Rolls-Royce displays jet engine made of Legos

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine can spin at 1,200 miles per hour and deliver a mighty 75,000 pounds of thrust — unless it’s made of Lego bricks.

A version of the British manufacturer’s most up-to-date aircraft engine made up of more than 152,000 toy bricks was among the more unusual displays at this year’s Farnborough Air Show in the UK.

The half-scale model, complete with spinning Lego turbines, took specialist company BrightBricks eight weeks to construct and is made up entirely of standard Lego parts.

Hey – someone had to do it for the first time.

One thought on “Rolls-Royce displays jet engine made of Legos

  1. MetalBeard says:

    Researchers in a multi-decade study say LEGOs have showed an “exponential” increase in violence http://qz.com/690332/researchers-in-a-multi-decade-study-say-legos-have-showed-an-exponential-increase-in-violence/ The number of toy weapons such as miniature guns, knives, and harpoons featured in sets of tiny plastic LEGO building blocks has increased by 30% from 1978 to 2014, according to a study published last week in PLOS ONE by researchers at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury. The increase was primarily driven by higher numbers of weapons offered in film-themed packs, most recently in 2012 with Lord of the Rings LEGO sets.
    “The LEGO company’s products are not as innocent as they used to be,” Christoph Bartneck, roboticist at the University of Canterbury and lead author of the paper told BBC {link}.

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