LEGO - MOLD-A-RAMA by V&A Steamworks

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    Watch the VIDEO HERE!

    youtu.be/v2yXs8_YsB4

    Mold-A-Rama is a brand name for a type of vending machine that makes blow-molded plastic figurines. Mold-A-Rama machines debuted in late 1962 and grew in prominence at the 1964 New York World's Fair.] The machines can still be found operating in some museums and zoos.

    Here's their Flickr group

    www.flickr.com/groups/moldarama/

    find out more about these fantastic machines ( and even BUY figures! ) at www.moldville.com

    This version is a scaled down replica of the original. It runs on a 5 motor LEGO Mindstorms NXT system.

    It won for 'Best Use of NXT' at this years BrickCon in Seattle

    What am I going to do with all these clowns?

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    1. The Derpy Person 18 months ago | reply

      This is excellent quality work!

    2. floodllama 18 months ago | reply

      You, sir, have been blogged.

    3. Ryclen 18 months ago | reply

      Awesome. Really inventive!

    4. Parks and Wrecked Creations 18 months ago | reply

      The same day I saw this a BrickCon, I found two working molding machings at the Seattle Center Science Museum! Love those machines and love what you built!

    5. Guss De Blöd 18 months ago | reply

      Me want to see it mechanism ^^ awesome creation btw.

    6. Veeborg 18 months ago | reply

      Cool idea, man! I think I know how this works but I am not very sure :))

    7. notenoughbricks 18 months ago | reply

      Thank you for building and sharing this! Creations like this make me appreciate the LEGO hobby just a bit more knowing there are builders out there creating mocs that push the envelope further and further. This hobby is limitless.

    8. LukeClarenceVan 18 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic! Very clever idea, and superb execution.

    9. Fine Clonier 18 months ago | reply

      Just saw one of these at the San Antonio Zoo. This is dead on. Great work

    10. pasukaru76 18 months ago | reply

      A machine making clowns... the horror... the horror...

    11. Karf Oohlu 18 months ago | reply

      That's awesome Guy, very awesome. I really like those dials: )

    12. Steve The Squid! 8 months ago | reply

      Did you ever post how this works?

    13. V&A Steamworks 8 months ago | reply


      Smoke and Mirrors!
      : )

    14. Steve The Squid! 8 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I was hoping for something with more clowns, but I guess that's unrealistic :P

    15. V&A Steamworks 8 months ago | reply

      My original intent was to build a cartridge with a greater capacity, but then everything would have to scale significantly larger in the outer frame ( too big to travel with )
      OR
      I would have had to use something like treads, which Mindstorms has a hard time tracking effectively.

      p.s. Don't tell anyone how it works... ninjas will stab you ....

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