There’s very little that surprises us these days about Lego, such is the extraordinary amount of quite-breathtaking builds we’ve witnessed through the years. But even so, this effort by Rolls Royce to reproduce the Trent-1000 engine is staggering, showing off in glorious detail the inner-workings of the engine and the immense feat in engineering it requires to build such a piece of machinery.
At half the size of an actual Trent 1000 engine (but no less impressive), the build comes in at a total of 152,455 Lego bricks, weighs 307 kilograms and is 6.56 feet long. Moreover, every one of its 160 separate engine components is arranged identically to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine it is inspired by. Presented by the company yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow, the build includes “everything from the large fan blades which suck air into the engine down to the combustion chambers where fuel is burned.”
Reportedly, it took a team of four people eight weeks to complete and required them to go back to the original CAD designs for the engine to reproduce every component within the engine as accurately as possible. Now Lego, can you go ahead and market this as a kit please?