LEGO Sci-Fi Megastructures infographic

To lighten up your Wednesday we have an awesome inforgraphic to share with you. Now most LEGO fans will like some sort of Sci-Fi, be it Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who etc but have you ever wondered how many bricks it would take to build scale models of your favourite buildings, spaceships and cars?

Well wonder no more as Ebates have come up with all the info we need. all the info below is based on the humble brick that has the following size; 15.8 mm x 3.2 mm piece we’ve all played with. Sure, millions and billions and trillions aren’t exactly easily visualized concepts either but it’s at least rooted in our real world. Of course, if these structures were to actually be built, they’d need more than just Lego bricks because without a steel frame or glue, they’d just collapse on themselves.

Ebates, which posted the infographic below, wrote:

“Matija Puzar also alerted us to some real-life LEGO creations to help us with our equations. A man in Austin, Texas, actually built his own fully functional LEGO R2D2 using 16,000 bricks along with a steel frame and a motor from a remote control plane. Our master builder also pointed us in the direction of an actual, working car that was built entirely out of LEGO. Although he was quick to remind us that the plastic LEGO bricks wouldn’t “fancy the temperatures around the engine,” that didn’t deter us! Using the real LEGO car as a basis of comparison, we were able to determine that it would take 573,314 LEGO to build and travel through time with the flying Delorean from “Back to the Future Part 2” and 955,200 LEGO to build and bust ghosts in the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. Our master builder also had a friend who built a life-size Tardis from “Doctor Who” with 150,000 LEGO. But, of course, that number would go way up if you built the inside to scale as well. (There are more LEGO on the inside.)”

How Many Lego Would It Take To Build Sci-Fi Megastructures
How Many Lego Would It Take To Build Sci-Fi Megastructures Created By: Ebates


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