Taking LEGO Great Ball Contraptions to the 5th level [Video]

Great Ball Contraptions (GBCs) are one of the most fascinating and mesmerizing pieces of LEGO art out there. GBC layouts at any convention will always enjoy an onslaught of wonderstruck fans. But what those fans may not know is that many LEGO GBC modules were inspired by one person. Of course, not all of them – there’s tons of originality in the hobby. That said, a household name amongst GBC enthusiasts is Akiyuki. His incredible designs have been the inspiration for hundreds of builds. Now he’s back with an incredible new creation, his “Five Tilted Rings” module.

This thing is ridiculous in the best way. As the name suggests, it’s a type of elevator module, with five rings stacked on top of each other. As they turn in the same direction, their long arms come to meet each other periodically. Then gravity helps guide the ball upward. Confused yet? I’ll shut up and let the video speak for itself. Just don’t get vertigo:

Nuts, right?! Needless to say, he’s a GBC wizard. If you think this stuff is as cool as we do, take a look at some of our favorite LEGO Great Ball Contraption creations from Akiyuki and others.