Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 is world’s first functional jet engine modeled from Lego bricks

When an auto giant like Rolls-Royce comes up with something made of Lego it surely sounds surprising but one can bet their money that it is going to be impressive. Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 is world’s first jet engine made completely from Lego bricks and is a half size replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine which is used in Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane. Probably one of the world’s most complex and streamlined Lego structure ever made the Lego jet engine was shown at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow.

It took four people around eight weeks to complete with the use of 152,455 Lego bricks and the overall weight of the structure is 307 kg. The jet engine structure spans across 1.5 meters wide and 2 meters in length. To fully emulate the functioning of a real jet engine, Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 is made from 160 separate engine components made carefully by joining together the Lego bricks.

Be it the large fan blades which suck the air into the combustion chambers or the internal complexities of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, everything has been made to perfection in this Lego jet engine marvel. The most amazing thing about this Lego jet engine is that it is fully functional and capable of producing thrust to power an equally sized airborne plane.

The first of its kind in the world, this Lego jet engine has been built by graduates and apprentices at Rolls-Royce as a part of building something really amazing by the elite automobile maker. So people, enjoy some more pictures of this amazing Lego structure followed by the video and do share your valuable feedback on what you think about the Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000.

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  1. Allan H. says:

    Wait, how is it fully-functional? Wouldn’t combustion melt the bricks?

  2. bdoserror says:

    I don’t know where the author of the aritcle got the idea that it’s fully functional or could power an equivalent sized airplane. It doesn’t say that anywhere in the video or the official press release here: 
    http://www.rolls-royce.com/civil/news/2012/120709_lego_jet_engine.jsp

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