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This video from YouTuber akiyuky is close to 8 minutes of heavy duty LEGO automation that will almost certainly suck you in. Colored balls are hurried along the machine using over twenty GBC modules of varying complexity. Watch as they’re swept, shoveled, screwed, and pumped while being sorted, combined and placed on various transport mechanisms. [via LikeCool]

Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Luigi-Balao/1639713512 Don Luigi Balao

    wow

  • http://twitter.com/cbleslie cbleslie

    I was going to say, “Here we go, again another Lego machine.” Then I realized the unholy amount of work that must have gone into this machine loop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fbortolotti Fabio Kenobit Bortolotti

    holy shit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611143439 Felicia Weinstein

    This is SO neat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001246890659 Aidan Kearns

    if only I had the materials and instructions to make this.

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