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Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:55 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:07 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:19 pm

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!
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:28 pm

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....
 

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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:51 pm

This is what the lego gods have sent to us for worshiping them for years  
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:17 pm

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
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:25 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:08 pm

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]
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:42 pm

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...  
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:50 am

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

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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:19 am

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:35 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:12 pm

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!
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:23 pm

holy mother of lego... sweet piece of work
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:48 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:25 am

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?
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:05 am

I think we should congratulate the guy at Rolls Royce who convinced his boss that is something that the company absolutely had to have.
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:19 pm

The blade-out test should be interesting on this one..  
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:15 pm

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

Would they shoot a rubber chicken at the thing?  
 
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Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:06 pm

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

Maybe a fully working lego plane for Paris 2013?????
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:23 pm

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..........
 
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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:00 pm

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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RE: Lego Model Of Trent 1000 At Farnborough

Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:57 pm

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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