Lego Hadron Collider: if you step on the “God particle” it hurts…
A 1:50 scale model of the Large Hadron Collider’s Atlas Detector. In Legos. Yes.
Some fun facts – the guy behind it wanted Lego to embrace the project, producing it as a kit…
“The raw materials required to the build the LHC model cost about EUR 2,000, funded by the high energy physics group to promote alternative ways of learning.
The company that builds lego bricks (trademarked in capitals as LEGO) has so far not reacted to Professor Mehlhase’s proposal to build the model.”
Perhaps this is why:
“The model is made of 9,500 lego bricks and is about 1:50 in scale. There is no construction manual yet, but there will soon be one, he says on his website. The model is very intricate, even showing the innermost pixel detector.”
There’s a gallery of construction pictures and stuff here.
It was created by the University of Copenhagen, Via thenextweb