Two Rube Goldberg machine variations

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).

OKGo – This Too Shall Pass -Rube Goldberg Machine version –

Peter Fischli & David Weiss – Der Lauf der Dinge –

LEGO Steampunk Walking Ship (Strandbeest)

This is a custom walking machine built entirely out of LEGO components. It is styled as a steampunk/post apocalyptic trading ship and features several play features, including the functional cargo crane. By Jason Alleman 2013.

The walking mechanism is based on the Strandbeest kinetic sculpture created by Theo Jansen. Be sure to check out his amazing work here:

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