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Hello everyone;

I am new here, but some of you know me by my old blog or the GBCs I´ve posted in my youtube channel (yiharua).

This year, the Spanish biggest event will be held in Zaragoza, a considerable city in the North-East of the country. We are preparing it in a technological centre/museum, and as a part of the exhibition (which will of course including City sets, Licenses, and other stuff) they required that the expo was focused on Lego Technic, Mindstorms and "those Lego machines that move balls", as they stated.

With this in mind, we are prompting our community to build a GBC. If each of us was able to do that, including my 14/15 GBCs we could go up to 60 modules. But that is not the point of this article; I was only remarking that point because I have already edited the "GBC events to come" article at the wikipedia.

The issue I am here for is a small talk I have to prepare. It is another of the requirements of the museum to held an exhibition there. Of course, the theme will be GBC. Other mates at the LUG are preparing other kind of conferences, but my task is this one. So I am here to ask for a little brainstorm, if possible, of ideas to stand out in the talk. It is not only for exhibitors, but any attendance can come in and listen to it, so I have to prepare an introduction of the Great Ball Contraption world for everyone. I hope I can talk about Team Hassenplug, Philo, the Standards of GBC, and a little bit of the history of our world (including, maybe, recent world records in Europe and USA). I also could include somewhat of a video presentation at the start of it all. My intention is to make it somewhat interactive, so a module step by step live building could be interesting. What do you think?

Any idea would be great! I am open for everything, as I haven´t yet started the plot, so let your minds be free and brainstorm as you wish. Your help is going to be awesome (Everything is awesome!!!)

Only so you know, the exhibition is in "Etiopia, center for art and technology" museum, in Zaragoza, on the 7th and 8th of November, this year.

It will, unfortunately, be in Spanish. My hope is to record it and upload it to youtube; subtitles will be done if time happens to exist for me (studying Medicine ATM).

After all we only want to explain to everyone how this things work, the easy and difficult things of being in this GBC world and so on.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 at 21:52.

What is your target audience? That should be a large factor in what you present.

If your target is LEGO/Technic builders, a workshop where you build would be good.

It sounds like your target is the LEGO-interested public. I would not suggest a workshop, but a more general approach. I think your last line is a very good summary of what your entire presentation should be.


Posted by on 2 September 2015 at 16:23.

How did you get into GBC and what keeps you going to stay into GBC What is your favorite module how many time /parts did it take to build... where do you get the ideas to come up with a new module why are you so enthousiastic about GBC And ofcourse the already mentioned start and standards of GBC.

Feel free to use any of my youtube movies.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 at 21:33.

Bienvenido Yiharua! Like Steve, I think a build workshop is too much for the LEGO-interested public. But maybe if you have two or three modules where the mechanisms are easy to show, you could show that, including the physics and the challenges involved with those particular modules.

Feel free to copy ideas from Rafe Donahue's presentation that we used at Brickworld 2014: . We updated it for 2015, but I can't find it at the moment.

Posted by ALittleSlow (administrator) on 15 September 2015 at 02:36.

Thank you all for the answers. I have already been creating the workshop, and have some of your ideas in it. Lot of work to do still, but I have enough time (I hope :P).

I´ll show you after the event how it all went; if I can, we will record it.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 at 09:47.