Teenager launches Lego Space Shuttle into stratosphere


16 Responses to “Teenager launches Lego Space Shuttle into stratosphere”

  1. John Berube says:

    I wonder what the designer of that lego set thinks about this.

  2. Anybody know what the first song was?

    • zard says:

      From the YouTube page “1st song: Radical Face – Welcome Home

      2nd song: Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra” :)

  3. gwilliker says:

    So fake!!  I can clearly see the strings.

    • spock9791 says:

      No shit?  Why don’t you read the whole article, dumbass!

      • gwilliker says:

        I did.  Then I watched the whole video.  Then I thought of something clever and funny to write as a comment.  Then I replied to a troll.  What can I say?  It’s been a busy Wednesday!

  4. John Fleming says:

    “…deke out Romania’s strict launch rules…”

    You can take the boy out of Canada, but you can’t take Canada out of the boy.

  5. Don’t fret, there’s still a video yet to be done with #10213, the current, bigger, and nicer-looking version of the shuttle.  Or really class things up with #7470 aka Discovery STS-31.  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7470-1

    The above being said… pretty good video from an obviously determined and creative person.

    • Bram says:

      Or go old school with 1682…
      Or go big, flashy, and motorized with 8480…

    • tedrock says:

      Lego should give this young man the Discovery STS-31 so he can have a second go at it. He could be the first person to use a Lego model to launch a small working satellite made of Legos…

  6. Lizanne Connelly says:

    Is this how the Romans or Greeks felt after their civilizations had fallen but some of their books and accomplishments continued to inspire others long after they themselves had lost the will or ability to strive for greatness?  A toy space shuttle…better than what we can launch these days.

  7. Sip Maven says:

    Song is called “Welcome Home, Son” by Radical Face. Its from the EP “Touch The Sky,” a nice touch.

  8. winterer says:

    we now need to figure out what size of helium balloon is needed to get real spaceships up to the same altitude. This could be an exciting alternative to space lifts not to speak of rockets.  If it works, this is going to be a quantum leap for space traveling 

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