LEGO GBC Advent Calendar 2020

๐ŸŽ Your 2020 LEGO Great Ball Contraption Advent Calendar is, in December, on Planet GBC YouTube channel
Planet GBC is launching the very first LEGO Great Ball Contraption Advent Calendar

Choose between two GBC modules: the easy-to-build one, Stepper module, or/and the more advanced one, Ball Rolling Machine 10. It’s FREE (except LEGO bricks of course..)

Everything is explained in details further down in this article

 

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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 1, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 1, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 1, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 2, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 2, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 2, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 3, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 3, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 3, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 4, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 4, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 4, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 5, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 5, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 5, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 6, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 6, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 6, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 7, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 7, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 7, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 8, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 8, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 8, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 9, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 9, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 9, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 10, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 10, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 10, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 11, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 11, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 11, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 12, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 12, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 12, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 13, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 13, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 13, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 14, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 14, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 14, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 15, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 15, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 15, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 16, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 16, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 16, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory ou Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 17, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 17, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 17, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 18, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 18, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 18, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 19, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 19, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 19, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 20, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 20, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 20, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 21, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 21, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 21, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 22, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 22, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 22, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 23, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 23, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 23, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ December 24, 2020

GBC1 – Stepper Xmas edition
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 24, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

GBC2 – Ball Rolling Machine 10
๐Ÿ“œ Building Instructions | December 24, 2020
๐Ÿ”จ Required LEGO bricks: Visual inventory or Bricklink file

 

LEGO GBC Advent Calendar: how does it work ?

STEP 1. Subscribe to Planet GBC YouTube channel

Firstly, if you have not yet subscribed to Planet GBC YouTube channel, you can do it easily by clicking on this link: Subscribe to Planet GBC YouTube channel

STEP 2. Choose a LEGO GBC module to reproduce for Christmas

Secondly, you can reproduce Stepper module – Xmas edition (original design from Sam Friesen) or you can reproduce Ball rolling Machine 10 (from Rimo Yaona)

Here are two videos showing these modules:

Stepper Module – from Sam Friesen
Ball Rolling machine 10 – from Rimo Yaona

you can even choose to reproduce BOTH of them (it’s FREE) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stepper Module is perfect if you want an advent calendar for your kids, if you have a limited budget (count 20-30โ‚ฌ or $ to acquire all the bricks) or if you are building your first Great Ball contraption module.

Ball Rolling Machine 10 is more complex to configure, require more LEGO parts (even though most of them are relatively common for LEGO Technic builders) , is therefore more expensive (count between 100 and 130โ‚ฌ or $ to acquire all the bricks) but is amazing to watch and super cool to build (kids can do, with a bit of support from their parents)

STEP 3. Download the list of bricks you need

Thirdly, you need to identify all LEGO bricks you will need over the month of December.

All the bricks you need for Stepper module:
Parts list to reproduce Advent Calendar GBC module 1, Stepper Module
Bricklink upload XML file to reproduce Advent Calendar GBC module 1, Stepper Module (right click, “save file as”)

All the bricks you need for Ball Rolling Machine 10:
Parts list to reproduce Advent Calendar GBC module 2, Ball Rolling machine 10
Bricklink upload XML file to reproduce Advent Calendar GBC module 1, Ball Rolling machine 10 (right click, “save file as”)

STEP 4. Gather the bricks you need

Then, look into your lego bricks stock and gather the bricks you need to build all along December your GBC module (Use the Parts list from step 3 to identify the bricks you own already)

YOU MAY NOT MIND ABOUT THE COLOR: A colorful GBC is still a GBC ๐Ÿ˜‹

When you are lacking bricks, you can buy them on Bricklink website (see “How do I get the LEGO bricks I need from Bricklink ?” section at the bottom of this post)

But, when you don’t own the bricks yet, nothing prevent you to watch the daily videos and have fun with me and the GBC community. You can build the GBC module anytime

STEP 5. Wait for the very first Advent Calendar video, on Planet GBC channel on Dec. 1st

Finally, wait for the 1st of December to watch the very first Planet GBC advent calendar video, coming for the 2 modules

Between the 1st and 24th of December A new Planet GBC video will be available on YouTube, at 17h30 European time, and you will be able to download building instructions to build a part of your advent calendar GBC module

You will be notified from one day to another about which parts you need.

Numerous surprises and bonuses will be posted along the way, so stay tuned.

 

I have still questions about LEGO GBC Advent Calendar

If you have any question, leave a comment in this post or on any of the Advent Calendar YouTube videos

 

 

How do I get the LEGO bricks I need from Bricklink ?

Follow the steps below

  • Go to Bricklink main page
  • If not done already, create an account (it’s free) and register
  • In the top menu bar, select option “Want” – “upload”, or go to Wanted List page
  • In the “Upload to Wanted List” page, select the tab “Upload BrickLink XML format”
  • Open the “Bricklink upload XML format” file you have downloaded from step 3 above
  • Paste the content of this file (you can open this file with a simple text editor like Notepad) into the bricklink.com “Upload to Wanted List” page, text area labelled “copy and paste here”
  • Click on “proceed to verify items”
  • Click on “add to wanted list”: all the bricks you need will be added to a wish list called “wanted list”
  • Click on “view wanted list” or reach your wanted list via the “Want” button in the top menu
  • Once on the Wanted list, you can change quantity or remove parts, to avoid to buy bricks you own already
  • Once ready to buy, click on the green button “Buy all”
  • From the “Buy Wanted Lists” page, you can order bricks from one or more shops all around the world: click on “autoselect” for Bricklink to automatically choose shops for you, or click on “select” on the shops you target
  • Create carts and finalize your purchases
  • Wait for your bricks to arrive (priority to local dealers if you wish to get your parts quickly)

 

How do I get LEGO bricks in another way ?

Buy Lego Technic bricks at the best price to build your GBC modules (AMAZON Price Comparator):
LEGO TECHNIC PRICE COMPARATOR

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