Got 152,455 extra Legos lying around the house? Build a jet engine!
That’s what airplane engine maker Rolls-Royce decided to do recently. And our guess is they didn’t spend a minute in a wind tunnel or doing CFD Analysis. At the Farnborough International Airshow, held in mid-July, they unveiled a half-scale Lego model of their Trent 1000. It weighs 675 pounds and has a fan diameter of nearly five feet.
Check out the full story complete with pictures at Wired Magazine.
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