'Up' IRL: Two Teens Send LEGO Minifig To 80,000 Feet

January 26, 2012


17-year old Canadian twelfth graders Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad recently sent a LEGO minifig to 80,000-feet (~15 miles/24km/not really outerspace but still really damn high) with a weather balloon, and this is the video to prove it. The young men spent $400 and four months of Saturdays planning the minifig's journey, but somehow managed to send him up without a helmet. You killed him! Besides that though, good lookin. Me? I've never sent anything anywhere. "But I thought you used to have that pen-pal in prison?" I don't want to talk about him.

Hit the jump for a video of Buzz Legoyear's journey in action.

Toronto teens send Lego man on an a balloon odyssey 24 kilometres high [thestar]

Thanks to Pesche, DanQ, koffey and dean, who have all tried launching He-Men into outerspace but wound up breaking neighbor's windows instead. Yeaaaaaaaah, a slingshot isn't gonna cut it, guys.

  • Jadis

    not the first toy in space though. Check youtube

  • No way that was real, it's totally Final Cut Pro.

  • Yay! Go Canada!

  • nicolechardenet

    America may have put the first men on the moon, but Canada has sent the first Lego Man into space!!!

  • whats in the backround at 1:01 - 1:03? It looks like a planet...

  • ...the moon?

  • Cameron Waites

    That's no moon...

  • SteveJC

    It's all about timing - brilliant!


  • romandiaz67

    damn yellows in space...

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