One of the highlights of the recent Farnborough International Airshow, was the (half-size) Lego replica of a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine showcased in the FIA 2012’s Innovation Zone.
Described as “one of the most complex Lego structures ever built”, it is made of 150,000 parts and took a team of four RR graduates and apprentices eight weeks to complete.
Not as complex as the RR Trent, but for sure quite difficult to build as well is an impressive model of a SAAB Viggen combat plane, that unlike the Trent 1000 replica, you can build by your own and keep on your desk.
It’s a MOC (My Own Creation) by Milan Reindl a Czech guy who has not only built the model in 3 months, but has also published the detailed instructions you need to assemble the 2075 needed bricks and create your own Viggen.
The motorised 1:21 JA-37 replica features opening canopy, retractable landing gear, foldable stabilizer, air brakes, ejection seat, detachable fuel tank, 4 rockets, ram air turbine, flaps, rudder, thrust reverser, detailed cockpit etc. It is also equipped with lights for “night operations”.
- Farnborough 2012: Rolls-Royce showcases jet engine made of Lego (edition.cnn.com)
- Rolls-Royce unveils 150,000-part LEGO jet engine (gizmag.com)