152,455-Piece Rolls-Royce Engine Is The Most Complex Lego Machine Ever Built

This is insane: 152,455 Lego bricks, weighing 307kg and measuring 2m long. That's how amazing this Lego cut-out of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine is. It has over 160 separate engine components arranged just like the engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Rolls-Royce presented its Lego engine yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow and says that it took four people eight weeks to complete, which is quite a feat. The beautiful cut-out shows every detail of the inner workings of the engine, "including everything from the large fan blades which suck air into the engine down to the combustion chambers where fuel is burned." It required the builders to go through the actual CAD plans of the engine to reproduce every component accurately with Lego pieces.

According to them, it's the first of its kind in the world. Still, it's only half the size of the actual engine, which weighs over a tonne.


Comments

    Awesome.

    Just awesome.

    Seriously, how do I apply for a Lego building job??

    Some people just get all the fun!

    Can we get a full size 747 next, please :D

      A full size 747 engine isn't much bigger than the lego model. A 777 engine is the largest jet engine in the world or, if you really want a challenge, how about a full size Saturn 5 rocket?

        I think me meant the whole plane ;)

    That looks seriously pretty. When will it be in Kmart?

    Does it run?
    If not, maybe improve it for V2 :P

      Yes it runs look at this film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9uf99bQvLU

    I would love to see a working jet engine made of lego.

    that would be cool

    Wonder if it explodes just like the real Trent series engines do so often.

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