The Lego Wheels go Round and Round

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Everyone loves it when grown-ups get crazy with the Lego. Constructing a pneumatic wheel out of it, as Philippe Hurbain has done, is only the latest example of a process that can only end when the entire universe is modeled with chunky styrene blocks.

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The wheel is hexagonal, but overcomes its hexagonality through the power of six pressurized pistons, which blast it along at a disturbing clip. Another way to terrify your pets, courtesy of amateur robotics.

Lego Wheel [philohome.com]

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