Lego GBC Cardan Lift V2  is my variation of Torbjorn Soderstedt’s Cardan Lift V2.

It uses Girolamo Cardano’s Cardan Mechanism from the 16th century to convert rotation to linear motion.

Night Lighting

This module is setup for night running and uses one of my custom Lego UV/Led lights, with the UV shining on the balls and the lego light passing through a trans-blue brick to color the module gearing.


Videos of this module in operation


Lego GBC Cardan Lift V2 packs into a single 24x18x10″/60x46x25cm  bespoke cardboard box.

In order to fit, it breaks into several key pieces.

You can read about other boxes here Boxes for Lego GBC Modules.


Builds and revisions to this module


Pieces Cost Time
800+ $$ N/A

Lego GBC Cardan Lift V2 was designed by Torbjorn Soderstedt.

I found the instructions over at Planet GBC under “Cardan Lift”

My Variation

Pieces Cost Time
800+ $$ 1 Week

Minor modifications to suit my needs

  • Added a swinging output
  • Broke the module into 3 sections for packing