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The Amazing LEGO Axle Sorter

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 02:45 PM

I once tried to sort my LEGO bricks, but I never really got around to finishing. Now, LEGO engineer Akiyuki, who brought us the "Great Ball Contraption", amazes us again with his "LEGO Axle Sorter". The ingenious contraption accurately sorts axles dumped into it by size. What's even cooler is that it appears so simple after you've seen it. You can check out a video of the machine in action over here.http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5909]View the full article[/url]
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#2 Offline Hakann-The Bully

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 03:10 PM

Ahhh I love watching videos of Akiyuki's contraptions! This one is no less epic than his previous works :D The hours he must have spent building these...


Hmm I wonder what AS-L40A means... AS is obviously "Axle Sorter", but the L40A...

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#3 Offline Mare Tranquillitatis

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 04:35 PM

Dear lord, I want to meet this guy. I love this. He's got a talent for such things. It's great, and I like how he focuses also on the details of his machine, not only on the general design of it. Stunningly awesome.

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 05:19 PM

I'm always amazed when someone builds something like this out of Lego pieces. I wonder how long it took him to build this?

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 06:13 PM

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Akiyuki has done it again!

I must say that it's not as amazing as the GBC, but this guy is light years ahead of everyone else.

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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 09:13 PM

Oh wow.  That method for sending only one axle at a time goes through is brilliant.

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Posted Jan 06 2013 - 10:51 AM

I always wonder the amount of dedication it takes to be able to produce such intricate mechanisms from mere plastic. Simply amazing work


And now that I think about it, if he just creates a big enough bucket, he could dump all his axles in that machine in the morning, and come back at lunch and his whole collection is sorted, all while he is doing other happy-go-lucky stuff. It's so useful, I wouldn't mind purchasing one for my collection 

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Posted Jan 06 2013 - 03:27 PM

Wow, that is really cool! It has always been a pain to sort things...that is a wonderfully-built mechanism. ^^

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Posted Jan 06 2013 - 06:51 PM

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"] :drooling: Oh gosh I want one. Wait, no, I need one. :P[/font]

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Such an incredible creation! It is so very cool to see these different models and contraptions from this builder. I can't wait to see what he's working on next.[/font]

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Posted Jan 06 2013 - 09:19 PM

This is mechanical genius.

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Posted Jan 07 2013 - 12:09 AM

I'm not going to lie, I was much more mesmerized by the sounds the thing made than the construction itself. :P Not that it isn't a brilliant construction, though.

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