Hey everyone! Jason here. Today I am excited to show you Kristal’s latest LEGO model, which is this cute little penguin skating on an iceberg. The penguin itself is super cute I think, and I have created building instructions for it if you’d like to try to build one of your very own. You can find them over at jkbrickworks.com. So, how
does the penguin actually skate? Here’s the platform that the penguin is sitting
on and it’s attached to these two Technic liftarms, each of which runs
through one of these channels in the surface and if we turn it on you can see that in action. So this might
look familiar to you, and if it does, that’s probably because you’ve seen it before. This is
actually a pretty ancient mechanism called a Trammel of Archimedes, and in more recent times these were sold as novelty toys. Now, there are a lot of different ways to build one of these out of LEGO, but if you’d like to build this one in particular I have created
instructions for it as well, which you can also find on our website. So to motorize this device what you can do is stick a pin in this liftarm here at the midpoint
between where it’s connected to each of the shuttles and that pin will now travel in a perfect circle, which means we can connect another liftarm to it, and a gear, and if we rotate that gear in place we can actually
drive the entire mechanism. So I have this model here which shows you exactly what’s in the iceberg. Here is a Power Functions M motor and it is driving that gear I just showed
you, which is attached to this liftarm, which is attached to this liftarm
connecting the two shuttles, which is essentially an upside down version of
what I just showed you. But, now we have the surface of the ice suspended from the sides, so that all those liftarms have clear space to travel through. And now we can turn it on, and that’s how it works. As always I hope you enjoyed the video. Thanks for watching, keep on building and I’ll see you next time. You can even have some fun with your minifigs. It’s actually kind of fun to play with.

Skating Penguin LEGO Kinetic Sculpture
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100 thoughts on “Skating Penguin LEGO Kinetic Sculpture

  • December 19, 2015 at 12:19 am
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    It's so cute!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 12:47 am
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    You really oughta consider buying a lazy susan to display these pieces for the videos. Better yet, you could build one out of legos.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 1:20 am
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    you are so great!! glad there is someone who is making old ideas into new fun with lego! these mechanisms are great!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 1:42 am
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    Random fact: The path of the long beam is the envelope of an astroid.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 2:27 am
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    cool man. keep it up.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 2:42 am
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    u r damn good

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  • December 19, 2015 at 2:45 am
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    Jason, you never cease to amaze!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 3:14 am
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    Cool AF, JK Brickworks. Please, please keep using ancient mechanisms in your works. It's really awesome and great to see it in action! 😀

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  • December 19, 2015 at 4:05 am
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    Incredible!!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 4:15 am
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    Incredible

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  • December 19, 2015 at 4:59 am
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    Love it! I'm a new subscriber

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  • December 19, 2015 at 5:25 am
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    Always so prepared and you explain yourself very well! +1 thumbs up 😀

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  • December 19, 2015 at 6:07 am
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    Australian: What's that white stuff?

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  • December 19, 2015 at 7:56 am
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    Oh! It's awesome idea and fabulous design. I knew about this mechanism several mounth ago, also build it with Lego, here is my little video: https://www.instagram.com/p/0NE11CllKH/?taken-by=dendybus

    But could never thought, that someone will make kinetic sculpture from this, so simple and stylish.
    Would like to see more knetic sculptures from you!
    You're awesome!!!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 8:03 am
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    Amazing !

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  • December 19, 2015 at 8:57 am
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    Oh… Wouldn't it be possible to make a big merry-go-round with a few of these mechanisms attached to a giant round spinning plate? Please consider doing that in another video!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 9:38 am
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    Ach! I love clever engineering like this, but i've never taken the time to really look deeper into it. This was a cool model.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 9:52 am
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    Great, i love your Buildings!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 10:37 am
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    That's so smart

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  • December 19, 2015 at 10:41 am
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    Cool!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 10:50 am
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    Really impressive sculpture!
    Always a pleasure to watch your new videos.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm
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    Who the hell would thumb this down????????Some people…….

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  • December 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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    Such a simple, yet innovative model. You're a genius, JK Brickworks!

    /=

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  • December 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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    That is the cutest thing ever! :3

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  • December 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm
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    Cool

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  • December 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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    awesome!!!

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  • December 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm
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    This is very interesting, I really love how you go through all the steps for the mechanism. Very well done, always enjoy your videos!

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  • December 20, 2015 at 1:48 am
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    What was the part on your Lego printer video at 0.10 and wear could I buy it

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  • December 20, 2015 at 7:10 am
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    Ha! You're doing the Lord's work. I'm in awe every time of how smoothly these mechanisms function.

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  • December 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm
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    That's nICE

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  • December 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm
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    that penguin didint get sick 😀

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  • December 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm
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    My onion on this is that the mech is very affective but i dislike that you put it on display as an ice skating penguin sorry for my bad english im happy that i could share this thought and i hope this will be commented on

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  • December 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm
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    AWESOME! I have seen that mechanism before, but in LEGO! That is just too cool 😀

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  • December 22, 2015 at 5:32 am
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    Overview

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  • December 22, 2015 at 6:45 am
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    could you make a moving wolf or husky?

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  • December 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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    The technic is so simple but thats so nice! i love it!

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  • December 23, 2015 at 5:51 am
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    Whenever I try to go to your site and view the instructions, I get an error establishing database connections.

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  • December 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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    Awesome

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  • December 25, 2015 at 11:17 am
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    Jason, hello! I really liked the model "Sisyphus LEGO Kinetic Sculpture. I wanted to build it at home, but I do not have those details. Can I buy you a set of parts, of which I would be able to build this model? I would be very grateful to you)

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  • December 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm
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    All your creations are smart and innovative. Good job!

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  • December 26, 2015 at 8:18 am
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    do you use NXT motors?

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  • December 27, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    Please get a Lego set and add functions to it😀

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  • December 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm
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    He'll soon be drowning due to global warming :(.

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  • January 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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    Seel your creations (in the world.Portugal,Ingland,Spain,France…)(I'm Portuguese)

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  • January 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm
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    I cant wait for your Lego ideas set to come out. it probably will be my new favorite ideas set!

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  • January 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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    beautiful…

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  • January 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm
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    Amazing!

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  • January 5, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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    You should build mechanical horses from Syberia 2 (videogame).

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  • January 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Please put this on Lego ideas

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  • January 14, 2016 at 1:03 am
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    You destroyed the titanic you monster of an ice berg

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  • January 17, 2016 at 2:39 am
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    BUILD C3PO OR R2D2!!!! OR BOTH!!! plzzzzzz!!!! that would b AWESOME

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  • January 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm
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    I honestly had an idea like this but couldn't get the motor to work. Great Job.

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  • January 25, 2016 at 7:35 am
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    Such a simple mechanism yet you envisioned it in such a brilliant way, you are a very smart man.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 3:03 am
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    LOL THIS IS HILARIOUS whats wrong with me

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  • March 1, 2016 at 11:43 pm
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    your right the penguin soooooooo cute

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  • March 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm
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    "If this looks familliar, then you've proboally seen it before"-lol

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  • March 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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    I recognize the mechanism from the original KLUTZ LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions kit (the one that had 5 models that were partially made from bricks in one's LEGO brick collection, one of which was this gadget). I couldn't really discern any uses for the device at the time, but I'm glad someone did.

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  • March 17, 2016 at 5:33 am
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    its cute,but i wanna FUCKING KILL THAT THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • March 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm
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    LOVE YOUR SHIRT!! you know that it's Danish right?

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  • April 11, 2016 at 1:23 am
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    If I was to buy this how much would it be

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  • May 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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    Im going to make one of these and the seesaw and combine them so that this is on the seesaw and put a TARDIS on it so it looks like the TARDIS in the vortex. Shaking and Spinning

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  • June 24, 2016 at 5:05 am
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    Классное видео! Лайк и подписка! Давай дружить. Заглядывай к нам на канал!)

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  • July 14, 2016 at 9:54 am
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    Were do you get does light gray flat tiles from… I want some of does.

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  • August 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    No matter how many times I see it, and have studied and understand the mechanics behind it- it still looks like freaking voodoo.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 9:34 am
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    This is so cool! 😀

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  • August 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm
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    This is extremly silly to watch XD

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  • September 22, 2016 at 5:18 am
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    I love these funny videos keep doing them!! That was so funny!! :'D

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  • October 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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    you could probably make this with a crankier too

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  • October 31, 2016 at 3:39 am
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    It's a lego do-nothing machine sculpture! It's so cute and cool!

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  • December 9, 2016 at 5:04 am
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    little critique
    easily fixable
    the sides of the penguin should be more black than white

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  • December 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    cool

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  • December 25, 2016 at 4:47 am
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    i wish this was an actual set ;-; I'm to lazy to get all the pieces…

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  • January 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm
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    This channel represents what I've wanted to have when I was a kid.

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  • January 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Yeah I love waltz.

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  • January 16, 2017 at 4:38 am
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    thx so much for this video… I'm working on an idea and this just made it happen!

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  • February 18, 2017 at 12:02 am
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    I am so behind even tho im 8 🙂

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  • March 1, 2017 at 2:17 am
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    Jason your the man!!!!

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  • April 1, 2017 at 9:40 pm
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    Anybody notice it looks like the twister ride

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  • April 30, 2017 at 9:17 am
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    the musoc in the first few seconds.of the video reminds me of titanic

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  • May 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm
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    hey every one jaaason here

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  • May 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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    why are not you Lego designers?

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  • July 17, 2017 at 9:02 am
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    this penguin looks like hes on crack

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  • August 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    A do-nothing became a do-something.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    An optical illusion turned sculpture

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  • December 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    Cute

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  • January 6, 2018 at 1:45 am
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    Addyson LOVES penguins! She totally freaked out seeing this. We may need to build this soon…

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  • January 30, 2018 at 12:12 am
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    Is it weird that some of these smaller simpler models blow my mind more than the complex ones? I mean just the brilliance of that simple design is so much more than I could ever come up with.

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  • February 18, 2018 at 2:21 am
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    The second I saw that move, I recognized the Trammel of Archimedes at work. There's such a beautiful, yet simple elegance in mechanical movement such as that.

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  • March 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    i like your shirt

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  • April 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm
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    This penguin can draw ellipses!

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  • April 28, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    Forgot the penguin, where did you get that shirt?

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  • May 29, 2018 at 5:32 am
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    Reminds me of happy feet.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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    The basic shuttle is featured in Klutz' Crazy Action Contraptions. The only book I own that came with a bag of Lego pieces.

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  • November 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm
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    OMG! This is extreme cute! I love it! 🐧🐧🐧

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  • April 27, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    look at hIM GO WOW

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    "This might look familiar to you, and if it does, that means you've seen it before"
    Eloquence

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