Rolls-Royce this week unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely out of LEGO bricks at the Farnborough Airshow this week.
The LEGO engine is a half-size replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 turbofan jet engine which keeps Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the sky. Made from 52,455 standard LEGO bricks and parts, it took four people 8 weeks to construct by hand.
Though obviously not a functioning jet engine, the model nevertheless has all the moving parts to reflect the Trent 1000′s functioning. The model weighs in at 307 kg (677 pounds), is 2 meters (6.6 feet) in length and 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) across.
The aim in building the model was to engage young people in science, technology engineering and mathematics, making it easier for them to connect with, capturing their imaginations and in time inspiring them for bigger and better things.
Has it captured your imagination, because we love it! Although I would have gone for a giant Spiderman personally!