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Jet Engine Made From 150,000 Lego Bricks

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Rolls Royce have created the world's first jet engine made from Lego bricks. The engine is a half-size replica of the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is made from more than 150,000 Lego bricks (live.wsj.com) More...

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onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 6
huh...not really good for bird strikes...lol
SootBox
SootBox 6
"Made entirely by hand" lest anyone be confused and think a robotic machine assembled it.
danishnelson
Danish Nelson 2
I know what you mean, but look at thing differently.

I've seen amazing things made form LEGO'S, and this is one of them. One "Made By Hand"
padgettrea
Yeah, but there'd be more left over so you could reuse most (if not all) of the parts. :)
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
with the world economy the way it is they must have had a lot of free time
cppkc
In the States we consider Legos toys, but in the UK and many European countries they consider them as educational objects used to expand a student's critical thinking skills.

Having taught Primary School in England for a year on a Fulbright Exchange, I found that a massive collection of Legos and a Lego table was a staple in every classroom around the country. Starting with the grade F1 (knidergarten) The class is given a weekly assignment to build a project. When you have been trained to expand your thought process thru Legos, this is what you end up with as an adult.
padgettrea
Now if they could only solve the overheating problem.
rafman925
Brilliant you guys,excelent work
Lokelani23
Impressive...I think if children see this and find this was made with a toy they use...they could be inspired to make greater inventions with unlimited dreams!

joelwiley
joel wiley 2
But, was it the low bid?
jimquinndallas
Jim Quinn 2
I was six years old and living in England when I got my first Lego set and I cannot tell you how many hours I played with those little plastic blocks. I think this is a great project for both Rolls Royce and for Lego..
Flyboy187
Nathan Quast 2
Impressive! Next mountain to move: building a full scale replica of an airliner... :)
RobSJC
RobSJC 1
Interesting to see it and then realize .. what it is made from and that it has motion !
MACGSO
MACGSO 1
Hmmm.. I gotta wonder. If this is what they use to teach European kids assembly techniques, could it possibly explain some of the problems Airbus is having? Just kidding, but still... ?
dbleess
dbleess 1
That explains why legos are so expensive. When you're competing to purchase them against government agencies with debt spending accounts, that forces the demand and price up.
t1sby
Tim Bray 1
This was a very cool build. Very Good job!
Derg
Roland Dent 1
This will impress the MBA crew in the office and hopefully a few investors. Smart move.
jack25
Jack Hawkins 0
Awesome! I wouldnt like to buy the Lego bricks to build it.
delmonaco03
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Rolls Royce Shows off Trent 1000 made of Lego Bricks

Rolls Royce have created the world's first jet engine made from Lego bricks. The engine is a half-size replica of the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is made from more than 150,000 Lego bricks.

http://live.wsj.com/video/jet-engine-made-from-150000-lego-bricks/516BC0E5-5FA4-48C4-BC42-B2CFFA23872C.html?mod=e2tw#!516BC0E5-5FA4-48C4-BC42-B2CFFA23872C
aat0783
Andrew Taylor 0
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150,000-Piece Working (It Moves) LEGO Jet Engine

This is a 152,455-piece, 677-pound, cross-section, 1:2 scale LEGO model of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 airplane engine. That's the same engine that powers Boeing's 787.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/07/150000-piece-working-it-moves-lego-jet-e.php
Av8nut
I know manufacturers want to lighten airliners but this is ridiculous ;)
b58f18
Brian Moreland -3
they got paid to build that?!