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Canadian Lego In Space!!!

Two 17 year old Canadian Grade 12 students sent a Lego man into space and captured the entire 97 minute flight on video.

The helium filled balloon used to send the Lego man (with Canadian Flag in hand) to space reached 24 kilometers above sea level. (almost 15 miles).

SEE VIDEO HERE (at YouTube) OR scroll down below for embedded link (thanks monsterlego) :P

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monsterlego2 years ago
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Wha... the link wasn't good enough? lol :P
Well if people want to see it without going to youtube...
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Duly noted. :P
AriedeB2 years ago
Canadian lego man in space???
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canucksgirl (author)  AriedeB2 years ago
And it was all done by high school age kids (17 I believe).
i saw this on like 5 different websites. (gets around doesn't he)
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
LOL... yes, he's making his rounds everywhere it seems.
Sure does. :)
It is quiet amazing indeed.
When i look back at what we used to do on my school, than this would be like watching a sciencefiction event come to live.
And those kids just did it for real, so in one word: WOW!
monsterlego2 years ago
That's wicked cool.

Did you know there's enough minifigs in the world to encircle the globe about five times? (weird fact)
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
o_0 Wow. That's a lot.
Their also the largest tire distributor.
...on earth.
kelseymh2 years ago
I guess it's my turn to be the anti-joke chicken :-)

Legally, outer space starts at an altitude of 100 km, and physically, at about 118 +/- 0.3 km.

In any event, awesome video, and there's just nothing cooler than a LEGO Mountie (seems to have lost his hat, but I'd recognize that bright red dress coat anywhere!) claiming the High Ground.
I think that's more "false statement Dwight"

False, outer space starts at an altitude of 100 km, and physically, at about 118 +/- 0.3 km.
canucksgirl (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
LOL... I agree, (but I did only say "space")... :P

I so would have loved to see the "anti-joke chicken" link but *sigh*, it leads no where.... perhaps that's the joke???

excuse me while I break out in song, "Oh Canada, our home and native land..." :P
Oops. That's because I set up the anchor, and forgot to past the URL into it :-(

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/anti-joke-chicken
canucksgirl (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
lol...
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canucksgirl (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
btw... good thing no mounties were around due to the legalities of outer space. :D lol
canucksgirl (author) 2 years ago
There must be a few Lego Lovers that will find this is pretty cool. :)
Hmmm i wonder who you could be talking about. oh yeah, me. :)
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
ha ha... ya, you were the first person I thought of when I saw this, so ya, I had to post it. :D
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