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Why not make a McNugget vending machine out of Legos?

Lego Mindstorms can build anything. Even this.

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The answer? Because after about 15 minutes they're not nearly as good. That minor hiccup aside, the YouTubers at Astonishing Studios have created this to celebrate the glorious food-like item that is the chicken nugget. Built and automated entirely by Lego Mindstorms, it can identify and process the proper payment before dispensing a four piece package of McNuggets on demand, with sauce. It only holds a couple of cartons, but without any way to heat -- of course Japan has that figured out -- or cool them, that sounds about right.

Whatever you consider regarding the practicality of such a device, it could at least be a fun break in between prototypes of world-destroying robots. Check out the Astonishing Studios YouTube channel and website for other odd examples of what can be done with a few smart bricks and gears -- the post-video breakdowns explaining how things work are the best parts.

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