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.
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 Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/5/12