Lego Soyuz Capsule Built and Installed in the Science Museum

By Gary Cutlack on at

An enormous Lego build has been organised and sanctioned by the Science Museum and the UK Space Agency, seeing a two-thirds scale model of the Orbital Module of the Soyuz Capsule built from a quarter of a million bricks to amaze visiting children.

Massive builds where committees hammer together bulk quantities of bricks take some of the magic out of Lego, where you're supposed to use what you've got  -- and your imagination -- to make versions things. But still. It's quite impressive. Here it is, being clicked together, by lots of people, taking the equivalent of 650 hours of the life of a person to assemble:

Other parts of the Science Museum are also going Soviet later this week, when its Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition goes live. Such rarities as the actual Vostok 6 capsule flown by first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova and an unused LK-3 Lunar Lander will be there to see, plus the important things all children want to know about will be explained courtesy of examples of the toilets they used when up there. [YouTube via UK Space Agency]