LEGO in Space…..

7 Mar

The toy tribute to NASA’s retired space exploration vessel goes viral.

Following in the footsteps of two Canadian students who sent a Lego Minifigure into space, a group of German Lego fans have sent a Space Shuttle kit (#3367) into the stratosphere.

Powered by a 1,600g helium filled balloon, it reached 115,000 feet before coming back down to earth. A camera strapped to the rig filmed the journey and the footage has been uploaded to YouTube.

The Lego model was launched in central Germany on New Years Eve last year in honour of the retired NASA Space Shuttle, which made its final flight in July 2011.

YouTube user ‪vinciverse‬ said the project was a “tribute to the end of the space shuttle era – proving that although retired, this machine can still fly, albeit in toy form.”

The Lego Space Shuttle crash-landed 150 miles away from the launch site and was recovered using a GPS tracking device.

Story courtesy of  ToyNews Online.

One Response to “LEGO in Space…..”

  1. Trendy Mom Reviews March 23, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    That is awesome!

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