Massive Lego Ball Machine - *proper* engineering ;-)

My eldest sent me this very satisfying seven minutes of engineering:


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Shadowman393 years ago

I always loved these Lego GBCs, especially the ones this guy makes since they are more mechanical than robotic. But, might I ask why you think Lego creations are proper engineering and Knex ones aren't?

Kiteman (author)  Shadowman393 years ago

Mainly because comments like that wind up the K'NEXers...


Oh, I see, haha. Neither of them is really proper engineering anyway, though I think complex Knex stuff is more impressive since Lego has so many different elements that make mechanisms easier to build.

In my opinion K'Nex is for engineering stuff like bridges because you can go a long way very quickly but if you want more detail in your design go Lego, it has way smaller pieces that can provide a lot of detail.

Uh... Those are legos... right? Like, isn't this the K'NEX forum, and like (I am purposely talking like a teenager here) isn't this the K'NEX forum? Not to be a stickler, but that video is like two years old, if that helps any.

Nope, they aren't legos, they're Lego, but we don't have a Lego forum, so this was the next best fit.

And the age doesn't reduce the coolness, does it?

Hmm, well, I don't know if I agree with you on the grammar there, but I see where you are coming from. As to the whole age this, I think it has a factor. Do you still think bell-bottoms are cool? LOL

It's a sheep thing.

You don't have lots of sheeps, and you don't have lots of Legos.

(I only wore bell-bottoms the first time around, me and Nelson.)

But could it be a socks thing. If you have multiple socks, you don't just have one sock, you have socks. -.0

You wore bell-bottoms? Wow... just... wow.

It's a brand name, they can do whatever they want with it. Technically we say K'nex for plural, not K'nexes. That's just awkward. Though I would agree that unconventionally I prefer saying Legos when referring to the parts and Lego when talking about the brand itself. It just sounds awkward like saying "look at all my Lego." I guess if it makes you feel better, say "Lego pieces" instead.

And what was a style back then =/= style now. I'm sure our grandchildren will give us crap for wearing hoodies as part of our outfits.

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