Overwhelmed by bricks

2014-02-17 17-36-19 LEGO Challenge

About 250.000 pieces, of 201 different types, weighing about 350 kilograms, filled (in fact still are) up a meeting at CERN this week. The latest order of 23 large ATLAS LEGO models came in one big delivery and needed some serious sorting, packing and whatnot. For more than 20 volunteers the task was to 1) find unsorted bags/pieces, 2) divide them into 23 piles, 3) deal with the missing pieces (or those we have too many), 4) fill them into new bags and 23 boxes and 5) proceed to the next type.

We spent several early mornings and late evenings, many of us even a couple of hours during the days and should be ready to ship the models to their institutes by next week. By then there will be 59 large models out in the open. See the stats page for more details.

It’s been quite a social and event as well and we would like to thank everybody who took part in this adventure!!!
I hope the institutes will enjoy building their models and appreciate the work that went into the latest order.

We expect to see some nice coverage about the use of the models at their final locations and certainly have some nice ideas for 2014 on our side … stay tuned!

2014-02-17 17-39-47 LEGO Challenge