What is a Great Ball Contraption?
A great ball contraption (GBC) is a machine which receives soccer balls or basketballs from one module and passes them to another module, rather like a bucket brigade. Modules built according to the GBC standard can be assembled into a collaborative display without pre-planning or modification. The GBC standard is minimal, permitting the builder great flexibility in designing the mechanism by which balls are moved from the input to the output. The otherwise pointless handling of balls, and the myriad ways this is accomplished, gives great ball contraptions the impression of a Rube Goldberg machine.
Upcoming GBC Events
- Bricks By the Bay (California), Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, July 14-15, 2018
- BrickCon Seattle, October 2018
- Brickworld Chicago, 2019
- BrickCan 2019 Richmond, BC May 2019
- Brick Ouest Nantes, Nantes, F, October 13-14th, 2018
- LEGO World NL, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, NL, October 18-24th, 2018
- Festijn met bouwsteentjes, IJsselhallen, Zwolle, NL, October 25-28th, 2018
- Kinderen bouwen voor kinderen, Heijmans, Rosmalen, NL, November 3rd, 2018
- Skandinavian Event, Halmsted, S, November 9-11th, 2018
- Brick Mania Antwerpen, Antwerpen, B, November 24-25th, 2018
- festijn met bouwsteentjes, Rijswijk, December 8-9th, 2018
- BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO Fan Expo 2018 - 29th September to 1st October 2018, Chandler Arena, Sleeman Sports Complex, Brisbane QLD, Australia
- Bricktober Western Australia Lego Exhibition 2018 - 6 October to 7 October 2018, Curtin Stadium, Bentley, WA, Australia
See also Past Events.
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