This Is One Rolls-Royce Jet Engine You’ll Never See In The Air – It’s Made From LEGOS
Yesterday I wrote about the cool use of LEGOs by the scientists at CERN and now we have the king of aircraft jet engines jumping into the mix with an awesome model of the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 turbofan jet engine that was made up of 152,455 standard LEGO bricks and parts.
Rolls Royce claims that this is one of the most complex LEGO structures ever built and even though it is only a half-size replica of the jet engine that powers Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner it is still pretty damn cool.
The model took a team of four people eight weeks to complete and weighs in at 677 pounds, is 6.6 feet long and 4.9 feet across. It might not be a functioning jet engine but it has all the moving parts needed to reflect the Trent 1000′s movements.
The LEGO model is on display at Roll-Royce’s stand at the Innovation Zone at the Farnborough International Airshow but we have a few more pictures to amaze you LEGO builders with.