The Great Ball Contraption layout at Skærbæk Fan Weekend in Denmark was very special this year. It’s the first time that three GBC big guns have been in the same display – namely, Tom Atkinson from the US, Maico Arts from the Netherlands and Akiyuki from Japan! The trio were brought together for the event by YouTube channel Beyond The Brick, who have been covering GBC around the world for several years. When I heard they were going to be there, I knew I had to take some of my own GBC modules to play along too.
Unlike many of my other GBC modules, which I have built from other people’s plans, Buckets of Fun is one I designed from scratch myself. As this is usually a long iterative process, it has taken me quite a while to refine its performance to be reliable for long periods at a show. Here is the latest version: