150,000-Piece Working (It Moves) LEGO Jet Engine

July 18, 2012


This is a 152,455-piece, 677-pound, cross-section, cross-legged, wonk-eyed, 1:2 scale LEGO model of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 airplane engine. That's the same engine that powers Boeing's 787 but NOT choo-choo trains. Choo-choo trains run on the imaginations of children. It's true, they keep them all cramped up in the boxcars with these little helmets on and-- "Dammit, GW, you don't actually believe that do you?" *stripping down to bare ass to streak town hall* THE TRUTH MUST BE HEARD.

Hit the jump for several more shots and a worthwhile video of the thing in action.




Thanks to Pogonophile, Matt L, jimmy, Mannix, another Matt with no last name initial, and

  • What *can't* you build with LEGO?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    a nuclear submarine

  • kevin dijkshoorn

    Cool I want that in my Privat jett.

  • My friend worked on that! I didn't believe him until I saw some pictures.

  • Guest

    Tell your friend....

    ....he is awesome for working on this project. :D

  • Spartikiss

    How do I get this job??!?!?!?!?!?

  • John Archer

    did i miss the part of the video where you can see it moving? when does that happen?

  • Nathan Klassen

    I've always disapproved the idea of gluing lego together. The whole point is is that they're reusable, man!

  • glad to see they used legos and not megablocks >.<

  • I saw that on the news this morning. It's strangely beautiful.

  • Matty Spinny

    damn it why cant i get that job!

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