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Mechanical LEGO Turbo Tank

Mechanical LEGO Turbo Tank

Elemental_lego builds original microscale LEGO models. Among his creations is this mechanical tank that crawls along a terrain treadmill beneath its wheels. It reminds us of the lunar buggy in the game Moon Patrol. He also built a rolling vehicle inspired by The Mandalorian’s Juggernaut. Buy the build instructions on Rebrickable.

LEGO Archer Automaton

LEGO Archer Automaton

Jason of JK Brickworks shows of an amazing LEGO kinetic sculpture of Greek goddess Artemis. When a crank is turned, she draws her bow and fires an “arrow” made from a piece of flexible tubing. The mechanism’s design was inspired by a wooden automata created by Del Cat.

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Da Vinci’s Drawing Machines

Da Vinci’s Drawing Machines

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci‚Äôs Robot Knight – an automaton he created somewhere around 1495, Robotime’s drawing machines use a series of stackable wood cams to create different sketches as you turn their hand cranks. Available in The Gambler, The Slayer, and The Robot designs. Assembly required.

LEGO Bath Time Automaton

LEGO Bath Time Automaton

LEGO artist TonyFlow76 shows off a playful scene featuring a man taking a bath. As he turns the crank, the guy scrubs his back, colorful “water” ripples and pours from the faucets. The design was inspired by this wooden automaton by Paul Spooner. If you’d love to see an official kit, show your support for the design on LEGO Ideas.

Mechanical LEGO Skull

Mechanical LEGO Skull

One of the creepier and more awesome mechanised LEGO builds we’ve seen comes from Darryl Friesen aka Baronworks, who created this chomping sugar skull inspired by the Day of the Dead. The noise its 100 spinning gears only add to the effect.

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