Solving Rubkik’s Cubes isn’t the only thing that LEGO Mindstorms robotics are good for. Swedish robotics builder Hans Andersson has built a digital clock that even “blinks” with each second. Check out more of Hans’ robots, including a Sudoku solver of all things, on TiltedTwister.com. Thanks for the link, reader Thomas!
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The LEGO Technic line was first released as “Expert Builder” sets in 1977, and LEGO has been producing Technic ever since, including Bionicle and MINDSTORMS. The custom Technic models featured here on The Brothers Brick include some pretty crazy and amazing mechanisms that’ll blow your mind, from self-sorting LEGO to automated Rubik’s Cube solvers.
Remi can build dinosaurs, no question about it. I saw Pokey at BrickCon last year but these new pictures were just posted online. Pokey is even more awesome in person. Very awesome. You can see the entire set here, including BrickCon pictures. (My apologies to Alyse if she built Pokey. The tags said “Remi” so Continue reading →
One of the rarely-mentioned advantages of mining equipment is that it is so huge you can build it in technic and have it be minifig scale. As Arjan Kotte (Konajira) illustrates in this delightful pair.
This banshee, by Antti Havala, is incredibly gorgeous and that isn’t something you can say about a lot of Technic builds. Sporting four rotors, two motors, adjustable rotor pitch and two LED headlights, this Banshee screams for attention. You have to watch the video too. It’s pretty sweet. . Many thanks to Glory_Forever for the Continue reading →
I do believe the Iron Builder competition is heating up just a tad. Guy Himber posted a still photo of his brilliant Orrery, to compliment its moving counterpart. It’s just as lovely stopped as it is moving. An orrery, to quote Guy, is “…a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the Continue reading →
This pegasus sculpture by Edulyoung is beautiful enough to highlight here, but the Technic pedestal reveals there’s more to this flying LEGO horse than pretty white bricks. This video of the pegasus in motion quite literally took my breath away. Via Legobloggen.
Continuing our theme of German automobiles, Vimal Patel (vmln8r) takes us back to the 19th century with his Benz Patent-Motorwagen from 1886 — an entry for both the April LEGO Technic Challenge and the LUGNuts Autos aus Deutschland challenge. Vimal’s car is remote-controlled, with working gears, chains, pistons, flywheels and differentials.
I generally don’t have the patience to watch Great Ball Contraption (GBC) videos, but I couldn’t tear myself away from this amazing 8-minute engineering marvel by Japanese builder akiyuki. Nannan suggested I post this because I could read up on some of the design descriptions akiyuki writes about on his blog, but really, this thing Continue reading →
Esben Kolind is one of the few LEGO builders who can combine excellent working features and nice looking designs. A browse through his Youtube account is sure to please those of a technical bent and those who like pretty train models. His latest intercity train expands on his old ideas to feature three simultaneous working Continue reading →
Here at TBB, we enjoy posting an occasional animated gif to keep our readers mesmerized. Blakbird just released over two dozen of them of his favorite Technic creations by builders around the world. See the gallery on Eurobricks and pray that your computer won’t melt.
Yet again we should thank our Technic guest blogger Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) for this one. If you’re interested in technic, you should know about Sariel. He’s a very productive builder, who takes his time to document his building process and share his techniques. He’s also equally proficient at both system and technic building. So if Continue reading →
This Le Mans race car by Jens M. (LegoExotics) goes so fast we missed his red, white, and green streak of awesome when he first posted it. The Technic scale lets Jens achieve a lot of detail in a relatively small space, like the lovely blue and tan square or those little antenna thingies. Via Continue reading →
Once again Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) has sent us a technic guest blog. Thanks again to Peer. Some of our readers may already be familiar with LEGO Great Ball contraptions or GBCs for short. It’s a collaborative project where each participant builds a single maching with one purpose; to receive balls and move them to the Continue reading →
Andrew Carol built a working replica of the Antikythera Mechanism astronomical computer that dates back to 150 BC. The design was discovered in a shipwreck and is now brought to function for the first time — at least in LEGO. The video below is simply astounding. You can read more about it on New Scientist Continue reading →
LEGO Mindstorms (and indeed regular technic) are a not unusual sight in science laboratories. Unfortunately I’m not lucky enough to need ‘work LEGO’ but I have looked jealously into labs that do. Typically it’s used to automate simple procedures or make quick reconfigurable rigs. The Kim Laboratory of the University of Washington use LEGO in Continue reading →