A creative engineering genius on YouTube has revealed a machine made out of Lego dedicated to one very important task – cooking you breakfast.
The Lego Breakfast Machine can serve sunny-side up and scrambled eggs with a side of bacon using a complicated coordination of Lego gadgets designed and built by YouTuber, The Brick Wall.
‘My father cooks breakfast every Saturday and Sunday – it is 104 times a year! He deserved this present,’ wrote the machine’s mysterious creator in the YouTube video's description.
The breakfast machine works by picking up and placing rashers of bacon into a hot pan, and then picking up and cracking an egg next to it.
A separate robot on wheels equipped with an egg-flip then tends to the cooking food – scrambling the egg if required, and even adding salt and pepper – before plating up the cooked bacon and eggs.
According to The Brick Wall, the hardest part was finding a way to crack the eggs without dropping a shell into the pan.
‘I spent almost a week working on the right mechanism. There are little metal blades that hold the shell in place,’ they explain in the comments.
And if you’re a bit grossed out by dirty Lego coming in contact with raw meat, never fear, the engineer thought of that too by protecting all the Lego pieces with clear sticky tape.
‘The cleaning was super easy by removing the tape,’ they explain.
Now to find a way for the machine to serve breakfast in bed...
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza