Monday, July 16, 2012

Lego Creation: Jet Engine

Rolls-Royce engineers built this half-scale model of Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engine for the Farnborough International Airshow.  It weighs 675 pounds and measures nearly five feet in width.  According to Wired, the model is composed of 152,455 individual Lego pieces that were assembled by a four-person team over the course of eight weeks.  According to Rolls-Royce Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stein:
We are very pleased some of our own graduates and apprentices have contributed to building it, ensuring it is as realistic as possible. We hope that this representation of our technology will help to enthuse and inspire the potential scientists and engineers of the future about the career opportunities they could pursue.

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