If you happened to miss the spectacular event that was Red Bull Stratos you’re in luck – the event has been recreated at 1:350 scale in LEGO form! The video was meant to promote the Vienna ModelMaker Fair, which takes place later this month, and has already garnered over 4 million views. Check it out after the break!
For those of you who have been living under a pile of plastic bricks for the past few weeks, Red Bull’s Stratos jump saw daredevil (not that Daredevil) Felix Baumgartner ascend 24 miles above the surface of the Earth only to jump out and free-fall back home. Red Bull claims that during his descent Felix reached a speed of 833.9 miles per hour or Mach 1.24, making him the first human to break the sound barrier without mechanical aid.
If the records come back with an official confirmation, Baumgartner will have broken three world records. On top of the whole sound barrier thing, he could be the new record holder for the highest manned balloon flight, highest free-fall jump, and fastest skydive.
It’s a momentous occasion for mankind. Sure, putting another robot on Mars is also a pretty big deal, but this is the kind of thing that shows how far we can push ourselves as a species, rather than what we can do with a smart hunk of metal.