Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • August 31, 2015, 02:47:31 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record  (Read 2864 times)

Josh

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« on: March 18, 2011, 12:11:23 PM »


Quote
Junior Mendez — Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World RecordSeven LEGO enthusiasts set out to create the world's largest Great Ball Contraption and broke a record while doing so. In all, they used 93 modules to build this impressive gadget. All my boyhood dreams realized in thirteen minutes.

Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record

    GBC (Great Ball Contraption) layout consisting of a record breaking 93 modules at LEGO World, Copenhagen 2011. The record was set at 15:30, February 17.

Source

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • gravatar avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 03:46:37 PM »
Just when I think "Wow that thing is HUGE" the camera goes up the tower, and up, and up, and up; and then there are even more of those machines.  :o amazing!

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,038
    • View Profile
    • Just for mouser.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 03:54:50 PM »
Too bad it doesn't work very well. They have to keep adding more balls or pushing ones along that got stuck.


Shades

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,854
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 04:34:58 PM »
I guess it does work, but in some locations it can take quite some time for the necessary amount of balls to arrive. As it is viewed by a lot of persons (as part of an exhibition) and given the declining attention span from most people, it becomes a necessity to drop in extra balls at some locations.

To me it is still a work of art and I am a bit jealous for not having lego anymore or the time to play with it. :(

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 8,858
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 06:35:05 PM »
Just when I think "Wow that thing is HUGE" the camera goes up the tower, and up, and up, and up; and then there are even more of those machines.  :o amazing!
Same happened to me - pretty awesome. Wasn't until then I had even looked at the video length :D
- carpe noctem

worstje

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 564
  • The Gent with the White Hat
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 06:51:56 PM »
Epic balls of epic. It's indeed a shame it breaks down and doesn't work perfectly on all parts (so many balls lying outside the track), but I estimate part of the reason is that the track had to have corners that could be moved to fit the exhibition place properly.

Stoic Joker

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 5,878
    • View Profile
    • www.StoicJoker.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 10:53:06 AM »
I guess it does work, but in some locations it can take quite some time for the necessary amount of balls to arrive. As it is viewed by a lot of persons (as part of an exhibition) and given the declining attention span from most people, it becomes a necessity to drop in extra balls at some locations.

To me it is still a work of art and I am a bit jealous for not having lego anymore or the time to play with it. :(

+1

Gothi[c]

  • DC Server Admin
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 857
    • View Profile
    • linkerror
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 11:01:10 AM »
This is extremely awesome.
I wish lego wasn't as expensive as it is :(

Stoic Joker

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 5,878
    • View Profile
    • www.StoicJoker.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 11:07:34 AM »
This is extremely awesome.
I wish lego wasn't as expensive as it is :(

Keyword: Yard Sale (a.k.a. Garage Sale)

;)

40hz

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 11,529
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Amazing LEGO Great Ball Contraption Breaks World Record
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 01:11:48 PM »

I guess it does work, but in some locations it can take quite some time for the necessary amount of balls to arrive.


I think there's a very profound and universal truth lurking in that sentence. :Thmbsup: ;D

(Pretty much sums up all you need to understand about government for one thing.  ;) )

 8)