Lego Hubble Telescope Ignites Internet Nerdgasm


The Hubble Space Telescope, as constituted in Lego bricks. - COURTESY LEGO.CUUSOO.COM AND USER GRUSSO
  • Courtesy and user GRusso
  • The Hubble Space Telescope, as constituted in Lego bricks.

Those of us who grew up with Legos remember castles, pirate ships, beach scenes and spaceships, all populated with those iconic Lego characters. They were great for play and for helping generations of children imagine people inhabiting the landscapes and vessels they spent whole days crafting out of plastic bricks. 

But as we got older, those little characters fell by the wayside, giving rise to a more mature Lego-collecting set—folks more interested in building and displaying their creations than imagining tiny people living in them. In response, Lego has developed a line of architecture models including such landmarks as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, the Willis Tower, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

The Danish toy company also has a division called Cuusoo, in which fans can submit their own Lego designs to be voted on by Cuusoo users that may be tapped to become their own Lego kits. Some of the more popular projects are model Apple stores, a DeLorean and The Discworld, but what caught our attention was this model of the Hubble Space Telescope by GRusso.