Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lego's In Outer Space!!!

How cool is THAT?

OK, technically, Lego Man didn't get into space.

But that doesn't make this $400 science project by two Canadian teens any less cool.

Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, a couple of 17-year olds, sent their Canadian flag-toting Lego figure aloft beneath a weather balloon they bought online for $85.

The packed a Styrofoam box with some gel hand warmers to keep three point-and-shoot cameras and a video camera (bought used on Craigslist) functioning at the below -4 F (-20 C) temperatures. They also put a cellphone with GPS aboard to track it. And they stitched together a parachute (on Muhammad's mom's sewing machine) to bring their Legonaut and their cameras safely back to Earth.

Click on the link on the heading and go view the video and everything else. Way fucking cool. And Lego, to boot! Love me some Legos.

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