Engineer builds working reproduction of Greek Antikythera Mechanism from Lego

Dec 10, 2010
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Engineer builds working reproduction of Greek Antikythera Mechanism from Lego

I thought I was doing good when I build a Lego play set that actually looks like the image on the box when I am done. This dude named Andrew Carol has just built what might be the most epic Lego creation ever. Carol is an software engineer at Apple and the dude is a Lego savant.

Carol tool 1,500 different Lego Technic pieces and used them to make a recreation of an ancient Greek computing device that was used to predict celestial events like eclipses with supreme accuracy. The actual device was discovered in a shipwreck in 1901 and it took 100 years for us to figure out what it did.

Carol took those Lego pieces and reconstructed the Greek device known as the Antikythera Mechanism with incredible accuracy and the thing actually works for tracking the lunar eclipse cycle. Check out the video below to see just how complex this creation is.

Via CNET


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