Tuesday, May 14, 2019

GBC Observer 👁 Week 21, 2019

After taking apart a few modules and doing a bunch of sorting I'm almost ready to start building again.  Let's take a look at some interesting Lego Great Ball Contraption modules that have appeared on YouTube over the last week.

Seasoned GBC builder Lasse Deleuran has updated his wheel design to increase reliability, reduce part count and added the ability to stack the modules.

Here is some footage of what appears to be a french GBC layout with some interesting modules.

Aussie builder Owen puts on a small layout.  One of my favourite builds from Owen is the "Catch n Release" where the output is self regulated by the weight of the balls in 2 different widgets.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Titans of GBC collaborating @ Skærbæk Fan Weekend

Beyond the Brick has announced that 3 of the world's most influential GBC builders will all be participating in the GBC @ the Skærbæk Fan Weekend on the 28th and 29th of September later this year.

Akiyuki Kawaguchi from Japan

Tom Atkinson from the USA

Maico Arts from the Netherlands

This will be the first time these GBC heavyweights will be collaborating and should make for an epic layout.  I'm hoping they bring some never before seen modules to display for this special occasion!

8 Foot Duplo Slide

A while back I saw a slide like this in a European GBC video and really wanted to try building one as well.  I ordered 20 of these Duplo slide pieces from Lego replacement parts and have finally gotten around to filming it.  The motion of the balls is quite interesting from certain angles.

I'm hoping to work on this slide some more and turn it into a bi-directional bypass module.