The LEGO Large Hadron Collider Makes Science Fun

 - Jan 2, 2012
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A fantastic way to get children interested in science is to show them the LEGO Large Hadron Collider. The LEGO Large Hadron Collider is an exact replica of the massive atom smasher that has captivated both the scientific community and the public.

The LEGO Large Hadron Collider was made by Sascha Mehlhase, a Danish post-doctoral physicist (with a thing for LEGO). The replica consists of 9,500 pieces and was built to a scale of 1:50. The project took several weekends to complete and cost Mehlhase $2,500. American children are lagging behind the world in terms of their science and math skills, so toys that teach science in a fun and interactive way could help American kids take to science at a young age.