Amazing Lego inventions

Friday 25 January 2008 01:00
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YouTube is awash with lovingly crafted Lego stop-motion recreations of pop-cultural staples like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Thriller video. But some bright young things out there choose to spend their lego time on less derivative projects. The weird and wonderful gadgets below were all built from the iconic four-by-two bricks which debuted in 1950s Denmark, with the help of the Mindstorms robotic invention system originally released in 1990.

The Lego knitting machine
The fully-automated Lego Rubik's cube solver
The Lego bottle-opening robot
The Lego bubblegum sorter

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