Lego has gone where no lego has gone before

Staff Writer

Coast FM in Mandurah, WA, recently ran a comp that saw all the schools in the area campaign for the chance to do something very special.

Pinjarra Primary School were the eventual winners and they then had the chance to send an object into space.

On Friday the near space weather balloon, 'Expandasaurus', was launched and tracked by the students.

Attached to it they placed a piece of Star Wars Lego…

The stats were impressive…

  • it travelled 27,500 metres high
  • had a top speed of 256 kph
  • total flight time of 1.5 hours

The craft was finally recovered 212 kms away near Narrogin.

Here's the video and some pics, including a real shot showing the lego figure in space. Very cool ! (if you wanted to see the full 1 hr 18 min video go here)



Getting ready to set off Recovery of the craft South East of Narrogin


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