Video: Amazing Great Ball Contraption sets record at LEGO event BRICK

Video: Amazing Great Ball Contraption sets record at LEGO event BRICK


Maico Arts and Ben Jonkman (both from the Netherlands) returned to LEGO® fan show BRICK for the second year running to attempt to build their most incredible Great Ball Contraption yet.
 
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Made up of a whopping 100 individual modules, each built from LEGO® Technics, the gob-smacking piece of engineering was confirmed as the Largest Great Ball Contraption ever, edging past the record Maico Arts achieved at last year's expo by 12 modules.
 
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A Great Ball contraption is a machine which passes a ball from one place to another through a series of mechanical steps.
 
Following hours of hard work from the builders, the awesome machine was tested at the BRICK event in London, UK, in front of a stunned audience.
 
The total travel time for one ball to complete the full circuit was 16.49 minutes.
 
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Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre was on hand to present the new record holders with an official certificate.