Rolls-Royce displays Trent 1000 replica made of 152,000 Lego bricks at Farnborough
Rolls-Royce plc, London, England, unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego at the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built, is a half size replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The structure shows the complex inner workings of a jet engine and took four people eight weeks to complete. Including 152,455 Lego bricks, the engine weighs 307 kg and is over 2 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. Over 160 separate engine components were built and joined together to replicate a real jet engine.