WATCH Machine Made With Lego Makes And Launches Paper Airplanes


Rube Goldberg, eat your heart out.

For decades now, since the Danish company Lego introduced the little building blocks, people everywhere have been making all sorts of creative objects.  Men and women compete in making the most lifelike presentations of buildings and Star Wars type space ships.  There’s even a couple theme parks in the United States known as LegoLand.  The creativity knows no bounds.

Now, the people at Arrow FiveYearsOut have developed a machine that takes a piece of paper, folds it into a working paper airplane and launches the flying pressed wood pulp.  Check it out:

No, the edges aren’t crisp and some of the parts look like awfully specialized Lego, but pretty cool none the less…and much better than the people came up with in engineering class. (Yes, this was an actual exercise one time.)  No word yet on whether or not Lego is working with Arrow to develop a set or kit.  Other companies have issued instructions on how to make such a machine, though.

So, for those who say that American ingenuity and creativity are dead, look at what some people can do with toys.  All it takes is a little imagination.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Seraphina is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, Seraphina writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, Seraphina is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a Seraphinaassically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs. Seraphina is known as Cultural Limits on other blogs.

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