LEGO Big Science

November 14, 2014
Some recent fascinating LEGO models are inspired by Big Science projects currently undertaken by the international science and engineering communities. Enjoy the following LEGO models!

1) Particle accelerator to discover the building blocks of what our universe is made of:

2) The European Southern Observatory (ESO) European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). E-ELT is a 39 mtr diameter telescope that will revolutionize the world of astronomy in the next decade. Frans Snik from Leiden Observatory designed and built this scale 1:150 LEGO model:

3) The International Space Station (ISS), currently housing Earth's astronauts on a continuous basis since 2001, and featuring a big set of science and engineering experiments:

4) ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. The LEGO model below was built by a NIKHEF research group at the University of Amsterdam.

5) The concept for a space elevator was first published in 1895 by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. A free standing tower reaching geostationairy altitude could provide much more easy access than rockets. Only the requirements for the material strength are very extreme. That's where LEGO comes in...

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