Jelle Bakker, better known online as "Jelle's Marble Runs" by his channel name, is a Dutch YouTuber who primarily uploads videos about marble runs.
His channel is completely dedicated to marble runs. He is mostly known for uploading the Big Marble Run Machine with 11000 marbles, with that video gaining a total of at least 12 million views. That was his second most popular video. He made various series with marbles, such as marble runs, marble machines, marble rollercoasters, marble races, rolling ball sculptures and more. He also made some original content with marbles, such as MarbleLympics, which is basically the Olympics but the spectators and the contestants are all marbles instead of humans. In addition, the events are somewhat different so that they are more appropriate to marbles.
List of subscriber milestones
- 100,000 subscribers: October 10 2016
- 125,000 subscribers: January 15 2017
- 150,000 subscribers: February 13 2017
- 200,000 subscribers: July 6 2017
- 250,000 subscribers: August 24 2017
- 300,000 subscribers: October 18 2017
- 400,000 subscribers: March 13 2018
- 450,000 subscribers: April 17 2019
- He has his own wiki, which is dedicated to himself. That makes him one of the few YouTubers that officially created a wiki by themselves.
- It was also formerly called the "MarbleLympics Wiki" because it was originally dedicated to his MarbleLympics series.
- In 2018, he made his own merchandise website and started advertising it in his 2018 Winter MarbleLympics series. Over there, he sells shirts that have the teams from MarbleLympics, such as Orangers, Limers, Midnight Wisps, Pinkies and more.
- According to his "About" section, he said that he had a form of autism.
- His channel name was originally called "JelleKnikkers".
- His biggest dream is to set up his own museum with marble runs and similar contraptions. This dream will come true in the near future, as he found someone who will help him setting up a toy museum including his marble runs.
- Since 2001, he began constructing more complex room sized marble machines with elevators and multiple paths. His biggest milestone was setting the guinness record longest marble run in the world on 21st May 2009. This marble run was 210.31 meters long. However, it was already broken by someone else in September 2011.
- At an unknown date, presumably before his new channel was made, his old channel got terminated.