Introduction: Knex Ball Machine Icarus

Picture of Knex Ball Machine Icarus

Who doesn't like ball machines which are more like coasters and which claim height?

After about two months of construction I finally finished building Icarus, my tallest ball machine to date!

Featuring a 7.35 meters ball drop and a 2.15 meters looping it is the largest of its kind!

Be sure to check out my website for more images and information on this machine!

Awesome things don't make themselves, maybe buy me a beer?

Thanks to Oninoni for helping me construct the main tower and the looping!
Thanks to Sandroknexmaster for helping me to build the track around the roses (that track is so long....)
Thanks to Koolcoasterkid for making the awesome background music!

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Im surprised this isnt featured. amazing thanks for the ible

The Knex Inventor (author)2016-07-24

Wow, this is mind-blowing! One of my favorites for sure. Geez, you must have TONS of K'NEX pieces!

JessicaMills (author)2015-09-11

Wow... just wow

Sorunome (author)JessicaMills2015-09-25

Late reply, but thanks!

Lexi Knex (author)2015-09-25

wow amazing !!!!!

Sorunome (author)Lexi Knex2015-09-25

Thank you!

megustatrains (author)2015-09-06


that thing


Sorunome (author)megustatrains2015-09-06

Haha, indeed, thanks!

Knex2thelimit (author)2015-09-04

WOAH!!!! This is amazing!!! Great job!!

Sorunome (author)Knex2thelimit2015-09-04

Thank you!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-03

AMAZING! I'm so used to seeing compact machines and this large spaced out one seems great! :-) Your ball machines are great :-)

Sorunome (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-03

Thank you!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Sorunome2015-09-03

The famous sornome °0°

Gargamel-Knex (author)2015-08-26

Where's my comment?
Anyway, A great building, with a BIG Looping :)
And... 40 pieces broke? ;(

Sorunome (author)Gargamel-Knex2015-08-29

Yeah, prolly even more >.<

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-08-16

Great machine, love it!

And congrats on the feature!

Thank you!

Big Projects (author)2015-08-15

This is incredible how long did it take for you to make this?!

Sorunome (author)Big Projects2015-08-17

Thanks! Says it on my website, about two months :)

knex akbar (author)2015-08-13

this is huge! how many knex do you have?

and did you build this outside? didn't you have trouble with wind or rain or anything? :p

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2015-08-13

I do not know how much knex I have, this machine didn't use all of my knex either. I'd estimate that this machine used about 30-40k pieces.

Yes I did build it outside!

Rain isn't troubling at all, wind was troubling, though, the looping got blown over like three times and the main tower almost got blown over a couple of times, I just happened to be at the right spot in the correct time to be able to save it >.>

knex akbar (author)Sorunome2015-08-13

wow, the amount of pieces that might have been broken is just insane, and then trying to put everything back to where it was... i would probably never build something outside because of things like bird poop and storms :p

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2015-08-13

I think "only" about 40 pieces or so broke :P

That sun did effect the plastic quite some... >.<

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2015-08-13

Yes, I did build it outside. I'd estimate that this machine used about 30-40k pieces. The wind almost blew over that thing a few times >.<

knexinventions 49 (author)2015-08-13

If Google is correct... (which it almost always), THEN THAT IS 24 FEET TALL!! How do you DO THAT?!

On my website it also has the conversions:

And I just built higher and xD

Sorunome (author)2015-08-13

Haha, thanks! Spiders and birds loved that machine :)

NYCitySlicker (author)2015-08-13

Absolutely amazing! Great job!

Sorunome (author)NYCitySlicker2015-08-13

Thank you!

www139 (author)2015-08-12

you have excelled once again! Nice going Sorunome!!

Sorunome (author)www1392015-08-12

Thank you!

www139 (author)Sorunome2015-08-12

you're welcome! :)

SirDaftBunny (author)2015-08-12

Super cool! Could you post a video of it in action?

Sorunome (author)SirDaftBunny2015-08-12

Thanks! Just check out the embeded video posted above, lol

ccpro14 (author)2015-08-12

your effort 100%

Sorunome (author)ccpro142015-08-12

Haha, thanks!

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-08-12

That is awesome great job and congrats on the feature

Woooo, thanks!

ringai (author)2015-08-12

You win everything. Have my internet, too. That's incredible.

Sorunome (author)ringai2015-08-12

Haha, thanks!

OfficialKNEXGUY (author)2015-08-12

DAMN! O_O That's one big ball machine!


Sorunome (author)OfficialKNEXGUY2015-08-12

Indeed, thanks! :D

Lucas The Boss (author)2015-08-12

Meh, I've seen bigger. Lol just kidding, this thing is epic! Wonderful job! I favorited!

Sorunome (author)Lucas The Boss2015-08-12

Haha, thank you!

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