastermind Akiyuky (of previous LEGO machine fame).

loading into a transport wheel
Every new piece of machinery is surprisingly surprising. And thanks to Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz, find a list of the modules below, in order: 

1. Ball factory
2. Zigzag stair
3. Zigzag lift
4. Pneumatic
5. Cup
6. Screw T1
7. Basket shooter
8. Mechanical train
9. Screw T2
10. Screw T3
11. Spiral lift T2


12. Elevator & coaster
13. Fork
14. Spiral lift T1 & step
15. Catch & release
16. Belt conveyor & pinball
17. 5-axis robot S750

robot style lifter
Related videos on TKSST include: 
Great Ball Contraption (GBC) at Japan Brickfest 2016
• K’nex engineering marvel: Clockwork
• LEGO Ferris Wheel, a great ball contraption
Baltic Birch gear and marbles machine
• Metropolis II at LACMA

… and all things Rube Goldberg.

Thanks, @kvetchup.

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