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The "Extra Large" grey baseplate is 15"/38cm square, with 48 studs to a side. Alternatively, the moulded castle baseplate had a greater volume (with hight), and a base size of 32x48 studs and 6 bricks high (15"x10"/38x25cm) (in other colours as well): Tim offered up the following, also with a base size of 32x48 studs, 6 bricks high (15"x10"/38x25cm) (it ...
In 2008, LEGO released an exclusive Creator model of the Taj Mahal, with 5922 pieces, the most in a commercial LEGO set. It is no longer available at the LEGO Shop, but it's still commercially available from other retailers. Here's its Amazon product page.
Actual Minifigures In Space There have been a number of videos posted from the ISS mission, where we can clearly see one of the astronauts (Satoshi Furukawa) on the station holding a model with some minifigures: On the Gallery Pages they list out "Working and living in space - This is the LEGO models shown in the videos" In the shots there are there are ...
if you're just counting the basal area, it seems to be the gray 48x48 baseplate:
If you go by Volume/Weight. This is heaviest single-element I've ever seen. It's not just plastic but it's one element made and sold by LEGO.
The Super Star Destroyer, with 3152 pieces, is nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg): While the Ultimate Collectors Edition Millennium Falcon had over 5000 pieces, and was 33" long, 22" wide and 8" tall! (84cm long x 56cm wide x 21cm tall), and was officially advertised as the biggest set ever made - it was almost exactly to ...
This house is the biggest lego ever built unless proven otherwise. I searched a bit and could not find anything using more bricks. Here are some other project falling short from the 3.3 millions bricks : Shopville Le Gru,Grugliasco (Italy), 1.5km long, using 2,901,760 bricks, 13 February 2005 LEGO Millyard Project at SEE Science Center in Manchester, 3 ...
this brick has always annoyed me, when sorting my bricks
It depends what you mean by 'construction'. The largest construction project would probably be one of the LEGOLAND Theme Parks. The miniland part of the Windsor park alone has 40 million bricks. James May's Toy Story LEGO home was made with 3.3 million bricks although some of the bricks accounted for the separate models made to furnish the home.
In terms of height, I think the Eiffel Tower is unmatched, standing at 1 meter tall on a base of 50x50cm. When looking at the picture below, keep in mind a cat can easily pass under the arches: The parts count, at 3428, isn't too bad either.
If you could design using Technic Axle 32 as your primary member that would probably be cheapest. You can get 500 of them for under $1 each on BrickLink, and making an Eiffel Tower shape out of those could be fairly strong. You'd be using axles in compression which isn't ideal so you'd need to be careful about bending forces, but in terms of cost per metre ...
Since 2010 there have been Lego sets on the ISS but no mention of minifigs officially manning the outpost.
according to this NASA-article: at least 3 - the minifigs of galileo galilei, the god jupiter and his wife juno. NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter and his wife Juno to Jupiter when the spacecraft launches this Friday, Aug. 5 .
Just using bricks the cost argument becomes more important. Unfortunately large quantities of bricks really require that you deal with The Lego Group directly (and they're usually quite happy to deal). For rough price guides we can look at bricklink again. Sorting by quantity available from a single seller for some common parts (we don't care about price per ...
@Zhaph : (from my sister's LEGO collection)
The key point that the team at The Open University calculated made was that while you could in theory build a tower about 3.5km high of bricks before the ones at the bottom would be crushed by the weight of the ones above - this was based on the load-bearing ability of a single 2x2 brick - they also stated that a 2x4 would fail sooner (less support on the ...
Actually, I think the correct answer to that is "none". While two Astrobots, Sandy Moondust and Biff Sterling were designed to follow the adventure of the two Mars exploration rovers, these only contained pictures of them, not actual minifigs. So this leaves us with the three custom-built aluminium minifigs of the JUNO spacecraft, but considering these as ...
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