Monday, September 14, 2020

Lego GBC Observer - Week ???

 Welcome to the Lego GBC Observer, where I feature interesting Lego Great Ball Contraption videos from YouTube.

This week we have 3 great modules from members of the Lego GBC community Discord server which can be joined by clicking this link:

First up is a nice clean take on an Achemedes screw by RJ.  As usual with RJ's builds this one is very clean in design and the spinning logo at the top really is the cherry on top!

Next up is a "brick built" conveyor from Sawyer.  This one uses the often overlooked engine block piece as the main component to the lift.  

And finally NDL shares his SawBlade wheel lift which was built using the "shark fin" technic connector.  

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lego GBC Observer 👁 Weeks 30 & 31, 2020

Welcome to the GBC Observer, where we take a look at interesting Lego Great Ball Contraption modules via YouTube.

First up RJ has modified his square spiral into a gbc standard compliant module.  Wonderful looking module and slightly hypnotic 🥴

And here's an update from Sam F, who has updated his pinwheel module to be a GBC standard compliant.  This module is also using his shared power which is a great feature, nice work!

And finally an aptly named Small Ball Contraption that features 4 lifts and a ball counter! This appears to be created with parts from the Spike Prime education set.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Lego GBC Observer 👁 Week 29, 2020

Hello, and welcome to a scorcher of an Observer for week 29, 2020.  Scorcher?  We are in the middle of a "heat wave" here in the Greater Vancouver area, and it's a toasty 30c outside.  But let's take a look at some cool Lego Great Ball Contraptions that have appeared on YouTube over the last week.

Builder Rimo Y is back another factory line style module.  This one appears to be moving a lot of parts at a high rate of speed, so I'm curious how long it would run before shaking itself apart? 🤔

Next up, a simple module that looks great.  I like the use of the cheese slopes spaced out with the grill tiles in between for the output ramps.  I feel like the grills are helping to slow the balls slightly as they flow down the ramp.

Lastly Pinwheel shares a nice simple "cruisin" module that features a car driving along while the GBC balls pass by.   I like how easy it was to be re-skinned.

Have a great week everyone!