Rolls Royce Engineers Build 1:2 Scale Model of Jet Engine With LEGO [Video]

If you’ve ever wondered what a team of professional engineers could do with LEGO, check this out…

The engineers at Rolls Royce recently used 152,455 LEGO bricks to construct a half size replica of their Trent 1000 jet engine, which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. If that wasn’t cool enough, the components actually move just as they would in the real engine.

This shows the Lego jet engine was a labor of love for the Rolls-Royce engineers, who put the same techniques toward planning and building the Lego version as they would a real engine. They created 160 separate components that fit together just like the real engine — including things such as the fan blades and even the internal combustion chamber.

The 676 pound model, which was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, measures just under five feet in length and is six-and-a-half feet wide.

Hit the jump to check out a video of the model in action.

(Gizmag, via CNET via DVICE)

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