Hans Andersson, whose Tilted Twister was one of the first (if not the first) Lego Rubik’s cube solvers, created this elegantly engineered Mindstorms clock. [Via The NXT Step]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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  • http://twitter.com/captncraig Craig Peterson

    That is amazing! I would love to see a breakdown of how the twisting mechanisms work. It reminds me of a standard combination lock, but I have no idea how I would begin to do that in lego.

    • Anonymous

      I’m likewise boggled by this.  Where do people get all the special parts needed to do this stuff?  It must cost an arm and a leg to obtain a few special parts that were only part of a couple specific kits.  People who do these LEGO machines must have a fortune invested.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6604514 Jake Hildebrandt

        You should check out bricklink.com.  It’s like a hardware store, but for LEGO.  Rare parts do cost more, but you can buy anything you want one-by-one or in bulk.

  • Anonymous

    The flashing colon made me giggle for some odd reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6604514 Jake Hildebrandt

      Colons are always funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6604514 Jake Hildebrandt

    This is amazingly well engineered and brilliantly conceived!  And extra points for the LEGO in-reference in the project’s title (intentional or not).  I’d love some more deets on the twist mechanism too.

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  • http://www.mantelclockshops.com Mary Eplett

    These guys must have nothing better to do but come up with this brilliant stuff. What is it boredom or curiosity that drives a grown person to build clocks from legos?