July 14, 2012
Rolls-Royce builds 150,000-piece LEGO engine
More: "Rolls-Royce built a half-scale model of its Trent 1000 engine, used in the Boeing 787, out of 152,455 LEGO pieces. The engine weighs 675 pounds and measures five feet in diameter. Heavy — but the real thing weighs almost 13,000 pounds, so you have to give hollow LEGO bricks points for efficiency."
And: "Why drag a real engine to the Farnborough International Airshow when you can wow people with a smaller, lighter LEGO model that took eight weeks to construct? Rolls-Royce grads and apprentices worked with Bright Bricks to assemble more than 160 components into one awesome plastic engine. Check out the process in high-speed time-lapse [top]."
July 14, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink
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