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I have a bad habit: every evening before I go to sleep I just have this urge for channel hopping for about 10 minutes. Somewhere in March 2017 around midnight I stumbled upon a program about art on the BBC. I'm really not interested in art, so I would have switched to another channel immediately if I hadn't heard the words "kinetic sculptures". Just for a few seconds I saw this gigantic metal kinetic sculpture moving a ball upwards very slowly with a well-hidden mechanism. Because of the round shape I saw a challenge in recreating this in LEGO. I immediately made a sketch of what I thought could have been the mechanism behind it. But in the heat of the moment I forgot two things:
Weird colour combination? As usual I tried to build it with the bricks in my own supply without purchasing lots of new bricks (only the balls, a handfull of L16 axles, and a Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box).
Update after the first event: using a Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box is a much better idea than just a standard Power Functions AAA Battery Box: I had to replace the batteries every hour and of course I dind't have enough batteries to make it run an entire weekend... (I had total confidence in it and didn't check it at home for more than an hour... My mistake!).