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.
My next Great Ball Contraption module is the Rainbow Serpentine. The original design was developed by Brian Alano, who had spotted something similar in European GBC loops and made plans of his version available online. This in turn was modified by Lawrie George, who replaced the large cogs in the centre of the curves with the rotating claw pieces to scoop the balls around the lane. I built my module from Lawrie’s plans, once again in rainbow colours with the parts I had to hand. It handles large numbesr of balls in the input hopper with ease, and translates into a steady flow which exits the module at the top behind the spinners.