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Video: The Incredible Lego 'Great Ball Contraption'

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etmax
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
etmax   9/9/2013 12:21:43 AM
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Doesn't anybody find it just a little bit hard to believe that this is stting in someone's house in Japan???? The average japanese home wouldn't leave room for bed with this :-)

Just joking, this is absolutely brilliant I wonder whether he was inspired by the game Mousetrap (of which I still own one - like to use it to teach people the KISS principle), my guess he's probably not married (unless his partner shares this passion) but definitely doesn't have kids or pets lest he lose his marbles ((pun intended).

Anyway, my hat's off to him

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LEGOLAND, FLA
OLD_CURMUDGEON   8/12/2013 10:25:00 AM
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We went to LEGOLAND here, not too long after they opened it, from the abandoned CYPRESS GARDENS attraction.  It was OK, the grandkids enjoyed it, but the park is dedicated to one goal..... SELL Legoland products.  The displays are nice to look at, AND interesting from a technical viewpoint, to see the interconnectability of all the pieces.  And, I understand through local radio & TV announcements that LEGOLAND has completed (earlier this year) a massive expansion of the park.  I wonder where they've added the additional attraction parts, since they originally did preserve the northern end of CYPRESS GARDENS, which included the topiary, floral gardens, and, Esther Williams' practice swimming pool.

Maybe we'll venture back again, but we'll have to pick an opportune time.... AFTER the unrelenting heat & BEFORE the inundation of the annual "snow birds".

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Re: INCREDIBLE LEGO
cvandewater   12/5/2012 3:56:01 AM
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@Bob: The embedded video posted here on DN is linked to Youtube, so yes.

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Santa - Christmas is comiing!
Droid   12/4/2012 9:31:16 AM
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I'm mid 40's and wouuld still be excited to see a lego set like this under the tree!

Droid
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
Droid   12/4/2012 9:29:44 AM
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YES - absolutely love the sound..  No bad music in the way - just the wonderful sound of an engineering marvel.

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Great Ball Contraption
Calcfan   11/26/2012 12:50:29 PM
Leggo machines are commonly used for specialized life testing.

All that processing and the balls were not counted or sorted.

 

X < > Y,

 

Richard

Charles Murray
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
Charles Murray   11/14/2012 6:49:14 PM
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One of the best parts of this video (there are actually many "best" parts) is the sound.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
Ann R. Thryft   11/14/2012 12:37:40 PM
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Yes, garages are good for those projects, unless they're already crammed full of stuff.

Charles Murray
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
Charles Murray   11/13/2012 6:40:31 PM
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I understand your point about not wanting this in your living room, Ann. That's what garages are for.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Like a mega-Rube Goldberg contraption
Rob Spiegel   11/13/2012 12:24:02 PM
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That's a great story Sabina. Sounds like your grandchild may be heading toward an engineering career.

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