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This LEGO crane machine is a clear winner.

Builder alego alego has constructed an ode to my childhood nemesis – the crane machine. Billed as a game of skill, these nefarious scam contraptions have parted many a quarter from my hands. The main focus of the build is obviously the repurposing of the Vidiyo box element, but it’s all the little details that bring back the painful memories of so many futile win attempts. The coin slot and return, the arrows indicating which direction the joysticks go, the opening where the lucky few can retrieve their prize. And the repurposing of a minifigure whisk as the claw element deserves a chef’s kiss. Now, does anybody have change for a five? I’m gonna get me one of those rubber ducks.

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