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Working LEGO Piranha Plant Will Chomp Your Minifig’s Butt

Working LEGO Piranha Plant Will Chomp Your Minifig’s Butt
LEGO and Nintendo are two of geekdom’s favorite things. Here they come together in an awesome build that replicates one of Super Mario Bros.’ most iconic villains – the nasty piranha plant. But this is no ordinary LEGO model – this piranha plant actually works. It was built by Jason…

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine

Woodworker Builds Automatic Dog Petting Machine
Petting dogs is tough work. And when you pet them, they just want more and more. This can be tough on our wimpy 21st-century arms that are only used to holding smartphones. What can we do? Well, the answer as always is technology. Dogs demand the pets 24/7 and that’s…
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The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal

The Lunch Feeder Rube Goldberg Machine Feeds You a Meal
You know how it is. You’re working hard at the office, and then you get hungry. But if you stop your work to get some food, your productivity will suffer. What can you do? You either go hungry or fall behind on your tasks. Well, that’s not the case if…

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles

This LEGO Machine Blows Soap Bubbles
Great. Now I hear that “Tiny Bubbles” song in my head. All because of this LEGO bubble blowing machine built by Sariel of Sariel’s LEGO Workshop. I like it. Bubbles make the world a happier place, and I’m not just talking about that guy from Trailer Park Boys. This sweet…

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade

This Rube Goldberg Machine Takes 9 Minutes to Pour a Glass of Lemonade
When you could just walk over to the fridge, nine minutes seems like a long time to wait for a glass of lemonade. In this case, it’s totally worth it. What you are looking at is a ridiculously long Rube Goldberg machine that spans the entire house just to pour…

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay
Who says farming has to be boring? The Brick Wall built this cool piece of LEGO Technic farm equipment, adding it to his already impressive collection of machines. He actually created two hay rakes. One is a modern-day farm implement, and one is inspired by the rakes of yesteryear. Both…

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work

Robotic LEGO Car-Building Factory Puts Minifigs out of Work
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…

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine

I Need This LEGO Breakfast Machine
Who feels like making breakfast when you’re still half asleep? Not me. That’s why I have to build a breakfast-making robot like this one. This breakfast-making machine is amazing. It will make you bacon and eggs using two custom-built LEGO robots. One is a huge scaffold that delivers bacon and…

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser

This Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine Is a Tape Dispenser
What if I told you that it takes a full five minutes to get a single piece of tape out of this insane Rube Goldberg machine? Hey, it’s about the journey, not the tape. At least that’s what I would keep telling myself if I had to wait on this…

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.

What Is My Purpose? You Bend Pipe Cleaners.
Pipe- and wire-bending machines make it easy to create metal shapes that twist in various ways. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works in the same basic way. It just bends those little fuzzy wires instead of tough metal. You just feed a pipe cleaner through this machine, and watch…

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine

Relax and Enjoy This Rube Goldberg Machine
I’ve always wanted to build my own Rube Goldberg machine. Sadly I lack the free time and the expertise, but maybe I could build a 2D version like this one day. Who am I kidding? This thing is way too sophisticated for me. Check out this minute-and-a-half run of Kaplamino’s…

Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick

Gift Wrapping and Christmas Tree Decorating Machines Do The Job Quick
Christmas is a magical time of year. Think about it. Some fat guy rides a sleigh led by reindeer – in the sky no less – lands on your roof, slides down your chimney and delivers you presents. For free! I call that magic! But the truth is that it’s…

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares

This Robotic Crab Processing Machine Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Despite what science fiction movies tell us, real world robots aren’t all creepy and trying to murder us. They build cars, assemble electronic gadgets, disarm bombs, and take on tasks humans don’t want to do. But this robot really does want to kill. Fortunately, it only has an appetite for…

Check out the World’s Largest LEGO Great Ball Contraption

Check out the World’s Largest LEGO Great Ball Contraption
At the 2017 Brickworld Chicago convention, Beyond the Brick founder Joshua Hanlon met up with LEGO enthusiast Tom Atkinson to talk about and take a tour of what is apparently now world’s largest LEGO Great Ball Contraption. This giant LEGO machine is comprised of more than 200 modules, individually by…

This Sugar Skull Automaton Is Made Of LEGO Pieces

This Sugar Skull Automaton Is Made Of LEGO Pieces
Sure, it’s about five months early for Dia de los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), but that’s okay. It doesn’t matter what day it is when an automaton sugar skull made out of LEGO pieces shows up in your browser. When it does, you pay attention because it’s cool…

Mini Golf Marble Machine: Perpetual Hole-in-one Machine

Mini Golf Marble Machine: Perpetual Hole-in-one Machine
Marble machines are kind of amazing. I love what people can create with them. Check out this video demonstration of a mini golf themed marble machine being built by Ben Tardif. There’s no actual putting required, also no whiny kids, so pretty awesome. I really admire the skill and dedication…
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