Amazing work, hard to believe it was done by one person.
In lugnet.mediawatch, Abner Finley wrote:
The Most Insane LEGO Machine Ive Ever Seen
Built in his house by LEGO genius Akiyuki over the course of two years, for
a total of 600 hours of construction time, the machine has staggering
dimensions: 17 modules that process 500 balls for a length of 101.7 feet (31
meters) at a rate of one ball per second. The total size is 5 by 21 feet (1.5
meters by 6.5 meters).
But this is not just about its crazy size. Its about what this thing does.
The modules are pure genius. Some of them should have their own video, like
the archimedes screw or the basket shooter.
YouTube Channel: Akiyuky
Akiyuky is from Japan. Blog: http://legokarakuri.blog91.fc2.com/
it's been a while since I didn't write here.
But now I have a proper content to post to your attention:
I realized, together with Paolo (administrator funivie.org) and Marco Chiappa
(great italian model builder and former Ambassador) a very unique technic
reproduction of the "famous" (at least to me) "CABRIO" Stanserhorn (Luzern,
This ropeway it's unique by itsself, having 2 floors and the upper being without
ceiling, thus offering a unique view on the luzern lake.
I realized the mechanical part + NXT software, Paolo gave me informations on
technical details, while Marco made the architecture of the stations, where the
mechanical and structural part was integrated in a second moment.
Actually the challenge was to develop the model separately in 2 different
locations: I developed the mechanical part in Bolzano, Marco made the
Architectural part + Cabins (wonderful snot work - black belt!!) in Lecco,
supervised by Paolo. Then we met in Lecco and luckily the structure integrated
without constraints in 6-8 hours work.
some picture (unfortunately comments only in italian)
pictures of the installation in 2013 Itlug Lego(r)fest in Ballabio (LECCO,
a movie of the ropeway, compared with the real one:
have fun watching the videos&pictures
Im a happy owner of a BMW 1200 GS
Here I am in Hartland, NB with my dear wife Debbie, on our way to Montreal.
You can see it better here:
I decide to create one in LEGO of course.
Like mine, it has 3 saddle case, easy on/off, and the front
unilever suspension and much more details
Enjoy it on my Brickshelf gallery after moderation
|So I'll just use LUGNET as my blogging software :)|
As like so many of my fellow LEGO builders out in the world, there are so many
things I want to build/tackkle/just do, but time is a very scarce and precious
commodity (with that, if anyone has a spare million they want to give me so I
can retire and build LEGO full time, I won't find that the least bit
So with time at a premium, I've put off any 'el grande' builds for now. My
space station/layout, in tatters at this time, will remain, well, in tatters.
"But!", weeps the masses, "What will you do???? You can't just NOT build!!!"
Well, 'tis true! I am really not set up to not build (love all those double
negatives). Lo, I have verily been building with the little plastic bricks for
yon 40+ years of my existance, and really not about to toss then asunder.
So (as you can see), with much further ado, here's what I'm working on right
Yes, I'm revisiting Big Blue. This one's been niggling at the back of my mind
for well too many years.
The good bit is that it's small enuf to not take lots of space/time, and I'm
able to work at it for 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there as time permits. I can
take it with me through the house and examine it for inspiration for upgrades
I am dusting off obscure places on the intert00bs that I used to frequent lots
for pneumatic stuff, so that's a blast from the past.
I'm at the point where I will have to either order modified pneumatic
switches/small pistons, or do it myself. I think there's no way of getting this
any better than what we have here--that is, and have it remain small and quaint
enuf to look like an old steam loco. I could do the whole thing right now with
big cylinders and have it work perfectly, but I'm going for more the asthetic
over functionality. In the end, I want it to work, but I also want it to look
good on our town layout.
Since I'm already using a modified 9v train motor (with the burnt out motor
removed, but I needed the power pickups to supply 9v to the compressors), I
don't have too much issue using opther modified pieces (not too many--I'
m a semi-purist after all ;) )
The good bit is I have a wonderful compressor setup that fits nicely on a train
car. I just purchased 2 more XL motors to build another compressor car so I
should have no end of air power for the locomotive.
Anyway, this is what I'm working on at this time. I'm inspired, I'm building,
and life is good.