- The GBC started as a "Ping Pong ball handoff" within the Lafayette LEGO Robotics Club, and was combined with SMART's Crate Contraption to become The Great Ball Contraption. Other early participants included Bryan Bonahoom and Brian Davis. One of the early appearance of this collaboration was at Brickfest 2005.
- Guinness World Record: 197 modules Dalian Boca Education & Technology Co. Ltd. july 30th, 2016 in Dalian, China
- Guinness World Record: 168 modules at Fana'Briques, Rosheim, France, 2015
- Guinness World Record: 88 modules at Brick2014 in London
- World: 139 modules at LEGOWorld CPH, Bella Center, Copenhagen, 2013
- Western hemisphere: 80 LEGO modules at Brickworld Chicago 2014
See also LEGO World Records.
- World: in excess of 584.43 meters at Brickfair NE 2013