Rolls-Royce LEGO Trent 1000 Engine | US$na | www.rolls-royce.com
what you see here is the biggest Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine created from LEGO bricks. yes. you heard that right. it is the handy work of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce and was presented earlier this week at the Farnborough International Airshow. this impressive LEGO work of art measures 2 meters (6.56 feet) long, weighs 307 kg (677 lbs) and is made up of a mind-boggling 152,455 LEGO bricks. and the intricacies of this model is not just skin deep, it features more than 160 separate engine components that ranges from the obvious large fan blades to parts that are not often seen like the combustion chambers, mimicking the actual inner workings of the Trent 1000 engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. it took four people and eight weeks to complete with a build process that had the builders scouring through the actual CAD plans of the engine in order to reproduce this scaled LEGO model in exacting details. scaled model? yes. it may be huge by LEGO standard but it is still half the size of the real deal Trent 1000 engine. so you can imagine the complexity involved in the making this awesome example and it is not something that any individual mucking around his or her garage could accomplish. however, nobody is going to stop you if you are brave enough to make this insane attempt. awesome stuff. take a few more look at this impressive work and a video clip of its making of after the break.