Friday, December 23, 2011

Lego Creation: ATLAS Experiment

ATLAS LEGO model by Sascha Mehlhase
Via: Reddit
As part of an outreach project at the Niels Bohr Institute I have recently designed a model of the ATLAS experiment in LEGO® bricks. It illustrates all details, from the muon and magnet system to the innermost pixel detector and will hopefully be a great eye-catcher for all generations. Here's some key features:
  • about 9500 pieces
  • roughly 1:50 in scale (close to scale with the LEGO® man)
  • material cost of about 2000 Euros
  • about 1 m x 0.5 m x 0.5 m in size
  • approximately 33 hours construction time (spread out over several weekends and after hours)
  • around 48 hours to build the 3D model (a one-timer though)

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