LEGO Magician Automaton

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LEGO Magician Automaton

A LEGO magician automaton that can make objects appear and disappear. Support on LEGO IDEAS
A LEGO magician automaton that can make objects appear and disappear. Support on LEGO IDEAS

Magic tricks at the turn of a crank

In September 2018 I could visit the restoration workshop of the Museum Speelklok in Utrecht. There, a restorator showed me many automata, of which one in particular caught my attention. It was a little figurine of a conjurer making objects on his table appear and disappear in cycle. It’s quite a rare opportunity to observe such an old automaton so closely. The mechanism was deceptively simple and fail-proof. That’s why I decided to improve my previous wizard automaton and make this new LEGO magician automaton.

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  • The objects that appear and disappear can be replaced and customized
  • The mechanism is completely hidden in the base and underneath the table cloth
  • The space under the table is really empty, increasing the level of mistery
  • A “MAGIC” text is built in the base front using LEGO SNOT building techniques.

It works so well, that I decided to post it on LEGO IDEAS, in the hope for it to become a real LEGO set!

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A LEGO magician automaton that can make objects appear and disappear. Support on LEGO IDEAS
LEGO magician automaton SNOT "Magic" text preview

Preview building instructions

You can download the building instructions for the “Magic” text decorating the LEGO Magician automaton, to enjoy its SNOT building technique.