Dave Lartigue invents automatic LEGO sorting box [April Fool’s]

Dave says, “One of the biggest hassles involved with building with Lego is sorting. Oh sure, I could keep all my bricks in a big tub, but it’s easer to work with them if they’re sorted. Fortunately, there are all kinds of gadgets and gizmos you can use to more easily sort bricks by size. Unfortunately, I mostly sort by color, and there isn’t an easy way to do that.”

Thankfully, Dave invented the Brick Sorter, a device that uses symbols written on glossy cardboard and a simple shake of an Amazon.com box to pull the target color out of the unsorted mess.

LEGO brick sorter

Hard to believe? I thought so too, until I saw the video:

Read all about it on Dave Ex Machina.

4 comments on “Dave Lartigue invents automatic LEGO sorting box [April Fool’s]

  1. Buffalorand

    I patented this process in 1972 and any use of the photo-electric conversion sorter without express written consent will result in a one dollar per-brick-sorted fine.

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