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Tinker Recreates Hadron Collider At 1:50 Scale in LEGO

If you’re a post doc looking to get undergrads interested in the Large Hadron Collider what do you do? Build an awesome 1:50 scale replica of the Collider’s Atlas Detector, naturally.

Sasha Mehlhase invested 81 hours of labor into designing and constructing the 1:50 scale model of the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Atlas Detector. The project involved a special order of LEGO bricks that set him back 2,000 Euros and had a final count of 9,500 individual bricks.

While that’s a staggering bill for a LEGO project, we’d be excited to see more in-depth builds like this. What scientific monument should we encourage Sasha to build next? Hit up the link below for an interview and more pictures.

Large Hadron Collider Machine Entirely in LEGO [University Post via Geek.com]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/5/12

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