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Steel frame designed for Bright Bricks’ 160,000 piece LEGO® version of the Soyuz Capsule

14th Jan 2016

Proving our ability to deliver all types of structural engineering design, we’ve recently made our own contribution to the fervour surrounding the Soyuz Capsule which transported British astronaut Tim Peake into space. Our contribution relates to the 160,000 LEGO® brick model of the capsule, created by Bright Bricks!

Continuing a long-standing relationship with Bright Bricks, one of the world’s most inventive design companies, we designed a reinforced steel cage and steel base plate for the two-thirds sized LEGO version of the Soyuz Capsule.

Bright Bricks’ LEGO version took 650 man hours to build, stands 2.5m tall and used 160,000 LEGO bricks. It is now on display at the Science Museum in London until March.

Commenting on our contribution, Jonathan Derwent, Technical Director in our structural engineering business, said: “Our team really enjoyed this unique design challenge. Our steel framed support is concealed within the model. The LEGO bricks were built around it, and the frame prevents the capsule from being damaged or accidentally pushed over by the public as they stand or sit inside it at the Science Museum exhibition.”

Bright Bricks is a UK-based company creating unique models, mosaics and events from LEGO bricks and is world-renowned for its ability to promote brands with larger than life LEGO models.