Lego Mold-O-Rama Makes Minifig Clowns

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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By John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

2246 Articles


I love Guy Himber’s fifth-scale Lego Mold-O-Rama that outputs a minifig when you launch the program.

You remember Mold-O-Ramas — they’re automated hot plastic molding machines most often found in zoos and circuses these days. Remember watching as the molded gorilla (or whatever) dropped into the hopper and you had to grab the too-hot figure because you couldn’t wait?

Of course, Guy’s recreation doesn’t really mold the clowns, they’re just minifigs, but it’s still a wonderful project.

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