Wednesday, 11 Jul, 2012 Technology

Rolls-Royce LEGO Jet Engine - One of the Most Complex Works Ever Made


Guests at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this year were able to witness the world's first ever Jet Engine made entirely out of LEGO pieces by Rolls-Royce.

The replica is about half the size of the real - Royce Trent 1000 engine used to power the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In order to create the LEGO model exactly 152,455 LEGO pieces were required. It took 8 weeks for a group of fulltime employees to complete the work.

But the LEGO engine is not static - its blades rotate resembling the work of the real thing. The structure weights 676 pounds, is 4.0 feet long and 6.5 feet wide.

It would be interesting to note that the LEGO engine is one of the most complex models ever created out of LEGO blocks. To make it the team was helped by a consulting group from Bright Bricks. However, nothing would be possible if the actual CAD drawings of the real engine were presented.

[via CNN]

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