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The Intro Machine
In which clumsiness is a sin.
About this creation
The summer assignment for grad school this fall is a brief introductory movie. My choice: a Rube Goldberg machine.



Total build time: 7 hours
Duration of machine: 10 seconds
Number of brown 1x1 bricks used: all of them
Number of times machine was activated by me bumping the table: 4

Push the red button and it releases this ball...
...which rolls into this bucket...
...and is then poured out onto this thing, which rolls down the track...
...and trips this wire...
...which pulls out the plank blocking this guy's dynamite cart...
...which rolls down and pushes back these signs...
...and then knocks loose this peg...
...which tilts this trough and sends this yellow ball rolling...
...down these troughs...
...before landing in this dish, pulling it down...
...raising this gate, releasing the Union guy's cart, which rolls down the track...
...hitting this grey square...
...which pushes this telephone pole...
...into these domino gravestones...
...which tips over this wooden weight, pulling down on this chain...
...which raises this lovely message.





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  June 7, 2012
Amazing job! Keep up the superb work!
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  November 18, 2010
can i get instructions on how to build the telephone pole
Alex Eylar
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Harrison H.
  September 1, 2010
This reminds my of those Phineas and ferb commercials where they have machines like this. I wish i had one.
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  September 1, 2010
thats amazing! i made something like that, but it was smaller and wasnt as awesome. i must get working!
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  September 1, 2010
This is a brilliant idea! The notes that flip up are great touch!
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  September 1, 2010
No kidding - I was thinking about making one of these just the other day. Now that I've seen yours, I'm glad I didn't! Yours was much better than anything I would have made.
Alex Eylar
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jack holmes
  August 31, 2010
thats pretty crazy i love it
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  August 31, 2010
Cool! I liked it!
  August 31, 2010
like the guy below me said EPIC
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  August 31, 2010
EPIC! i love it! it's really really good, and i love the little signs that pop up all over the place. GREAT JOB! 5/5
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  August 30, 2010
Very good! What creativity! Love the music for the video!
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  August 30, 2010
Great fun! Like an old game of mousetrap.
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  August 30, 2010
Awesome! This is so useless, but so dang funny. I love how much effeort is is put into doing as good as nothing! ~Cheers
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  August 30, 2010
that is so cool
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  August 30, 2010
Cool machine.
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  August 29, 2010
Fun, fun, fun! Excellently done, well-lit, and well described. All around good-job!
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  August 29, 2010
I love Rube Goldberg machines. They do so much just to do absolutely nothing.
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  August 29, 2010
This is an awesome moc probably the best one this month.
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  August 29, 2010
That is amazing! Why did you all it the Intro Machine?
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  August 25, 2010
Most impressive. Great job condensing so many steps into such a small space. -Drew
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  August 25, 2010
Wow, man! Seriously one of the coolest things I've seen in a while! Like JP said, very reminescent of some Loony Toons or Tom and Jerry cartoons.
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  August 24, 2010
Just too cool. Lee.
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  August 24, 2010
Could you make a windows media player video because i dont have flash player. Creation is superb. I love the RG machines.
  August 24, 2010
It's not awesome, it's EPIC!You make the most creative MOCs.
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  August 24, 2010
This is the first Rube Goldberg machine I've seen on MOCpages. Good job! 5/5! ~Stay green my friends
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  August 24, 2010
Ingenious! This reminds me of those Looney Tunes cartoons :)
Alex Eylar
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chimera -340
  August 23, 2010
lol that was pretty good
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  August 23, 2010
XD!!
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  August 23, 2010
Thats sweet!
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  August 23, 2010
OMG!!! I love this!!!
Alex Eylar
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Falco .
  August 22, 2010
some ingenius set-up there. i love how one thing triggers the next.
Alex Eylar
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Dragunov Boy
  August 22, 2010
That's crazy awesome!!!!
Alex Eylar
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The Shadow Knight .
  August 22, 2010
MAMA MIA!!!! (That's because of the music you put in your vid. :D) THIS IS GREAT! Now Make a Starwars one. :P
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  August 22, 2010
I now desperately want to build one of these, but I cant, it hurts even to think about trying. Ow. Amazing though. Ingeniously original. =)
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  August 22, 2010
Dude! Thats sooo cool!! Id make one but it seems utterly complicated and that makes it a demotivator. Anyways, Nice job!!!
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  August 22, 2010
Awesome; for lack of better words.
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  August 20, 2010
Oh man....that is sweet! What a very cool build and, of course, excellent lighting!
Alex Eylar
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Dave and John Xandegar
  August 19, 2010
Completely cool! Love the way you did the video as well. Your imagination and the results are always enjoyable! Well done, Alex-
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  August 19, 2010
Amazing.
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  August 19, 2010
Very cool and clever!
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  August 19, 2010
Very nice. Great creativity.
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  August 19, 2010
Incredible. I used to build a Rube Goldberg machine with my mom every Christmas vacation. I love the efficiency of this one, and the creativity is astounding. If I wasn't leaving for college in a couple days, I would have really liked to attempt one of these. Maybe this winter break... Anyway, thank you for your continued inspiration. -Sam
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  August 19, 2010
Amazing, I have always liked seeing machines like this.
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  August 19, 2010
Well done, this is one of the most brilliantly original thins I've seen done out of Lego in, well, forever! The entire set up is sheer brilliance, keep bricking for sure!
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  August 19, 2010
Great work!
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  August 19, 2010
Sheesh...talk about playability! Great stuff, Alex! So how long did the video take to film and edit?
  August 19, 2010
Wow. That is like the best thing in the wourld!!!!! I need something more effective than Exclamation points to put justice to the loudness and excitment in that sentence!!! Maybe Dynamite! And Pigs!!!
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  August 19, 2010
Coolest creation ever. I love the concept of a Rube Goldberg machine, and you executed it perfectly, although I will admit it is a little fast. Good day
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  August 19, 2010
Indeed :)
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  August 19, 2010
Extremely clever! The only thing I can think of that would make it even MORE amazing, would be a western backdrop... but this is perfect how it is. ;)
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  August 19, 2010
This is awesome, I love it, great job !
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  August 19, 2010
Maybe you should've reduced the gradient of all the inclinatons to make it last longer... XD
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  August 19, 2010
Well done Alex, I have been playing with a marble version of this with my eldest son which is cool enough, but to see a LEGO version is a real nice effort. It really does seem like a lot of work for 10 seconds, but its Western mine carts and tombstone dominos, whats not to like?
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  August 19, 2010
hahaha, very good job ;D
 
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