Awesome Japanese Lego genius rigs up a working machine gun made of plastic blocks

Limitless possibilities are there when it comes to Lego, and that’s why you can make a functional machine gun out of it. What’s the most complicated structure you ever created out of Lego blocks? I remember being six or seven and inordinately proud of a tiny, cubed house I’d rendered in primary color blocks, complete with various blocks that served as household appliances, disproportionate meals or family pets.

In my wildest dreams I would never have tried to construct something that moved, let alone something that worked as a rudimentary weapon. How many six year olds do you know who are capable of that?
“Finally! I finished it! I completed a fully working automatic machine gun made with Lego bricks! I’m really pleased with myself, so please watch the video of it in action!”

In the video we see @zuzuruniyaniya prepare the gun by draping a sheet of specially prepared Lego “bullets” into place, and then fires through the whole clip.

The bricks make an immensely satisfying sound as they’re fired from the gun, in part due to the powerful noise of multiple elastic bands being let loose in sequence.

▼ “The elastic bands are wound tight around the small Lego bullets and secured to the belt. The action of being dragged through is what causes the shots to fire!”

In the video he very delicately entwines an elastic band around the peg securing each row of bullets. After twisting it in the middle, he loops the other end of the band around top-most layer of the “bullet” block, right on the seam where the blocks connect. He then demonstrates that if the bullet block is pushed at its seam, the elastic band will send the bullet block flying forward.

He shows the block that initiates this function, a red long block that will be pushed along the side of the bullet “chambers” and sets each bullet loose by popping the seams upward.

A very fascinating device, although there aren’t explanatory videos for the case and body of the impressive item. You’ll have to engineer the rest on your own, kids!

The Internet was delighted with @zururuniyaniya’s handiwork. When begged for alternate angles to show off this cool contraption even further, he happily obliged.
In another video he showed a close-up of the process, so everyone could better understand how to create a deadly plastic weapon in their own home.
Source: Twitter/@zururuniyaniya via Togech
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