Destroy the Whole Universe with this LEGO Atlas Detector 6

Imagine a tool powerful enough to tear apart the very same fabric of our Universe! A tool that can inspect inside the empty spaces of the atom and that can detect and explain the extra dimensions of our Universe. Well, here it is Atlas!

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This model is a 1:50 scale version of the real ATLAS experiment, situated at CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. The ATLAS detector is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy because the higher the energy you use to make the protons collide the smaller particles you can “see”.

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The model is made of in total 9517 pieces, is roughly in scale to a minifig and has a size of about one meter in length and half a meter in diameter. A quarter sector of the Inner Detector and the calorimeters can be taken out to better illustrate the individual layers of the actual detector. A scaffolding and two scales help to further illustrate the size of this experiment and a legend allows to identify the individual parts.

2011-11-10 10-25-41 ATLAS model

2011-10-17 18-49-28 ATLAS model

Watch the timelapse video about how it was built.

You can find more info at http://atlas-model.mehlhase.info/ as well as voting for it at Cuusoo. Happy colliding!

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  4. Reply supersluether Jun 18,2013 4:16 pm

    Quick question: what is it? Anyway, great model!

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