Rolls-Royce jet engine made entirely out of Lego

Published 1116 GMT (1916 HKT) July 11, 2012
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Rolls-Royce unveiled the world's first jet engine made entirely out of lego. It is a half size replica of the Trent 1000 which is currently being fitted into the new 787 Dreamliner planes. Barry Neild/CNN
The bespoke Lego sculpture took four Rolls-Royce apprentices and graduates eight weeks to design and complete using 152,455 Lego bricks. The engine is part of a display in the Innovation Zone at the Farnborough Airshow. Barry Neild/CNN
Paul Stein, Rolls-Royce, Chief Scientific Officer, said: "We hope that this representation of our technology will help to enthuse and inspire the potential scientists and engineers of the future about the career opportunities they could pursue." Barry Neild/CNN