An electric machine gun that fires lego bricks (very quickly)
About this creation
out of all of the things that i have ever made, this definitely has to be one of the best and most satisfying. the reason: i have finally created a working full auto machine gun that fires lego bricks!!!!!!
working full auto
working safety catch
20-brick magazine (undetachable)
two grips - front (vertical) and rear (pistol)
is really really fun to fire!!
the basic idea is this:
a big wheel with elasticated teeth spins at a high rpm. bullets (bricks) are fed onto it via a magazine, until the top one touches the "drum" part of the wheel. as this is smooth, the brick doesnt move until one of the teeth comes round and hooks onto the back. the rubber band on the tooth stretches (as the brick cant go forward as there is something blocking it) until the actual tooth (which keeps moving) hits a lever, which releases the thing that is blocking the brick, which flies off from the force of the rubber band. this happens 3 times every rev of the wheel, as there are three elasticated teeth.
the two motors are powered by 18v (each) from a transformer connecting two battery boxes together, which is all hidden in the big black box at the back.
this is probably not a great explination, so a video of the gun in action can be seen here
pics: the gun
the gun, empty mag
the gun, stock removed
the back of the gun
what to do so you can load it (see vid for more info)
more inner workings
safety catch (safe)
ready to fire
looking down the "barrel", you can see the shooting wheel
well, that just about all there is to it.
tell me what you think!
Great job... I love the mechanism but have yet to see it in action because the video link is broken (Brickshelf died, so did the links, instructions etc.) and either I can't find it or there is no youtube video on it.
I really love all the mechanisms in your weapons (especially the Pump Action shotgun - I am building the mechanism now)
I like it
Darcy Guerin Hanlon
April 11, 2009
very good could do with some further development tho EG: like longer barrels and stuff
You just invented a new sport : Lego-Soft ! XD
It would be nice to make a league :P
Stil an awesome job, I'm sure in some time you'll be able to make the mechanism smaller, just like they do with computer technology. ;)
*Claps* Congratulations,i'm very impressed by this one. But try to make a switch between semi-and fully auto. It does look like an M-249 SAW. However,its such a great thing,it looks very ecxiting. But could you please review my guns,or try to make a Thompson M1921. Thanks,Jack.
Simply incredible! Awsome! There aren't enough words to describe the level of cool this reaches. :) I had thought about doing something similar, once, but my plan used an airsoft style gearbox which would pull back the launching pin with a half tooth gear. I had to give up due to lack of parts and the fact I didn't want to shave half the teeth off of any of my lego gears. :)