The wobbly gear on Japanese Lego genius Akiyuky’s latest Great Ball Contraption might be the most hypnotic piece of engineering you’ve ever laid eyes on. It appears to be moving in seven different directions all at the same time, and although the machine doesn’t really do much, there’s still a plethora of moving parts…
Kawaguchi Akiyuki! Remember that name, my friends, for this man obsessed with Lego has built what's probably the greatest Lego ball machine (or like the initiated call them, Great Ball Contraption) ever created.
If Rube Goldberg and MC Escher sat down to build a LEGO contraption, it still wouldn't be nearly as cool as this modular free-throwing automata from Philip Verbeek.