Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work

 |  |  |  |  February 6, 2020


Imagine a LEGO car factory where, like the real world, the workers have been replaced by robots. Did this make LEGO cars cheaper for the people of LEGOLand? Probably so. The factory is faster than ever with no minifigs working the line, making mistakes and getting the occasional limb chopped off. Safety is up 100% and so are profits.

Daniele Benedettelli created this fully autonomous LEGO car factory, which even lets customers choose from several color options before their vehicle rolls off the assembly line. It’s great. It is the pinnacle of LEGO technology.

But tell that to Charles Legolas, who recently got laid off from the factory after 40 years of service. Now working at a LEGO gas station, Charles has to take care of his wife and disabled daughter. His daughter was born with a factory misprint that left her with a boy’s torso with a bow tie as well as a head stud that is undersized. Times are tough. Especially when you have a LEGO mortgage and a LEGO college loan that still need to be paid off. Is this progress? I don’t know. Maybe we should all ask Charles what he thinks.

[via The Awesomer via Sploid]



Forging a Copper Damascus Bowie Knife

Forging a Copper Damascus Bowie Knife

Silent Movie Props

Silent Movie Props

Viperade VE3 Tool Pouch

Viperade VE3 Tool Pouch

The Warlord is a Custom Ram TRX 6×6

The Warlord is a Custom Ram TRX 6×6

Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Gives Ford’s SUV More Kick

Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Gives Ford’s SUV More Kick

2022 Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Look Fantastic

2022 Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Look Fantastic

Advertisement