Rolls-Royce Builds Jet Engine out of Legos

Jet engine. Legos. Need we say more?

Between Mitsubishi, BMW and Saab, there's no shortage of car companies with roots in the aerospace industry. Ford's CEO used to run Boeing, and Honda recently began producing its first jet airplane, but arguably the most prestigious name in both industries is Rolls-Royce. These days the aircraft engine manufacturer has nothing to do with the carmaker, but we wouldn't let a corporate technicality like that prevent us from showing you something cool, would we?

Of course not. Especially when we're talking about a jet engine made of Lego bricks. Rolls-Royce unveiled this half-scale model of its Trent 1000 jet engine at the Farnborough International Airshow. It's made of 152,455 Lego bricks, weighs 675 pounds and has a five-foot-diameter fan.

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