Tinker Recreates Hadron Collider At 1:50 Scale in LEGO

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 5th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/5/12
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