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Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough  
User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10493 times:

Rolls Royce are showing a "working" Lego model of the Trent 1000 engine at Farnborough this year!

It is apparently the most complicated machine ever built from Legos: 152,455 pieces, 307 kg, 2m long, and it spins!

http://gizmodo.com/5924749/152455+pi...st-complex-lego-machine-ever-built

Here's a video of the thing in action -- amazing!

http://gizmodo.com/5925061/watch-the...-lego-rolls+royce-engine-in-action

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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2896 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10451 times:

I want one....NOW. I'll put it in my living room for a conversation pice after spending a few rainy weekends putting it together!!   


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User currently offlinezululima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 332 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10381 times:

As a huge aviation and Lego fan, now I can die happy. Awesome how they got the compressor blades to contra-rotate.


I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5676 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10294 times:

Certainly makes it easier to tweak the core, the fan and any other bits when its made from Lego! PIP's are easy to add! Any airlines sign up yet? The maintenance must be pretty low....
 

Tugg



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10175 times:

This is what the lego gods have sent to us for worshiping them for years  


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User currently offlinepowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10062 times:

At the risk of sounding cliche, I just have to suggest that someone builds a full scale Lego 787 to hang that beauty off of.

User currently offline135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 412 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10044 times:
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Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):
I want one....NOW. I'll put it in my living room for a conversation pice after spending a few rainy weekends putting it together!!

Me too!!! WOULD BE AWESOME! LOL


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12741 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9992 times:

See also:

Farnborough 2012 Engine Order (not Official) (by lightsaber Jul 9 2012 in Civil Aviation)

... where this is being discussed a bit too ...



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User currently offlinemetjetCEO From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9850 times:

Think of the maintenance and AOG implications. If you have an engine problem you A&P can run to the local toystore and will have spares for any incident. Of course I think you need to have little cup shaped hands and oversized plastic wrenches to get certification to work on them.

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9780 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):

I want one....NOW. I'll put it in my living room for a conversation pice after spending a few rainy weekends putting it together!!   

I second that! I'll put it in my garage. My girlfriend can park in the street.        

[Edited 2012-07-11 11:19:59]

User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 7):
See also:

Farnborough 2012 Engine Order (not Official) (by lightsaber Jul 9 2012 in Civil Aviation)

... where this is being discussed a bit too ...

I promise I searched for "Lego 'Rolls Royce'", "Lego 'Trent 1000'", and one other, and none of those searches brought up that thread...  


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9121 times:

Nice I love it!!! Can't believe we have a negative remark regarding the scale not being 1:1!!!

EK413



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User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7809 times:

Quoting zululima (Reply 2):
As a huge aviation and Lego fan, now I can die happy.

Me too!   This is truly a piece of art! Those students must qualify for work somewhere!   



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6730 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6915 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 3):
PIP's are easy to add! Any airlines sign up yet? The maintenance must be pretty low....

I would guess the maintenance can get tricky once the pieces are all fused together !

Quoting powercube (Reply 5):
At the risk of sounding cliche, I just have to suggest that someone builds a full scale Lego 787 to hang that beauty off of.

The real deal is already made of pieces of plastic !



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User currently offlinesmws From Estonia, joined Jun 2012, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Thread starter):
http://gizmodo.com/5925061/watch-the...-lego-rolls+royce-engine-in-action

Love the comment below the article: Mother of god. Please, lets never make Lego's Self aware.


User currently offlineFerroviarius From Norway, joined Mar 2007, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

Quoting powercube (Reply 5):
At the risk of sounding cliche, I just have to suggest that someone builds a full scale Lego 787 to hang that beauty off of.

Ooops, you certainly mean a four holed A350-1000 with SNECMA 1001s - everything is possible with Legoes -, powercube, don't you!!! Remember, Denmark is in the EU and the Danish Queen's husband is French!


User currently offlineInfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

holy mother of lego... sweet piece of work

User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5301 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 13):
Quoting tugger (Reply 3):
PIP's are easy to add! Any airlines sign up yet? The maintenance must be pretty low....

I would guess the maintenance can get tricky once the pieces are all fused together !

I wonder how much TBO Lego is guaranteeing?   



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User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4112 times:
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Quoting zululima (Reply 2):
As a huge aviation and Lego fan, now I can die happy. Awesome how they got the compressor blades to contra-rotate.

But the turbines all turn the same way! The HP turbine is *clearly* turning the wrong way for the HP compressor! And shouldn't there be an obvious speed difference between the fan and LP compressor spools (and their associated turbines)?   

But seriously, how do I get a job like this?


User currently offlinecoopdogyo From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

I think we should congratulate the guy at Rolls Royce who convinced his boss that is something that the company absolutely had to have.

User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

The blade-out test should be interesting on this one..  


'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 20):
The blade-out test should be interesting on this one.

Would they shoot a rubber chicken at the thing?  


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1443 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Ooooh......now that made my day!

Maybe a fully working lego plane for Paris 2013?????



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User currently offlineKDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 20):
The blade-out test should be interesting on this one..
Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 21):
Would they shoot a rubber chicken at the thing?

OMG.............. too funny for words lmao..........


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12741 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 9):
I'll put it in my garage. My girlfriend can park in the street.

Yeah, but what about her car? 
Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 10):
I promise I searched for "Lego 'Rolls Royce'", "Lego 'Trent 1000'", and one other, and none of those searches brought up that thread...

No worries, mate. I was pointing it out because there are some pretty good quotes there too.

Quoting smws (Reply 14):
Mother of god. Please, lets never make Lego's Self aware.

  

Quoting rwessel (Reply 18):
But the turbines all turn the same way!
Quoting rwessel (Reply 18):
But the turbines all turn the same way! The HP turbine is *clearly* turning the wrong way for the HP compressor! And shouldn't there be an obvious speed difference between the fan and LP compressor spools (and their associated turbines)?

You should have attended the design review!  
Quoting rwessel (Reply 18):
But seriously, how do I get a job like this?

They gave the task to interns and apprentices. Great thinking - now how are you ever going to get them to do real work???  



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User currently offlineB6MoneyGuyJFK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 21):
Would they shoot a rubber chicken at the thing?  

Of course not  http://www.google.com/imgres?num=10&...0&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:145



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